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Francis Harrison

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Francis Harrison
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1786
Occupation: Stonemason
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 57 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: -
Convicted at: Ireland, Dublin
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Guildford
Departure date: 1815
Arrival date: 8th April, 1816
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 36 other convicts


Primary source: http://www.jenwilletts.com; Sydney Gazette
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Carol Axton-Thompson on 16th February, 2014 wrote:

Francis Harrison was convicted at Dublin in December 1814. 7yr sentence. Transported to New South Wales, Australia per the ‘Guildford’ arriving 08/04/1816.

Aged 30yrs; stonemason.

One of the convicts who escaped from the Colony 12/09/1816 having seized the brig ‘Trial’. No trace of them was found despite attempts to trace them.  The wreck of the ‘Trial’ was however found. Some were believed to have gone bush or went in a small boat made from the shipwreck.

Maureen Withey on 29th September, 2020 wrote:

SEVERAL Prisoners having absconded from their Employment during this Week, and particularly the undermentioned, it is hereby directed that every Exertion shall be made on the Part of the Police, as well as the Settlers and Inhabitants of the Colony, to apprehend the Persons referred to, who are suspected of the Piracy of the Brig Trial, on the Night of the 12th Instant.
Francis Harrison, a Convict from the County Gaol, Dublin, tried Dec. 1814, for 7 years, 30 years of age, by trade a stonemason, native of Dublin, 5 feet 8¾ inches high, dark brown hair, black eyes, dark ruddy complexion, arrived per ship Guildford 2d, and was employed in the Stonemason’s Gang, Sydney.
Sydney Gazette, 21 Sept 1816.

Convict Changes History

Carol Axton-Thompson on 16th February, 2014 made the following changes:

convicted at, term: 7 years, voyage, source: www.jenwilletts.com; Sydney Gazette (prev. ), firstname: Francis, surname: Harrison, alias1: , alias2: , alias3: , alias4: , date of birth: 1786, date of death: 0000, gender: m, occupation, crime

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