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James Henley

James Henley, one of 230 convicts transported on the Roslin Castle, 22 May 1834

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: James Henley
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1815
Occupation: Blacksmith
Date of Death: 29th September, 1879
Age: 64 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 61 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Highway robbery
Convicted at: Surrey Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Roslin Castle (Roslyn Castle)
Departure date: 22nd May, 1834
Arrival date: 15th September, 1834
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 232 other convicts

References

Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/9, Page Number 357 (180)
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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Anonymous on 7th June, 2011 wrote:

James was born in County Cork Ireland around 1805
and was in indentured service to a blacksmith in Blackwall England where he was apprenticed to a Blacksmith. Crime street robbery and sent to Sydney where he was a problem child. Sent to Norfolk Island where he was caught trying to "abscond from the Colony" by stowing away aboard a yankee whaler.He was sent to Port Arthur and served 20 years Granted a Ticket of leave in C1856. Pardoned 12 months later he married and proceded to sire 13 children. Lived in the Cygnet/Huonville area He was my great grand father

Anonymous on 12th July, 2011 wrote:

James Henley married Mary Ann Donohue(nee Brimblecombe) widow of Captain of the Guard John Donohue in 1852 He was a blacksmith in Port Cygnet.He died in 1879 aged 74. MaryAnne died in 1903. They are my great, great grandparents.

Anonymous on 6th November, 2011 wrote:

I wish to correct the record James was granted a ticket of leave 24/1/1854 and pardoned 5/6/1854

Anonymous on 6th November, 2011 wrote:

http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON39-1-1,74,53,C,80

that is the record of his form while he was lagged up in Tasmania

Paul henley on 6th November, 2011 wrote:

http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON39-1-1,74,53,C,80

His form

Kylie Mason on 24th September, 2012 wrote:

Could someone please tell me if this is the same James Henley also known as James Hanley who married Sarah Ann Whitney in NSW in 1843 and fathered 2 children ( Elizabeth who was born and died in 1843 and Willam Henry born 1846)

Dennis Nightingale on 11th April, 2015 wrote:

Born - Cork County Ireland. Single.

sandra henley on 21st June, 2016 wrote:

James is my great grandfather

sandra henley on 27th August, 2019 wrote:

married Maryann Brimblecombe Donoghue in 1854

Convict Changes History

Dennis Nightingale on 11th April, 2015 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1809 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

sandra henley on 6th December, 2015 made the following changes:

date of death: 29th September, 1879 (prev. 0000)

sandra henley on 21st June, 2016 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1815 (prev. 1809)

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