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Henry Motteram

Henry Motteram, one of 209 convicts transported on the Mermaid, 30 December 1850

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Henry Motteram
Aliases: Motterham, Mottram
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1823
Occupation: Miner
Date of Death: 29th February, 1892
Age: 69 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 61 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 20 years

Crime: Highway robbery
Convicted at: Chester Assizes
Sentence term: 20 years
Ship: Mermaid
Departure date: 30th December, 1850
Arrival date: 13th May, 1851
Place of arrival Western Australia
Passenger manifest Travelled with 208 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 92, Class and Piece Number HO11/16, Page Number 383 (193)
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

Tiffany Fraser-Gillard on 30th April, 2017 wrote:

CHester Chronicle Friday 6 April 1849

D Wong on 30th April, 2017 wrote:

Western Australia records have him listed as ‘Motterham’ but he used ‘Motteram’ in WA.

6/4/1849 London Evening Standard London, England:
Henry Mottram, 23, Henry Watson, 18, and John Martin, 15, were indicted for a highway robbery, with violence, at Delamere.
Henry Watson was also on board ‘Mermaid’.  No ship found for John Martin

Henry Mottheram/Motteram/Motherald/Motheram/Moteram/Motteram was 26 years old, 5’5 1/2” tall, dark brown hair, blue eyes, visage long, sallow complexion, dark whiskers, marks - none, trade - miner, single, unmarried, semiliterate.

23/6/1853: TOL
3/10/1859: CP

Before marrying Anna and Henry had 7 children, James 1857, Emily 1860, Sarah, Elizabeth 1866, samuel 1869 and Thomas 1872 abd an un-named daughter who died 10/4/1874 at 1 day old, she was buried at the Kenwick Pioneer Cemetery, Canning WA.  Henry was listed as a sawyer at Mason & Bird Timber Company.
Anna Banyard arrived 13/6/1853 per ‘Sabrina’.  She was a domestic servant from Middlesex.

21/1/1870: Married Anna Marie Banyard at the Trinity Congregational Church.

1879: Orchardist ~ CARMEL 1879 - Kalamunda pioneers.

29/2/1892: Henry died at Canning Mill, Swan, WA.

Tiffany Fraser-Gillard on 6th May, 2017 wrote:

Youngest accomplice, John Martin was sent to Van Demons Land on the Equestrian 3, arriving on 16/12/1852. Had prior for housebreaking. Watson also had a prior conviction.

Convict Changes History

Tiffany Fraser-Gillard on 30th April, 2017 made the following changes:

alias1: Motterham, alias2: Mottram, date of birth: 1823 (prev. 0000), crime

Iris Dunne on 30th April, 2017 made the following changes:

gender: m

D Wong on 30th April, 2017 made the following changes:

date of death: 29th February, 1892 (prev. 0000), occupation

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