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Henry Johnson

Henry Johnson, one of 267 convicts transported on the Isabella, 15 January 1842

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Henry Johnson
Aliases: Harry Power
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 18th May, 1819
Occupation: Apprentice saddler
Date of Death: 11th October, 1891
Age: 72 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 59 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Stealing
Convicted at: Lancaster, Salford General Sessions
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Isabella
Departure date: 15th January, 1842
Arrival date: 19th May, 1842
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 269 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/13, Page Number 6
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 9th September, 2011 wrote:

Born Waterford, Ireland on 18th May 1819.

AKA Harry Power.

Convicted of stealing shoes.

Said to have taught a young Ned Kelly.
Drowned in 1892 when he fell in the Murray River at Swan Hill, Victoria.

wendy cole on 21st July, 2019 wrote:

His mother arrived on convict ship “Mexborough” in December 1841.Henry had 3 half sisters, Ann, Margaret and Ellen and half brother Patrick, that where on the ship with their mother Ann Malanaphy. In about 1850/1 they all went to Victoria.

Convict Changes History

wendy cole on 21st July, 2019 made the following changes:

alias1: Harry Power, date of birth: 18th May, 1819 (prev. 0000), date of death: 11th October, 1891 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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