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Diogenes Herring

Diogenes Herring, one of 169 convicts transported on the Mellish, 10 November 1828

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Diogenes Herring
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 12th May, 1812
Occupation: Labourer
Date of Death: 30th July, 1874
Age: 62 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: Stealing a watch
Convicted at: Surrey Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Mellish
Departure date: 10th November, 1828
Arrival date: 18th April, 1829
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 169 other convicts

References

Primary 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)
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

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:

gender

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

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