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Henry Curry

Henry Curry, one of 176 convicts transported on the Manlius, 16 July 1828

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Henry Curry
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1812
Occupation: Errand boy
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 7 years

Crime: Stealing
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Manlius
Departure date: 16th July, 1828
Arrival date: 9th November, 1828
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 175 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/6, Page Number 449 (226)
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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Dianne Jones on 28th April, 2021 wrote:

1828, 10 April: Henry CURRY, born 1812, was tried at the Old Bailey:

“909. HENRY CURRY was indicted for stealing, on the 29th of March, 1 pair of shoes, value 2s. 6d., the goods of Francis Sullivan.

WILLIAM WHITTINGHAM. I am a Bow-street officer. On the 29th of March, about half-past ten o’clock, I saw the prisoner at the upper end of Crown-street, near Oxford-street, he had something rolled up in his apron. I went and asked him what it was; he said, a pair of shoes, which he had bought of a boy in the street. I looked at them, and said, “They are too large for you;” he said he gave 1s. 3d. for them, and he might get 2s. for them. I took him to several shops in Monmouth-street, and at last took him to Sullivan’s, who said, he had lost a pair, and they were his property.

FRANCIS SULLIVAN. I keep a cellar in Monmouth-street; these are my shoes. I went out on the 28th of March, leaving them at my door; and the next morning the officer brought them to me. (Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner’s Defence. I would have shown him the person I bought them of, if he would have gone with me, but he would not.

GUILTY. Aged 16.

Transported for Seven Years.” (see https://www.oldbaileyonline.org/)

1828, 19 May: Henry Curry, 16, was received aboard the Justitia hulk at Woolwich. He was sent from the hulk for transportation on 7 July (see UK, Prison Hulk Registers and Letter Books, 1802-1849).

Dianne Jones on 28th April, 2021 wrote:

1828: On arrival in VDL, Henry Curry was 17 years old and single. He was an errand boy from Chichester and said his father was a pianoforte maker in Marchmont Street (see http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON18-1-15,296).

1836: After several acquittals for charges of stealing various items including hats, he was sentenced to 14 years – with three years to be served at Port Arthur – for stealing rope.

1843, 27 October: He received a Ticket of Leave.

Dianne Jones on 28th April, 2021 wrote:

1848, 23 June: He was convicted for stealing a gold watch and sentenced to 18 months’ hard labour in chains.

1849, 19 June: The remainder of his sentence was remitted.

1850, 28 August: Henry Curry was granted a Free Certificate (see https://stors.tas.gov.au/CON34-1-2$init=CON34-1-2P238).

Convict Changes History

Dianne Jones on 28th April, 2021 made the following changes:

gender: m, crime

Dianne Jones on 28th April, 2021 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1812 (prev. 0000), occupation

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