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Henry Payne

Henry Payne, one of 170 convicts transported on the Lord Melville, 14 November 1828

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Henry Payne
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: -
Occupation: -
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 51 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Simple larceny
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Lord Melville
Departure date: 14th November, 1828
Arrival date: 6th May, 1829
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 169 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/6, Page Number 523 (263)
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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Ron Garbutt on 21st March, 2020 wrote:

Old Bailey Proceedings Online (http://www.oldbaileyonline.org, version 8.0, 21 March 2020), May 1828, trial of CHARLES RIVERS HENRY PAYNE (t18280529-115).
CHARLES RIVERS, HENRY PAYNE, Theft > simple larceny, 29th May 1828.
1192. CHARLES RIVERS and HENRY PAYNE were indicted for stealing, on the 21st of April , 1 axletree, value 7s. , the goods of James Brasier .

JAMES BRASIER. I live at Battle-bridge. I have some premises in Bagnigge-wells-road ; I lost an axletree from there on the 21st of April. A boy came and told me it was gone: I went and missed it - I had seen it the night before; I met Rivers with it on his shoulder about twenty minutes after - I watched him down Turnmill-street with it, and at the corner of Greenhill’s-rents he met a man with a cart - he put it into the cart, and they went on with it; I got a constable, and gave them into custody. Payne was by the side of Rivers - I do not think I said anything to them; Rivers had been in my employ two years, and had a good character.

THOMAS ASHLEY . I had been carrying some sheep that morning, and was going for some more; the two prisoners came up to me at the corner of Greenhill’s-rents between nine and ten o’clock in the morning, and asked if I knew of an iron shop - I said, “I knew there were some shops of that description, but I was not going that way;” the prosecutor came up and took them.

THOMAS HANDLEY . I am an officer. I took the prisoners, and found this axletree in Ashley’s cart - they did not say anything, and had not a farthing about them.(Property produced and sworn to.)

RIVERS’ Defence. I met Payne with the axletree; he asked me to carry it for him, which I did.

PAYNES’ Defence. I saw the axletree in the road; I took it up, and met Rivers; I asked him to carry it for me, and I would give him sixpence - I was in distress.

RIVERS - GUILTY . Aged 28.

Confined Six Months .

PAYNE - GUILTY . Aged 20.

Transported for Seven Years .


Convict Changes History

Ron Garbutt on 21st March, 2020 made the following changes:

gender: m, crime

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