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Heywood Lever

Heywood Lever, one of 190 convicts transported on the Layton, 17 June 1829

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Heywood Lever
Aliases: Hayward
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1808
Occupation: Saddler
Date of Death: 3rd August, 1879
Age: 71 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: Larceny
Convicted at: Bedford Assizes
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Layton
Departure date: 17th June, 1829
Arrival date: 8th November, 1829
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 189 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/7, Page Number 93 (49)
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

D Wong on 11th September, 2015 wrote:

Haywood Lever was 21 years old when transported for ‘Stealing a watch’.

1836: TOL Goulburn
18/6/1836: COF

18/6/1836: Received a land grant.

26/9/1836: Married Mary Ann Flegg – no children listed.

November 1837: was a ‘saddler’ living in Castlereagh Street.

22/1/1853 Sydney Morning Herald:
QUEANBEYAN.-Mr. Hayward Lever has been appointed keeper of the Public Pound at Queanbeyan, vice Mr. William Leo, resigned. 

4/2/1858 The Empire, Sydney:
Obtained Auctioneer’s License.

3/8/1879: Heywood Lever died aged 72.  Mary died 3/5/1877 aged 68.  Both are buried at the Riverside Cemetery, Queanbeyan, ACT.

6/8/1879 Queanbeyan Age:
DEATH OF AN OLD RESIDENT. – On Sunday evening Mr. Hayward Lever, a very old resident of Queanbeyan, breathed his last. Deceased was 72 years old, and for a long time past has been in frail health, but was confined to his bed during his last illness only,  about a week. For many years he held the appointment of post-master here, and, subsequently, became bailiff of the local courts, poundkeeper, &c. He had resigned the whole of these offices some time before.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 11th September, 2015 made the following changes:

alias1: Hayward, date of birth: 1808 (prev. 0000), date of death: 3rd August, 1879 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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