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Henry Glassop

Henry Glassop, one of 167 convicts transported on the Adrian, 13 April 1830

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Henry Glassop
Aliases: Henry Thomas Glassop
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 20th October, 1806
Occupation: -
Date of Death: 1st December, 1865
Age: 59 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 60 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Simple larceny
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Adrian
Departure date: 13th April, 1830
Arrival date: 20th August, 1830
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 168 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/7, Page Number 331 (168)
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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D Wong on 14th July, 2014 wrote:

Old Bailey 14/1/1830: Simple Larceny
JAMES HAWES and HENRY GLASSOP were indicted for stealing, on the 15th of December , 5lbs. weight of beef, value 2s. 6d. , the goods of Henry Pluckrose .
HENRY PLUCKROSE . I am a butcher , and live in Brick-lane, Bethnal-green . On the 15th of December my man was gone backward to kill; I served a customer, and went to book the meat - I came out and missed a piece of beef; I called my man to mind the shop, and ran down Slater-street - I saw the two prisoners; Hawes had a bundle under his arm; I ran on the other side of the way, crossed, and met them - I laid my hand on Hawes, and said, “You have got a bit of meat of mine;” I called an officer, and gave him in charge - as soon as I had spoken to him Glassop ran off; I pursued him with Winter, and took him.
GEORGE SMITH . I was passing the street, and saw the two prisoners; Hawes had the bundle - the prosecutor spoke to him, and called out, “Hold this one;” I took him into a house, while the prosecutor pursued Glassop; when they came back I opened the bundle, which contained a piece of beef, weighing about 6 lbs.

Hawes’s Defence. On the 15th of December I went to my uncle’s, who is ill; as I went up Slater-street a man came and asked if I would have a bit of meat - I said Yes; I was going up the street, and the prosecutor came and took me.

Glassop’s Defence. The only reason I had for running away was, because I own I am not one of the best of characters - I had been up at Worship-street, and I thought I was known there.

HAWES - GUILTY . Aged 22.
Transported for Seven Years.

Henry’s occupation was a “Comb Maker”

Son of George (also a comb maker) and Mary Glassop.

25/1/1837: COF

1839: Married Catherine Feagan – Catherine died 1847. 2 children listed, Jane b1820 and Harriet (listed as Glossop) in 1839 – died 1840

15/5/1845 Sydney Morning Herald:
Burglary.-On Monday night, or Tuesday morning, the house of Henry Glassop, combmaker, York-street, was entered by a false key being applied to the back door, when a watch, jewellery, and wearing apparel to the value of £10 was carried off.

8/5/1850 Sydney Morning Herald:
Mary Ann Daley was indicted for stealing five combs, the property of one Henry Glassop.
The Jury returned a verdict of not guilty, and she was discharged.

1/12/1865: Henry died at Mudgee aged 60.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 14th July, 2014 made the following changes:

alias1: Henry Thomas Glassop, date of birth: 20th October, 1806 (prev. 0000), date of death: 1st December, 1865 (prev. 0000), gender: m, crime

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