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Henry Lea, one of 280 convicts transported on the Asia, 20 July 1837
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
|Date of Birth:
||5th October, 1815
|Date of Death:
||31st December, 1899
life span was 61 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 7 years
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/11, Page Number 105 (54)
||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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Michele Mckenna on 9th September, 2012 wrote:
7 yrs stealing lead, 1837 Asia. Married Harriet Muddle 21/6/1846 St Mary’s Allynbrook via Gresford, NSW, Australia. They had 12 children. Henry died on New Years Eve 1899 by drinking a glass of carbolic acid instead of beer. Buried in the Jupp cemetary 1/1/1900.
Extract from Maitland Mercury, 2/1/1900
‘A distressful calamity occurred inthe upper portion of the district on Saturday. An old man, Mr Lee, of Allynbrook, over eighty years of age, drank a glass of carbolic in mistake for wine, and expired half an hour afterwards. An inquest is being held at Allynbrook today. The residents are shocked at this very sad occurrence.’
Jenny Blyth on 9th January, 2013 wrote:
Joseph Howard (24) and Henry Lea (200 were charged with stealing 30 lbs of lead valued at 5 shilings,from James Price at Hemel Hempstead.They were convicted at the Epiphany Quater sessions in 1837 and sentenced to transportation for 7 years.They were sent to Nsw with 6 other prisoners from Hertforshire in the “Asia"V”(Captian Benjamin Freeman)sailing on 4 August 1837 and arriving on 2 Dec 1837
Convict Changes History
Michele Mckenna on 9th September, 2012 made the following changes:
date of birth 1815-10-05, date of death 1899-12-31, gender m