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Morris Long

Morris Long, one of 260 convicts transported on the Heroine, 06 May 1833

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Morris Long
Aliases: Mauris Long
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1810
Occupation: Coachman
Date of Death: 1854
Age: 44 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 53 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 14 years

Crime: -
Convicted at: Herts Assizes
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: Heroine
Departure date: 6th May, 1833
Arrival date: 19th September, 1833
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 259 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/9, Page Number 100. Tasmanian Archives - convicts.
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

Carol Axton-Thompson on 13th January, 2014 wrote:

Morris/Maurice Long was convicted at Herts on 18/07/1832. 14 yr sentence. Transported to Sydney,New South Wales on the ‘Heroine’, arriving Sept 1833.

1836: 75 lashes, harboring strangers.
1836: 75 lashes, neglect.
1837: 12mths irons, robbery.
1840: 50 lashes, absconding.
1841: 50 lashes, disob of orders
01/03/1842: Tried at Maitland, NSW for Robbery. Sentence to 15yrs at a Penal Settlement.

Carol Axton-Thompson on 13th January, 2014 wrote:

Native place of birth given as London.

1842 following conviction at Maitland, Morris Long was transferred to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) on the Sir John Byng, arriving 28/10/1843.

3 and half years Probation - sent to Port Arthur Penal settlement.

29/11/1845: removed from Port Arthur to Bridgewater.

21/08/1849: Ticket of Leave
11/01/1853: Conditional Pardon

1853: married Catherine Conway (transported per ‘Blackfriar’ 1851). Ref. 561/1851-37.

Note on the record of Catherine Conway that Morris died 1854 and she remarried - to Thomas Poole.

Convict Changes History

Carol Axton-Thompson on 13th January, 2014 made the following changes:

source, alias1, date of birth 1810, gender, occupation

Carol Axton-Thompson on 13th January, 2014 made the following changes:

date of death 1854

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