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James Henney

James Henney, one of 270 convicts transported on the Eden, 08 July 1840

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: James Henney
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 14th July, 1821
Occupation: Sheep drover
Date of Death: 29th August, 1874
Age: 53 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 60 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 15 years

Crime: Wounding with intent
Convicted at: Warwick (Birmingham) Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 15 years
Ship: Eden
Departure date: 8th July, 1840
Arrival date: 18th November, 1840
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 270 other convicts

References

Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/12, Page Number 207 (105) Public Records Office London: CO 207 3 New South Wales 1840 List of 270 Male convicts by the ship Eden Standing No. of convict: 40-2059 Indent No.: 228
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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Darryl Hamilton on 30th December, 2017 wrote:

Crime - Cutting and Maiming

Description -
Two small brown specks on left eye, Eye brows meeting, Mole on right temple, Two moles on left side of neck, Moon on back of right arm,
Fish and three anchors inside same, T woman, Heart, Two darts across, Moon, Seven stars, True lovers knot, M+L J+H on lower left arm,
Ring on third finger of left hand.

D Wong on 31st December, 2017 wrote:

Please Note: There was also a James Heney/also spelt ‘Henney’ on occasions, on board the Eden 1840 - he was tried at Lancaster, Liverpool Quarter Sessions.

28/3/1840 Birmingham Journal West Midlands, England:
SUPPOSED ATTEMPT AT MURDER. - On Tuesday morning last, a murderous assault was committed upon the person of an old man named Linnegar, in the employ of Messrs. Cope and Austin, brassfounders, of Fleet Street, in this town.  The Old man, who is seventy-five years of age, had been for many years a confidential servant in the establishment, and resided on the premises, for the purpose of shutting up at night and admitting the workmen in the morning. 
On Tuesday he opened the warehouse door as usual, and about a quarter past six o’clock, a man suddenly entered, and while Linnegar was standing at the top of the stairs, struck him a violent blow on the head with a crowbar, which knocked him down, and rendered him for a considerable length of time completely insensible.

James Henney was a well known character, he was apprehended at the Shakspeare public house in Queen Street.

James Henney’s occupation was a ‘Clockmakers apprentice’.  He was 19 years old, could read and write, single, 5’5” tall, fair ruddy complexion, light brown hair, hazel eyes.

Native Place: Birmingham.

No records of him on the NSW Gov. Convict Records.

Darryl Hamilton on 11th August, 2018 wrote:

Date died: 29/8/1874
Found dead in Cunningham Street, Dalby, Queensland, Australia.

Date Buried: 30/8/1874
Old Dalby Cemetery, Queensland, Australia.

Date inquest: 1/9/1874
Court House Dalby.
Cause of Death: Disease of the heart.

Convict Changes History

Darryl Hamilton on 30th December, 2017 made the following changes:

gender: m, occupation, crime

D Wong on 31st December, 2017 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1821 (prev. 0000)

Darryl Hamilton on 11th August, 2018 made the following changes:

source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/12, Page Number 207 (105) Public Records Office London: CO 207 3 New South Wales 1840 List of 270 Male convicts by the ship Eden Standing No. of convict: 40-2059 In

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