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Henry Collett, one of 192 convicts transported on the Governor Ready, 26 March 1827
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
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life span was 51 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to Life
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/6, Page Number 132
||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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Maureen Withey on 4th March, 2021 wrote:
National Archives. Criminal Petitions.
HO 17/15/1551827 Feb 7
Prisoner name: Henry Collett.
Court and date of trial: Worcester Assizes July 1826.
Crime: Stealing wearing apparel from a property in Astley, Worcestershire, belonging to Richard Bury.
Initial sentence: Death commuted to transportation for life.
Gaoler’s report: Character bad.
Annotated (Outcome): Refused 15 February 1827.
Petitioner(s): Elizabeth Collett and eight signatories.
Grounds for clemency (Petition Details): First offence; got into bad company; distressed wife; family dependants.
Other papers: Forwarding letter with petition from Elizabeth Collett.
Additional Information: On board York hulk at Gosport [Hampshire].
Convict Changes History
Maureen Withey on 4th March, 2021 made the following changes: