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Elijah Cunnington

Elijah Cunnington, one of 190 convicts transported on the Henrietta, 10 July 1843

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Elijah Cunnington
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1824
Occupation: Ploughman/farm labourer
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 53 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 14 years

Crime: Stealing
Convicted at: Rutland Assizes
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: Henrietta
Departure date: 10th July, 1843
Arrival date: 19th November, 1843
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 189 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/13, Page Number 372
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 12th June, 2012 wrote:

Convicted of receiving stolen goods, trial date 4 March 1843

Anonymous on 13th June, 2012 wrote:

Elijah Cunnington was 18 years old when indicted for stealing 5 or 6 lbs., of meat and some flour from John Butter a grocer of Oakham which was also Elijah’s native place.

Hulk Punishments: Ironed for i month for assaulting a prisoner.
Surgeon’s Report: Character; Tolerable.

Elijah was 5’6 1/2" tall, could read and Write, single, protestant, hazel eyes, brown hair, fresh complexion.  His father was James, brothers, Josiah, William and Shelton and 1 sister, Marian.

On arrival he was sent to Maria Island and his conduct record is long with many offences, bad language and misconduct mostly.

Convict Changes History

Anonymous on 13th June, 2012 made the following changes:

date of birth 1824-00-00, gender m

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