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Henry Copas

Henry Copas, one of 156 convicts transported on the Speke, 05 August 1826

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Henry Copas
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1803
Occupation: Bricklayer
Date of Death: -
Age: -

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 Life

Crime: Housebreaking
Convicted at: London Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Speke
Departure date: 5th August, 1826
Arrival date: 26th November, 1826
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 155 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/6, Page Number 51 (27)
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

Anonymous on 22nd September, 2011 wrote:

My Great Great Grandfather received Ticket of leave, married Sarah Carroll in 1841 at Scone Courthouse, NSW, had 4 children, and has disappeared along with his eldest daughter, Mary, sometime between around 1850 and 1852, when Sarah began a family with a new husband, John Hopkinson at Hillgrove, NSW

D Wong on 6th October, 2012 wrote:

Henry was 22 years old when indicted for stealing 1 table clock, value £25 the goods of Edward Watson, from his dwelling house.  His brothers, George and John were also transported.

1839: TOL Merton.
1840: Bank Warrant.
23/12/1841: TOL Passport, On the recommendation of the Merton Bench.
1/5/1843: CP

18/9/1841: Henry made application to marry Mary Sarah Carroll, aged 20 (Surrey 1).  They had 4 children.

For a time Henry was in Wollongong with John, working as a bricklayer, but then went to New England to work as a shepherd for Richard Hargrave on Hillgrove and Hernani Stations.

1851/52: Died at Hernani Station.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 6th October, 2012 made the following changes:

date of birth 1803, gender, occupation, crime

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