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Henry Bonnick

Henry Bonnick, one of 269 convicts transported on the Layton, 26 August 1835

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Henry Bonnick
Aliases: Matthews, Bonwick
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1815
Occupation: Waterman
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 61 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Stealing from the person
Convicted at: Central Criminal Court
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Layton
Departure date: 26th August, 1835
Arrival date: 10th December, 1835
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 270 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/10, Page Number 125 (65)
Source description: This record is one of the entries in the British convict transportation registers 1787-1867 database compiled by State Library of Queensland from British Home Office (HO) records which are available on microfilm as part of the Australian Joint Copying Project.

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Community Contributions

D Wong on 16th August, 2017 wrote:


HENRY MATTHEWS aka HENRY BONNICK aka HENRY BONWICK was 20 years old on arrival in VDL.  Born in Dunkirk, and transported for “Stealing a handkerchief from the person”.

Henry was Single, 5’3”, fresh complexion Reddish brown hair, brown eyes, dimpled chin, natural brown mark on left breast.

Previous Convictions:
Once for Vagrancy – discharged
Again for Vagrancy – acquitted

8 Oct 1838 – PS
24 April 1840 – Launceston
22 June 1841 – Launceston
20 July 1841 – Launceston
Offences and Sentences:
4 April 1837 – Marine Dept – Disorderly conduct and making use of threatening and abusive language – Reprimanded
12 April 1838 – Seaman, Govt Brig “Tamar” – Disobedience of orders in not doing what he was ordered – 2 months hard labour in chains – Town Surveyor’s Gang at Launceston, then returned to his Department, vide Lieut-Governor’s Decision 21 April 1838
3 October 1838 – Marine Dept – Neglect of duty and insolence – 2 months hard labour on the roads and recommended not to be returned to the Marine Department again – Confirmed to Campbell Town Gang, then to be assigned to the Interior, vide Lieut-Governor’s Decision 6 October 1838

27/6/1840: TOL
3/11/1841: CP

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 16th August, 2017 made the following changes:

alias1: Matthews, alias2: Bonwick, date of birth: 1815 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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