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Francis Fenn

Francis Fenn, one of 260 convicts transported on the Merchantman, 29 June 1864

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Francis Fenn
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 28th July, 1834
Occupation: Ag lab
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 51 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 15 years

Crime: House breaking
Convicted at: Kent, General Quarter Sessions Maidstone
Sentence term: 15 years
Ship: Merchantman
Departure date: 29th June, 1864
Arrival date: 12th September, 1864
Place of arrival Western Australia
Passenger manifest Travelled with 260 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 93, Class and Piece Number HO11/19, Page Number 40
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

Lesley Young on 5th July, 2015 wrote:

He was the son of Francis Fenn and Hannah Higgens,9th or their 11 children. He was also a twin, with brother Higgens Fenn who also found himself up before a judge on more than one occasion.

Francis’ previous convictions were 5 July 1850 sentenced to 6 weeks for Larceny
03 Jan 1856 - 12 months for Larceny
then 22 Oct 1857 - 15 years for house breaking.

Lesley Young on 5th July, 2015 wrote:

He was born in Ulcombe, Kent, England.

D Wong on 10th July, 2015 wrote:

Francis was 28 years old on arrivfal, he was 5’8” tall, sandy hair, blue eyes, red complexion, middling stout, semi literate, protestant, tree left arm, man and 2 trees right arm, scar first finger right hand, single.

26/11/1864: TOL
28/6/1873: COF, Champion Bay.

Lesley Young on 11th July, 2015 wrote:

South Eastern Gazette Newspaper 09 July 1850:
Francis Fenn, the younger, 16, for stealing one pistol value 2 shillings, the property of Frederick Todd, at Ulcomb - six weeks hard labour.

South Eastern Gazette Newspaper 08 Jan 1856:
Francis Fenn, 21, was charged with stealing a pair of shoes, value 7 shillings, the property of Robert Nicholls, at Ulcomb, on 28th November. verdict Guilty

South Eastern Gazette Newspaper 27 Oct 1857: Francis Fenn, labourer was charged with breaking and entering the dwelling house of Thomas Moseley and stealing 2 pounds 5 shillings therefrom in Ulcombe, on 5th September. Fifteen Years penal Servitude.

Convict Changes History

Lesley Young on 5th July, 2015 made the following changes:

date of birth: 28th July, 1834 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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