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Henry Burgess

Henry Burgess, one of 172 convicts transported on the Medway, 28 July 1825

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Henry Burgess
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1809
Occupation: -
Date of Death: 9th February, 1826
Age: 17 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 14 years

Crime: Burglary
Convicted at: Warwick Assizes
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: Medway
Departure date: 28th July, 1825
Arrival date: 14th December, 1825
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 172 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/5, Page Number 291 (147)
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 7th October, 2017 wrote:

Henry Burgess was listed as 15 years old on arrival in VDL.  On the entry for his death on the 9/2/1826 he is listed as 13 years old.

Native place: Birmingham.

Henry was 4’11” tall, sandy hair, leight grey eyes, large scar rt side under Jaw AE Moon 7 Stars left arm Crucifix HB WB TS right arm large scar above elbow Joint rt arm all of a {mermaid} above elbow left arm.

Occupation: Watch hand maker.

9/2/1826: Henry died at Hobart Town.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 7th October, 2017 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1809 (prev. 0000), date of death: 9th February, 1826 (prev. 0000), gender: m, crime

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