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Henry Horton

Henry Horton, one of 180 convicts transported on the Norfolk, 15 April 1825

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Henry Horton
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1806
Occupation: -
Date of Death: 9th November, 1880
Age: 74 years

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 Life

Crime: House robbery
Convicted at: Stafford Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Norfolk
Departure date: 15th April, 1825
Arrival date: 18th August, 1825
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 180 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/5, Page Number 259 (131)
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

Susan Zeitunian on 18th January, 2018 wrote:

Henry Horton was convicted and transported with his brother William Horton, who was born about 1804.

D Wong on 31st January, 2018 wrote:

Henry Horton (aged 16,) and William Horton (18,) brothers, youths of notorious bad character, were indicted for breaking into the house of Mr. Hemphrey Evett, (the coach-proprietor,) at Handsworth, near Birmingham, and stealing four hams, Etc.

Police officers search the house where the prisoners lived, in Birmingham, and found two hams, ine in a bed-chamber and the other in a tub at the back door. -  Guilty of stealing under 40s. 
William Horton, sentenced to transportation for 7 years.

Henry Horton was again arraigned, under another indictment, for assaulting Richard Rowe on the King’s Highway, putting him in bodily fear, and stealing from his person two £30 promissory notes, a promissory note 13l.5s., twelve one-pound promissory notes, a pocket book, etc.
Guilty - judgement of death recorded.

(The father of the Hortons is now confined in Warwick gaol, being charged with four different robberies; and the lads themselves are well known offenders.

1834: TOL Bathurst
1/7/1841: CP

Convict Changes History

Susan Zeitunian on 18th January, 2018 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1806 (prev. 0000), date of death: 9th November, 1880 (prev. 0000), gender: m, crime

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