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Henry Hope

Henry Hope, one of 400 convicts transported on the Tortoise, 28 September 1841

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Henry Hope
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1818
Occupation: Coal miner
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 61 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 15 years

Crime: Highway robbery
Convicted at: Stafford Assizes
Sentence term: 15 years
Ship: Tortoise
Departure date: 28th September, 1841
Arrival date: 19th February, 1842
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 400 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/12, Page Number 388
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 11th January, 2017 wrote:

21/1/1841 Staffordshire Gazette and County Standard Staffordshire, England:
Moses Sadden, and Henry Hope for assaulting Samuel Sumner on the highway, near Hampton, and stealing from his person seventeen sovereigns and some silver.

Moses Sadden was on board the ‘Tortoise’.

Henry Hope was 23 years old on arrival - he was 5’5 1/2” tall, brown hair and eyes, fresh complexion, reads and writes a little, single, protestant.

Father: James
2 brothers, 1 sister.

24/10/1848: TOL
16/1/1849: TOL revoked for Larceny under £5.
Oct. 1854: TOL

14/2/1855 The Hobarton Mercury:
ASSAULT WITH HOBDERY-A man named Henry Hope has been committed for trial under the following eircuimtances ;-John Maclean, a shoe-maker, was proceeding along Goulburn-street, about
10 o’clock on Saturday night, when he was suddenly rushed upon by two men, and knocked down by one
of them, while the other, alleged to be the prisoner Hope, “rummaged” his pockets. The prosecutor
called out ” Murder!” and the prisoner Hope was apprehended by a person named Davenport, not far
from the spot where the attempt at robbery had boen made. The prisoner said he was not the man
at all, but was running after the robbers. He was partly identified by the prosecutor by his clothes.
The prisoner reserved his defence for his trial.
Found Guilty and was ordered to be transported for 15 years.

29/10/1856: Still in VDL - Disobeyance of orders - 6 months hard labour.

10/1/1860: TOL
20/10/1866: TOL revoked.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 11th January, 2017 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1818 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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