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Henry Hall

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

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Henry Hall
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1824
Occupation: Errand boy
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 58 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Theft~simple larceny
Convicted at: Central Criminal Court
Sentence term: 7 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 160
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 26th November, 2018 wrote:

Old Bailey:
Theft: simple larceny.
13th May 1839
Verdict Guilty > unknown
Sentence Transportation

HENRY HALL was indicted for stealing, on the 11th of May, 2 sovereigns, 4 half-sovereigns, and 6 half-crowns, the monies of William Joseph Lott.

WILLIAM JOSEPH LOTT. I am a pig-feeder, and live at Nottingdale, Kensington. The prisoner lodged with me, as he had no father nor mother I took him in—I have known him two or three years—I lost this money out of a little jug in the parlour cupboard—it was in a bit of paper—there were two sovereigns, four half-sovereigns, and four half-crowns, which I received on Saturday, for three pigs I had sold in the morning—the prisoner picked up a bit of paper, and I put the money into it—the day passed on—I was not very well—I went to bed, and the prisoner said, “Bill, I’ll get a pitcher of water”—he did so, and brought it up stairs, and went down—I soon fell asleep—I awoke about twelve o’clock, and saw a bit of a light in the room where my money was, I called him, but he did not come—I went down—there was a sieve-basket under the cupboard—I got upon it, and the money was gone, and the prisoner also—I did not see him any more till he was in custody.

Prisoner. Another young lad lodged in the house. Witness. Yes, but not in the room, and he returned again—you never did.

ANN ELIZABETH LOTT. I am the prosecutor’s sister. I heard of the loss of his money—I met the prisoner on Monday, the 13th, stopped him, and asked him why he had robbed my brother—he said, “If you will let me go, I will give you all the money I have got”—he pulled out half-a-sovereign and some silver—I said no—I seized him by the collar, and held him till the constable came up.

WILLIAM MAVERLY (police-sergeant F 74.) On Monday last I was in Bridge-street, and saw the witness and the prisoner—he had half-a-sovereign, eight shillings, and some coppers, and these new silk handkerchiefs.

GUILTY. Aged 18.— Transported for Seven Years.

Henry Hall was listed as 15 years old on arrival (Old Bailey has him at 18 years old).

Henry was literate, Protestant, single : Native Place: London.  He was 5’4¾” tall, sallow and a little freckled, light hair, hazel grey eyes, scar top of left side of forehead, another over right eyebrow, two scars under back part of right jaw, scar on palm of right hand near the little finger, scar back of left thumb.

10/6/1846: COF (Listed as a Tin man and brazier on his COF and worked for a Mr. Baker).

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 26th November, 2018 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1824 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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