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Henry Curtis

Henry Curtis, one of 216 convicts transported on the Stakesby, 20 May 1833

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Henry Curtis
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1813
Occupation: Soldier/groom
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 61 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Highway robbery
Convicted at: Sussex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Stakesby
Departure date: 20th May, 1833
Arrival date: 4th September, 1833
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 215 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/9, Page Number 118
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

D Wong on 5th March, 2019 wrote:

24/12/1832 Sussex Advertiser Sussex, England:
George Gorringe, Henry Curtis, Joseph Carnal, and John Bundle, convicted of having robbed James Webber, on the highway at Cuckfield, had sentence of
Death recorded against them.

All arrived per ‘Stakesby’.

Henry Curtis was listed as 20 years old on arrival.
Place of Birth: Romsey.

Occupation: Soldier/house servant/groom.

Henry was single, 5’10” tall, sallow complexion, brown hair, hazel eyes, reddish eyebrown, thickly pockpitted.

1833 Muster: Assigned to Mr. Sergeantson
1835 Muster: Public Works.

8/7/1835: Suspicion of having stolen one pair of trowsers and two shirts, the property of John Johnson, Committed for Trial.
12/10/1835: 18 months imprisonment and hard labour.

10/9/1840: Permission to marry Mary Owens (Hindostan).

26/10/1840: Married Mary at St. David’s, Hobart.  Henry was 28 and Mary 23.
Name changed to Edwards C1846 - apparently they had 5 children.

20/5/1842: TOL
24/6/1845: Recommended for a CP for the Australian Colonies.

Contribution on Mary Owens profile page by Anne Goodman states that Henry changed his surname to Edwards C1846.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 5th March, 2019 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1813 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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