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Henry Doran

Henry Doran, one of 179 convicts transported on the Agamemnon, 22 April 1820

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Henry Doran
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1798
Occupation: Publican
Date of Death: 13th December, 1850
Age: 52 years

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: Breaking and entering and stealing
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Agamemnon
Departure date: 22nd April, 1820
Arrival date: 22nd September, 1820
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 178 other convicts

References

Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/3, Page Number 299 (151)
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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Denis Pember on 13th April, 2016 wrote:

Old Bailey Transcript t18200112-3)
(http://www.oldbaileyonline.org) Online database:
HENRY DORAN was indicted for burglariously breaking and entering the dwelling-house of Benjamin Pugh , about six o’clock in the night of the 4th of January , at St. Pancras , with intent to steal, and burglariously stealing therein, thirteen plates, value 6 s. 6 d.; five dishes, value 2 s. 6 d.; 2 lbs. of bread, value 1 s.; 3 lbs. of cheese, value 1 s. 6 d.; 1 lb. of butter, value 1 s.; one pork pie, value 2 s., and 5 lbs of beef, value 2 s. 6 d., his property .
Counsel for the Prosecution, MR. ANDREWS.
MICHAEL BARRY . I am a patrol on the Foundling Estate; Bernard-street is on my beat, and in the parish of St. Pancras. On the 4th of January, about a quarter past six o’clock in the morning, I was passing Mr. Pugh’s house - it was quite foggy and dark. I observed that one of the wooden panes on one side of the scullery door appeared to be out, which made me think somebody was about the place. I went down the area, and found the scullery door partly open - the watchman was coming down the street; we found the area gate unlocked. I told him to keep the gate fast while I went down the steps; I was going down, and found the prisoner coming out of the scullery door. He said he had got up too early to go to work, and that he met two men, who told him to come down to such an area, where they would find plenty of grub, and they would share with him.
Q. Had he any thing with him - A. No. Before I took him away I found a sack with five dishes, part of three half-quartern loaves, a piece of beef, two pieces of cheese, a piece of dried salmon, a quantity of butter, and a small pan of kitchen-stuff, all tied up in the sack which was in the scullery.
Q. Is the scullery immediately underneath the step of the street door - A. Yes, it is part of the area, which is enclosed. The kitchen door enters into the scullery, and the scullery door into the area.
JOHN PHILLIPS . I am watchman of Bernard-street. On the morning of the 4th of January Barry told me towait at the gate while he went down - I saw the prisoner come out of the scullery; Barry held him while I went and looked to see if there were any more. I brought the bag up.
JANE LITTLEFIELD . I am cook to Mr. Benjamin Pugh . The scullery is immediately under the step of the street door; one door leads into the area, and the other into the kitchen. On the night of the 4th of January, when I went to bed, I made the doors fast - I bolted the door leading to the area, at the top and bottom. About six o’clock in the morning, the watchman called me, and I found it open; a pane of wood, which was safe when I went to bed, had been taken out; a man could put his body through, and unbolt the door, top and bottom. I saw the sack with the things in it - I had left them all safe - the sack was not there the night before; thirteen plates were tied up in a handkerchief under the sink - I had left them in a plate-rack. I am certain I fastened the doors, and the area gate was locked; the door leading to the kitchen was not opened. Last night I found these things in the water-cistern in the scullery - here is a skeleton key, which opens the area gate easily, also a bottle, a steel, and a flint.
Prisoner’s Defence. The evening before, I had some words at home, and went out; I fell in company with two young men at a public-house, and told them I was out of work. They said if I would meet them at the corner of Bernard-street at six o’clock they would get me work. I met them; they sent me down to the scullery for the bag. The patrol came and caught me on the steps.
GUILTY . - DEATH Aged 22.
First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Burrough.

Denis Pember on 13th April, 2016 wrote:

In the colony, Henry married Sarah Graham in 1829.
Sarah had been born in the colony, the daughter of John Graham (Convict, Ganges 1797) and his wife Elizabeth, nèe Meinay (Came Free, Ganges, 1797)
Henry and Sarah had 4 children:
Charles Henry 1830; John George 1833; Sarah Elizabeth 1836 and Harriet Amelia 1838.

Denis Pember on 13th April, 2016 wrote:

Sainty & Johnson; 1828 Census of New South Wales:
## Note, taken the year before he married!
Page 127…
[Ref D 1303] Doran, Henry, 28, GS, Agamemnon, 1821, Life, Servant to John Piper at Alloway Bank, Bathurst Plains.

Anne Doran on 3rd May, 2016 wrote:

Family Notices (1850, December 17). The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954), , p. 3. Retrieved May 3, 2016, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12923401

Convict Changes History

Anonymous on 14th March, 2012 made the following changes:

date of death 1850-00-00, gender m

Denis Pember on 13th April, 2016 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1798 (prev. 0000), crime

Anne Doran on 3rd May, 2016 made the following changes:

date of death: 13th December, 1850 (prev. 1850), crime

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