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Henry Merritt

Henry Merritt, one of 300 convicts transported on the Cornwall, 28 February 1851

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Henry Merritt
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1825
Occupation: Sawyer
Date of Death: 3rd December, 1862
Age: 37 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 57 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Stealing corn.
Convicted at: Sussex. Chichester Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Cornwall
Departure date: 28th February, 1851
Arrival date: 11th June, 1851
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 299 other convicts

References

Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 92, Class and Piece Number HO11/17, Page Number 58
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

lancemerritt on 10th October, 2015 wrote:

Served part sentence at Gibraltar
Married Mar Ann Gaffin (free) Hobart 21/03/1853
Died South Australia, run over by cart 03/12/1862

Convict Changes History

lancemerritt on 10th October, 2015 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1825 (prev. 0000), date of death: 3rd December, 1862 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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