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James Henwright

James Henwright, one of 144 convicts transported on the Adamant, 26 March 1821

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: James Henwright
Aliases: Henright
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: -
Occupation: -
Date of Death: 1858
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 54 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 14 years

Crime: Coining
Convicted at: London Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: Adamant
Departure date: 26th March, 1821
Arrival date: 8th September, 1821
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 143 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/4, Page Number 12
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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Community Contributions

D Wong on 12th October, 2012 wrote:

James Henwright was transported for having forged bank notes in his possession.

12/9/1821: On list of convicts forwarded to Parramatta for distribution.
7/5/1824: On return of convicts discharged from the Establishment, Emu Plains; To Mr Acres clearing party - Listed as Innwright.
6/7/1824: Of Emu Plains. On returns of fines and punishments inflicted by the Bench of Evan.
Aug 14-Nov 13/1824: Attached to Mr Acres clearing gang. On returns of proceedings of the Bench of Magistrates, Parramatta. Listed as Henright.
9/5/1825: Re length of his sentence.

28/10/1835: Made Ordinary Constable at Penrith.
22/12/1835: Constable at Bathurst.
17/5/1836: Dismissed as constable.

3/5/1836: COF

6/7/1838: Free - made Vice Constable at Penrith.
11/11/1839: Constable at Parramatta.

1857: Married Mary Ann Raynor at Penrith.  Mary Ann died in 1893 at Warren.

1858: James died aged 56 at Penrith.

Maureen Withey on 22nd December, 2019 wrote:

Adamant: Surgeon’s Log: National Archives ADM 101/1/2/1
Folio 1: 19th March 1821; received eighty convicts from the Justitia, No sick.
Folio 5: 3rd April 1821; struck one iron off John Job cook’s mate and handcuffed James Henwright, William Smith and Ralph Booth for swearing and threatening to strike one of the prisoners who I appointed to [help?] in the prison, also Charles Gaugh (boy) for stealing.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 12th October, 2012 made the following changes:

alias1, date of death 1858, gender, crime

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