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Henry Lea

Henry Lea, one of 280 convicts transported on the Asia, 20 July 1837

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Henry Lea
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 5th October, 1815
Occupation: -
Date of Death: 31st December, 1899
Age: 84 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 60 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Stealing lead
Convicted at: Hertford Quarter Session
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Asia 1
Departure date: 20th July, 1837
Arrival date: 2nd December, 1837
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 279 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/11, Page Number 105 (54)
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

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

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