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Harriet Harris

Harriet Harris, one of 140 convicts transported on the Henry Wellesley, 17 July 1837

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Harriet Harris
Aliases: none
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1818
Occupation: Servant of all work
Date of Death: 1869
Age: 51 years

Life Span

Life span

Female median life span was 60 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: Henry Wellesley
Departure date: 17th July, 1837
Arrival date: 22nd December, 1837
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 139 other convicts

References

Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/11, Page Number 94
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 9th April, 2020 wrote:

Old Bailey:
HARRIET HARRIS.
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.
District: Parramatta.

1839: Married at St. John’s, Parramatta.
Children:
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

15/4/1845: COF

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

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