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Henry Mears

Henry Mears, one of 172 convicts transported on the Countess of Harcourt, 08 April 1821

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Henry Mears
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1803
Occupation: Labourer
Date of Death: 1st July, 1855
Age: 52 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 Life

Crime: Stealing
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Countess of Harcourt
Departure date: 8th April, 1821
Arrival date: 27th July, 1821
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 172 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/4, Page Number 20
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

Anonymous on 31st August, 2012 wrote:

Henry stole promisary notes to the value of £70 from Thomas Neat.

1848: Maried Sarah Ann Smith (per Princess Royal).

They had 3 children.
18/11/1851: Sarah died in Richmond, Tasmania.
Then Henry died of Natural Causes.

Mary Ann Mears and Emily Jane Mears, both born at Clarence were put in the Orphan School at St. John’s Park Precinct on 20/9/1856.

A son John Henry Mears was born in 1846 and died 1847 at Richmond, of convulsions.

Convict Changes History

Rosemary on 28th August, 2012 made the following changes:

date of birth 1803-00-00, date of death 1855-07-01, gender m

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