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Henry Hathaway

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Henry Hathaway
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1762
Occupation: -
Date of Death: 3rd September, 1828
Age: 66 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 56 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Assault and attempted robbery
Convicted at: Gloucester, Gloucester Assizes
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Lady Penrhyn, Scarborough and Alexander
Departure date: January, 1787
Arrival date: 22nd January, 1788
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 293 other convicts


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D Wong on 5th April, 2020 wrote:

Birth date was listed as 1762 but could have been 1750, according to the report of his death on https://librariestas.ent.sirsidynix.net.au/client/en_AU/all/search/results?qu=henry&qu=hathaway#

Henry arrived on Norfolk Island aboard HMS Sirius, disembarking at Cascade Norfolk Island on 143/3/1790.

Henry cohabited with Eleanor WATSON, Convict, Lady Juliana 1790. She arrived on Norfolk Island aboard the Surprize in August 1790.

In June 1794 Eleanor Watson was recorded as a convict, unmarried, off stores with no children supported by Henry Hathaway, settler.

Henry in September 1796 was farming on a 12 acre land grant on Norfolk Island, being Lot 34, which he had taken up on 19 November 1791, which today runs north of Quality Row from the eastern end in the Kingston and Arthur Vale Historic area.

1805 – 1806 Henry Hathaway: Sold maize to His Majesty’s Stores in Norfolk Island for the purpose of victualling those supported by the crown.
1805 Henry Hatherway: Settler from convicts, off stores.
1805 Eleanor Watson: Women from expired sentence, off stores, Matron of the Orphans School.
They left Norfolk Island aboard the Lady Nelson bound for VDL on 14 February 1808.
1811 Henry Hathaway: Abode: Hobart.
1811 Eleanor Watson: Abode: Hobart.

In June 1818 The Hobart Town Gazette reported: We have also heard that several days ago, some robbers with their faces blacked attacked the house of Henry Hathaway, a poor industrious settler at Miller’s Brush. They were forcing their way into his premises, when the family were alarmed by their dog. The owner an infirm old man, got a cask of pork against the door, which prevented them entering, and alarmed his neighbours; who, upon the thieves perceiving they were coming to his assistance, made their escape without effecting their felonious intentions.

Henry and Eleanor both died in September 1820, at O’Brien’s Bridge Hobart, Henry was buried 3/9/1828 and Eleanor 12/9/1828 at St Davids Hobart.
Both were listed as 78 years old.
Eleanor was listed as Helen Hathaway.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 5th April, 2020 made the following changes:

convicted at, term: 7 years, voyage, source: https://hmssirius.com.au/henry-hathaway-convict-alexander-1788/ https://librariestas.ent.sirsidynix.net.au/client/en_AU/all/search/results?qu=henry&qu=hathaway# (prev. ), firstname: Henry, surname: Hathaway, al

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