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Diogenes Herring, one of 169 convicts transported on the Mellish, 10 November 1828
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
|Date of Birth:
||12th May, 1812
|Date of Death:
||30th July, 1874
life span was 56 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 7 years
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/6, Page Number 513 (258). State Records NSW, COF Butts (1831-NRS 12210)
||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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Addi Cain on 19th May, 2013 wrote:
Married Barbara Tyson in St Peter’s Church of England, Campbelltown on 30 April 1838. He signed his name “Diogenys herring” - nte the use of l.c. for his surname.
Iris Dunne on 16th April, 2018 wrote:
Certificate of Freedom No.31/780 dated 28 July 1831, Prisoner No.29/877, Trade: Labourer, General Remarks: Five Blue Dots on each Thumb.
D Wong on 29th June, 2018 wrote:
Diogenes Herring was born in London, he was 17 years old when transported for ‘Stealing a watch’.
Diogenes was only 13 years old when convicted and he then spent 5 years on the Justitia/Bellerophon/Euralus hulks before being transported.
On arrival he was assiged to the AA Co.
Worked for the Tyson Family in Bargo.
1838: Married Tyson daughter, Barbara - they had 8 daughters, 4 had died before the age of 14.
Barbara died in chidlbirth in 1857.
1874: Diogenes died of Bronchitis at Nattai, near Mittagong.
Convict Changes History
Addi Cain on 19th May, 2013 made the following changes:
Oliver on 16th April, 2018 made the following changes:
date of birth: 12th May, 1812 (prev. 0000), date of death: 30th July, 1874 (prev. 0000), crime
Iris Dunne on 16th April, 2018 made the following changes:
source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/6, Page Number 513 (258). State Records NSW, COF Butts (1831-NRS 12210) (prev. Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/6, Pag