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Henry Catlin

Henry Catlin, one of 188 convicts transported on the Asiatic, 26 May 1843

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Henry Catlin
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 25th December, 1827
Occupation: Shoemaker
Date of Death: 1918
Age: 90 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 14 years

Crime: Stealing money
Convicted at: Bedford General Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: Asiatic
Departure date: 26th May, 1843
Arrival date: 23rd September, 1843
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 187 other convicts

References

Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/13, Page Number 303 (153). Tasmanian Archives - convict conduct record; permission to marry.
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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scott young on 11th May, 2016 wrote:

Quite an incredible and inspirational story of Henry Catlin . At age 9 he was charged with theft of a pair of shoes and received a 4mths jail term with hard labour , solitary confinement for alternating fortnights at a time and for good measure a private whipping. The transport was cancelled and he returned to his fathers care who was an extremely violent drunk            
      Age : 9 years old !!!
Gender: Male
Height: 3 feet 10 inches
Hair Colour: Light
Eye Colour: Hazel
Complexion: Fair
Identifying Features: Marked with small pox, H on left arm
Education: Neither
Birth Town: Bedford
Birth County: Bedfordshire
Residence(town/village): Bedford
Residence(county): Bedfordshire
Offence: Stealing Shoes
Committed By: C.Short Esquire Mayor
When Committed: 11/09/1837
Type of Gaol: Bedford, New House of Correction
Sentence: 7 Years Transportation commuted sentence 4 Months Hard Labour ............subsequently he tried to survive in a worsening situation but could not escape what life’s cards had dealt him in pursuit of survival…                                    Age: 14
Gender: Male
Height: 4 feet 7 inches
Education: Read
Birth Town: Bedford
Birth County: Bedfordshire
Residence(town/village): Bedford
Residence(county): Bedfordshire
Offence: Stealing 3 shillings and sixpence
Committed By: W.R.Mersham Esquire Mayor
When Committed: 27/05/1842
Trial Session: Midsummer 1842
Type of Gaol: Bedford County Gaol
Sentence: 14 Years Transportation
To read his story is a true situation of hardship and injustice compared to his father efforts…he went on to bear a fruitful life which is recorded quite well here : http://vcp.e2bn.org/case_studies/case11208-henry-catlin-age-14-deported.html

Nell Murphy on 8th July, 2016 wrote:

16 Sept 1852: Application for Permission to Marry - to Harriett COFFEE (listed as free). Approved.
18 Oct 1852: Married to Harriett COFFEE (ref. 37/1/11 no. 562) at Holy Trinity Church, Hobart. Henry a shoemaker, bachelor. Harriett a spinster.

Convict Changes History

scott young on 11th May, 2016 made the following changes:

gender: m

scott young on 11th May, 2016 made the following changes:

date of birth: 25th December, 1827 (prev. 0000), date of death: 1918 (prev. 0000)

scott young on 11th May, 2016 made the following changes:

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scott young on 11th May, 2016 made the following changes:

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Nell Murphy on 8th July, 2016 made the following changes:

source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/13, Page Number 303 (153). Tasmanian Archives - convict conduct record; permission to marry. (prev. Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Pie

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