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Henry Holmes

Henry Holmes, one of 190 convicts transported on the Phoenix, 04 March 1828

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Henry Holmes
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1808
Occupation: Labourer
Date of Death: -
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 7 years

Crime: Stealing
Convicted at: Suffolk Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Phoenix
Departure date: 4th March, 1828
Arrival date: 14th July, 1828
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 190 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/6, Page Number 326
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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Anonymous on 1st September, 2011 wrote:

Henry, and his brother James, both convicted of stealing "a stone ass" in Polstead, Suffolk, where they lived in 1827

Penny-Lyn Beale on 25th April, 2021 wrote:

New South Wales, Australia, Convict Indents. Ship; Phoenix - 1828
Name; Henry Holmes
Age; 19 [1808]
Native Place; Suffolk.
Trade or calling; Farm Labourer
Offence; Ass Stealing
Trial; Bury - 15 Jan 1827
Height; 5 ft. 1 1/2in
Eyes; Blue
Hair; Dk. Brown
Completion; Pale Sallow
Remarks; Assigned; H McArthur, Parramatta
BROTHER: James Holmes. Age; 22. On board

Penny-Lyn Beale on 25th April, 2021 wrote:

1831 - 13 Aug. North Parramatta Goal. Description Book. Bond. Free. Catholic. Trade; Labourer. Liverpool Goal. Sentence; Iron Gang. 6 months. Sent to Penrith Goal.

1834 - 20 Jan. Certificate of Freedom. Age; 26. [1808]

Convict Changes History

Penny-Lyn Beale on 25th April, 2021 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1808 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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