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Henry Casson

Henry Casson, one of 158 convicts transported on the Lord Sidmouth, 20 September 1818

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Henry Casson
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1798
Occupation: Porter
Date of Death: 1879
Age: 81 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 60 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Stealing
Convicted at: London Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Lord Sidmouth
Departure date: 20th September, 1818
Arrival date: 11th March, 1819
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 159 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/3, Page Number 89 (46)
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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mrs.eileen mcdonald on 17th April, 2014 wrote:

sadly it was because of stealing my ancestors books he was sentenced..eileen

D Wong on 18th April, 2014 wrote:

Old Bailey:
HENRY CASSON was indicted for stealing, on the 11th of April , four printed bound books, value 1l. 18s. , the goods of Alexander Black , Thomas Kingsbury , Charles Parbury , and William Houghton Allen . MR. ALEXANDER BLACK…
Henry was 20 years old and working for Mr Gordon, a bookbinder.

Colonial Secretary Papers:
CASSON, Henry. Per “Lord Sidmouth”, 1819
1819 Mar 18:On list of convicts disembarked from the “Lord Sidmouth” and forwarded to Parramatta for distribution (Reel 6006; 4/3500 p.40)
1823 Mar 26:Servant of E Bolland of Field of Mars; attestation as to his character for a ticket of leave (Reel 6026; 4/1715 p.568)
1825:On list of Crown servants mustered in the employ of Hannibal MacArthur in 1824; at Argyle (Fiche 3146; 4/1843B No.571 p.704)

1837: Married Margaret Parker, Maitland area.

1850: Cessnock land holder.

1858: Only daughter Henrietta married George Sweetman.

Died at Parramatta.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 18th April, 2014 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1798 (prev. 0000), date of death: 1879 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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