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Harriet Harris, one of 140 convicts transported on the Henry Wellesley, 17 July 1837
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
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life span was 60 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 7 years
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/11, Page Number 94
||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 9th April, 2020 wrote:
Theft: simple larceny.
3rd April 1837
Verdict Guilty > unknown
HARRIET HARRIS was indicted for a misdemeanor.
THOMAS TREVILLIAN. I am a furniture broker, and live in Old-street. I had known the prisoner sometime—she came on the 17th of March, and said her father had sent her for a caddy—I knew her father well, as a customer—his name is Abraham Ayres, of Bartholomew-close, near Smithfield—she said if it did not suit her father, she would bring it back in an hour—she asked the price—I told her 25s., and she said, “If I should not bring it back to-night, you may expect my father will keep it.”
CHARLES WILLIAMS. I am a shopman to John Walter, a pawnbroker in Goswell-road. This caddy was pawned by a female, in the name of Harriet Leath, Bartholomew-close, on the 15th of March.
JOHN DROVE . I am a policeman. I took the prisoner—the duplicate was given up to the sergeant in my presence.
ABRAHAM AYRES. The prisoner is my daughter-in-law—I did not send her to Mr. Trevillian’s in March last for a tea-caddy.
(The prisoner received a good character.)
Harriet Harris was listed as 19 years old on arrival.
Native Place: Surry.
Harriet was literate, protestant, single, 5’0¼” tall, ruddy complexion, light brown hair, grey eyes, two warts back of middle finger of right hand, and one back of middle finger of left hand.
????: Permission to marry abraham Williams (Camden 1831) Abraham was 26 and had a TOL - Harriet was 21 and on bond.
1839: Married at St. John’s, Parramatta.
1840–1840: Eliza Williams
1842–1931: Abraham Williams
1844–1932: William Williams
1847–1886: Samuel Williams
1849-????: Charles Williams
1852-????: Sarah Ann Williams
1854–1927: John Williams
1857–1860: Arthur Williams
1859–1944: Sydney James Williams
1869: Harried died at Liverpool, Sydney.
1886: Abraham died at Liverpool, Sydney.
Convict Changes History
katherine O'neill on 9th April, 2020 made the following changes:
date of birth: 1818 (prev. 0000), gender: f
D Wong on 9th April, 2020 made the following changes:
date of death: 1869 (prev. 0000), occupation, crime