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Henry Dwyer

Henry Dwyer, one of 305 convicts transported on the Maitland, 19 March 1840

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Henry Dwyer
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1825
Occupation: Errand boy
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 10 years

Crime: Pocket picking
Convicted at: Derby Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 10 years
Ship: Maitland
Departure date: 19th March, 1840
Arrival date: 14th July, 1840
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 305 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/12, Page Number 162
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 23rd January, 2013 wrote:

14/10/1842: Absconded from Charles Windeyer, Raymond Terrace.

Henry Dwyer was described as: 17 years old, from Lancaster, 5’2 1/2” tall, dark pale and freckled complexion, dark brown hair and eyes, eyebrows meeting, 3 small scars (1) inside forehead.

D Wong on 22nd October, 2018 wrote:

Henry Dwyer was 15 years old on arrival ; native place: Lancaster.

Henry was literate, catholic, single.

1848: TOL Brisbane Water.
20/8/1850: COF.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 23rd January, 2013 made the following changes:

date of birth 1825, gender, occupation

D Wong on 22nd October, 2018 made the following changes:


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