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Daniel Harmer

Daniel Harmer, one of 190 convicts transported on the Mangles, July 1824

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Daniel Harmer
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1st December, 1796
Occupation: Cordwainer
Date of Death: 1868
Age: 71 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 Life

Crime: Assault and attempted robbery
Convicted at: Sussex Special Session of Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Mangles
Departure date: July, 1824
Arrival date: 27th October, 1824
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 189 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/5, Page Number 167 (85)
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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Eric Harry Daly on 26th January, 2013 wrote:

Daniel Harmer was born on 1 December 1796 and christened on 11 December of that year at Thorpe, Norwich, Norfolk. He was the son of John and Susanna Harmer nee Harrison. Daniel was sentenced on 22 Dec 1823 at Lewes, Sussex, to transportation for life for assault with intent to rob.
He departed Portsmouth on 13 July 1824 aboard the ship Mangles and arrived in Sydney on 27 October 1824. His convict indent describes him as a 28 year old cordwainer (shoemaker). He was 5’ 4¾” tall, with a pale/freckled complexion, brown to red hair and grey eyes.
The 1828 census lists Daniel as an assigned servant to Mr James James of Sydney. Daniel was granted permission to marry Catherine Burnell on 2 Apr 1833. Catherine was born about 1805 in Dublin, Ireland, She arrived free in Sydney on the City of Edinburgh on 12 Nov 1828 with her mother Mary Ann and her younger brother George and sister Ann. Daniel and Catherine Harmer had a family of ten children. Five of those children died in infancy or early childhood.
Daniel was granted a ticket of leave in 1833 on condition he remain in the Sydney district. On the 1 April 1839 Daniel is on a list of persons recommended for a conditional pardon and on 29 April 1840 his name is listed in the New South Wales Government Gazette under conditional pardons approved.
Daniel died in June 1868 at Campbelltown NSW where he was visiting as a commercial traveller. Daniel and his family lived for many years in Woolloomooloo, Sydney.

Convict Changes History

Eric Harry Daly on 26th January, 2013 made the following changes:

date of birth 1st December, 1796, date of death 1868, gender, occupation, crime

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