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Henry Lawrence

Henry Lawrence, one of 260 convicts transported on the Adelaide, 16 April 1855

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Henry Lawrence
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 25th December, 1828
Occupation: Gardener
Date of Death: 12th April, 1910
Age: 81 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 15 years

Crime: Sheep-stealing
Convicted at: Berkshire. General Quarter Sessions Abingdon
Sentence term: 15 years
Ship: Adelaide
Departure date: 16th April, 1855
Arrival date: 18th July, 1855
Place of arrival Western Australia
Passenger manifest Travelled with 260 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 93, Class and Piece Number HO11/18, Page Number 125 (64)
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

Natalie Johnson on 1st February, 2014 wrote:

Occupation listed as Gardener and Groom
5’8”, light brown hair, dark grey eyes, sallow complexion, middling stout build, lump on back of head

D Wong on 3rd February, 2014 wrote:

Henry Lawrence was illiterate and protestant, he was married with no children.

31/12/1857: Family Application.

13/6/1857: TOL
4/8/1860: CP

5/1/1861: Married Elizabeth Anderson.  Elizabeth was born in County Tyrone 8/11/1838 and died at Northam 30/10/1915, aged 76.

They had 2 children, Annie Elizabeth, born 6/12/1864 at Toodyay and died 15/10/1893, aged 28 at Newcastle, WA., and Andrew Albert Lawrence born 1875.

12/4/1910: Henry died and Northam WA., both he and Elizabeth are buried at the Northam Cemetery - Pioneers section.

Convict Changes History

Natalie Johnson on 1st February, 2014 made the following changes:


D Wong on 3rd February, 2014 made the following changes:

date of birth: 25th December, 1828 (prev. 0000), date of death: 12th April, 1910 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation

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