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Henry Newton, one of 200 convicts transported on the Surrey, 15 July 1831
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
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life span was 57 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 7 years
||Wilts Quarter Session
Surrey or Surry
15th July, 1831
26th November, 1831
|Place of arrival
||New South Wales
Travelled with 200 other convicts
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/8, Page Number 139 (72)
||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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Maureen Withey on 10th November, 2019 wrote:
Petition for Clemency
The National Archives
HO 17/94/27 1831 Apr 26
Prisoner name: Henry Newton.
Prisoner age: 23.
Court and date of trial: Wiltshire Quarter Sessions at Devizes February 1831.
Crime: Stealing ducks.
Initial sentence: Seven years transportation.
Gaoler’s report: Character bad, convicted of felony before.
Petitioner(s): 12 people; Charles Barrett (prosecutor), of Fisherton.
Grounds for clemency: Distress of the prisoner’s wife and child.