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Henry Oppy

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

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Henry Oppy
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1828
Occupation: Farm labourer
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 54 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Stealing money
Convicted at: Cornwall. Assizes at Bodmin
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


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 92, Class and Piece Number HO11/17, Page Number 35 (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

D Wong on 19th October, 2013 wrote:

Henry Oppy was 22 years old and his native place was Cornwall.  Henry was transported for robbing his master, Mr Traleure, near Bodmin, of £18.

Henry was 5’7” tall, single, dark complexion, dark brown hair, black whiskers, hazel eyes, cast in both eyes, tattoos, could read a little and his mother, Mary was at his native place.

5/10/1852: TOL
19/10/1852: Recommended for CP
13/8/1853: Free Certificate.

The only other mention of Henry was from the AUS-Tasmanian Genealogy website which said “To Gibralter”.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 19th October, 2013 made the following changes:

date of birth 1828, gender, occupation, crime

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