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Henry Goldsborough

Henry Goldsborough, one of 280 convicts transported on the Aboukir, 24 December 1851

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Henry Goldsborough
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1807
Occupation: Blacksmith
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: Burglary
Convicted at: Northampton Assizes at Northampton
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Aboukir
Departure date: 24th December, 1851
Arrival date: 20th February, 1852
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land and Norfolk Island. [These convicts appear to have all landed in Van Diemen's Land]
Passenger manifest Travelled with 279 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 92, Class and Piece Number HO11/17, Page Number 309 (157)
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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Stuart Morris on 14th October, 2014 wrote:

“Burglary after prior conviction”. Sentenced 13th July 1850. Previously convicted for larceny, 3rd January 1850, sentenced to 3 months hard labor [sic].

D Wong on 18th October, 2014 wrote:

Henry Goldsborough was transported for ‘stealing money and a watch’.  The prosecutor was John Knighton at Raunds.

Henry was 44 years old on arrival, he was single, 5’8” tall, sallow complexion, dark brown hair, reddish whiskers, grey eyes.  He could read and write, was CofE, and had been in the 14th dragoons for 6 years.

8/7/1856: TOL
20/4/1858: CP

Found no death for Henry in VDL, the only other mention of any Henry Goldsborough was in Sydney from 1860 to 1890, (there was a departure from VDL in the Goldsborough name, no christian name given, about the time of his CP.

Convict Changes History

Stuart Morris on 14th October, 2014 made the following changes:

gender: m, crime

D Wong on 18th October, 2014 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1807 (prev. 0000), occupation

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