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Henry Hinks

Henry Hinks, one of 230 convicts transported on the Arab, 22 February 1834

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Henry Hinks
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1787
Occupation: Gentleman's servant
Date of Death: 3rd October, 1877
Age: 90 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 58 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Theft~simple larceny
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Arab
Departure date: 22nd February, 1834
Arrival date: 30th June, 1834
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 228 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/9, Page Number 292
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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D Wong on 7th May, 2018 wrote:

Old Bailey:
Theft: simple larceny.
17th October 1833

Verdict Guilty; Not Guilty
Sentence Transportation

HENRY HINKS and WILLIAM HICKFORD were indicted for stealing, on the 12th of October, 1 writing-desk, value 1l.; 1 snuff-box, value 550l.; 1 pair of earrings, value 300l.; 1 Maltese cross in brilliants, value 350l.; 1 diamond brooch, value 100l.; 1 necklace, value 50l.; 1 pair of bracelets, value 20l.; 1 purse, value 6d; 7 foreign gold coins, value 13l., and 100 sovereigns, the property of Betty Sill Bezerra, Viscountess du Tagoatry.

HINKS - GUILTY . Aged 37. - Transported for Life.


Hink’s wife, Eleanor, also worked for the Vicsountess as a cook/housekeeper.

Henry Hinks was born at Hatfield, Essex __ he was 5’1½” tall, dark complexion, brown hair and whiskers, dark hazel eyes, pockpitted, 2 brown moles on left arm.

1835 Muster: Public Works.

6/1/1843: TOL
25/11/1848: Certificate.

6/10/1877 Launceston Examiner:
On the 3/10/1877 at the Cascades, Henry Hinks, aged 83 years.

Henry died of Senilis, and was listed as a pauper.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 7th May, 2018 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1787 (prev. 0000), date of death: 3rd October, 1877 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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