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Henry Callaghan

Henry Callaghan, one of 279 convicts transported on the Gilmore, 03 October 1838

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Henry Callaghan
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1820
Occupation: Clothier
Date of Death: 1872
Age: 52 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 57 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Stealing fowls
Convicted at: Wilts. Assizes
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Gilmore
Departure date: 3rd October, 1838
Arrival date: 24th January, 1839
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 277 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/11, Page Number 350
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

Donna Brookes on 7th May, 2013 wrote:

His original name was “O” Callaghan. The irish were ordered to drop their “O"by the English royal family…otherwise they would not be fed. Henry picked the “O"back up again once his first son was born

Donna Brookes on 7th June, 2014 wrote:

Henry married Margaret o brien. In 1854. His parent were Henry Callaghan and f Bridget fritzgeral

D Wong on 9th June, 2014 wrote:

Henry was the son of Bridget Fitzgerald and Henry Callaghan. Henry born approx 1822 in Rathcormac County Cork, Ireland.

Henry was 5’3 ¼” tall,  black hair, hazel eyes, scar inside left arm, single, fair complexion.

16/3/1843: TOL
1845: COF

23/2/1852: travelled on the ship “The Swift” to Melbourne where he then continued to Geelong.

1854:  married Margaret O’Brien.  They had a son Henry born in Avoca in 1855, he moved to South Australia.
3 other children born in Lexton, Victoria.

1872: Henry died aged 52.

Margaret died in 1898 aged 60 at Geelong.

Convict Changes History

Maggie Colley on 23rd April, 2013 made the following changes:

date of birth 1822, date of death 1872, gender

Donna Brookes on 7th May, 2013 made the following changes:


D Wong on 9th June, 2014 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1820 (prev. 1822), crime

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