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Henry Creswell

Henry Creswell, one of 180 convicts transported on the Almorah, April 1817

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Henry Creswell
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1790
Occupation: Painter & glazier
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 54 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: -
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Almorah
Departure date: April, 1817
Arrival date: 29th August, 1817
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 182 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/2, Page Number 343 (173)
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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Maureen Withey on 15th December, 2019 wrote:

Saturday, July 18th, 1818
WHEREAS Henry Cresswell, a Convict, 5 feet 5ΒΌ inches high, fair complexion, black hair, blue eyes, born in Jersey, 28 years of age, was tried at London in 1817, and sentenced to be transported for Life, came from England in the Ship Almorah, and here in the Ship Pilot; ... have absconded from the Public Works at Hobart Town.
Hobart Town Gazette, 25 July 1818.

Penny-Lyn Beale on 14th May, 2021 wrote:

1817 - 1821 - New South Wales and Tasmania, Australia Convict Musters, Tasmania.
Ship; Almorah
No; 49
Name; Henry Cresswell
Age on Arrival; 28
Trade; Painter and Glazier
Native; Place; London
Remarks; RUN in ship; Duke of Wellington 1818

1818 - 4 Jan. Offence; Endeavoring to Escape from the Colony per the Ship Pilot. Sentence; 6 months Goal Gang

1818 - 30 Apr. Offence; Out after Hours. Sentence; To labour same hours as Goal gang for one week

Convict Changes History

Penny-Lyn Beale on 14th May, 2021 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1790 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation

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