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Henry Brooks

Henry Brooks, one of 230 convicts transported on the Dudbrook, 17 November 1852

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Henry Brooks
Aliases: Howard (alias)
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1827
Occupation: Labourer
Date of Death: 1881
Age: 54 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 56 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 10 years

Crime: Sheep-stealing
Convicted at: Oxford Boro. of Banbury Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 10 years
Ship: Dudbrook
Departure date: 17th November, 1852
Arrival date: 7th February, 1853
Place of arrival Western Australia
Passenger manifest Travelled with 234 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 92, Class and Piece Number HO11/17, Page Number 573 (289)
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 20th June, 2018 wrote:

Henry Brooks was transported for sheepstealing in Banbury, Oxfordshire on 8.04.1851. Henry was listed as 24 years old on arrival inn Western Australia.

Henry was single, 5’2½” tall, dark hair, hazel eyes, fresh complexion, stout build, scar on both temples.

8/5/1854: TOL
14/6/1858: CP

1881: Henry Brooks died at Geraldton, WA.
Note: The entry for Henry states age as 41?? the above Henry was born C1827 so there is a 13 year difference - 6 more Henry Brooks died in the 1900’s, earliest was 1935.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 20th June, 2018 made the following changes:

alias1: Howard (alias) (prev. Howard (Alias)), date of birth: 1827 (prev. 0000), date of death: 1881 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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