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Henry Percy

Henry Percy, one of 188 convicts transported on the Asiatic, 26 May 1843

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Henry Percy
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1828
Occupation: Labourer
Date of Death: 27th December, 1847
Age: 19 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 56 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Larceny
Convicted at: Central Criminal Court
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Asiatic
Departure date: 26th May, 1843
Arrival date: 23rd September, 1843
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 187 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/13, Page Number 306
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

Anonymous on 27th March, 2012 wrote:

Henry Percy was transported when he was 15 years old for stealing a till along with, Alfred Collins, 15, and Francis Whittle aged 12.
He was Protestant, could not read or write and had a number of previous offences recorded against him.  He was 4’ 11 3/4" tall, Fresh complexion, Oval Head, Dark brown hair, oval visage, dark brown eyebrows, light brown eyes, medium nose and chin, a rather wide mouth, and his native place was Devon.
He had a mole under his left jaw, scar on left cheek, anchor on left arm, scar on right wrist and 2 moles on the left arm.

From March 1843 to 21/10/1847 he had many offences against him, misconduct, throwing his dinner at a fellow prisoner, stealing trousers, bad language, being AWOL and he was quarrelsome and troublesome to all reports, for this his received many lashes, solitary confinements for 1 month, 14 days and was put in a gang from which he emerged on 13/9/1846.

21/10/1847: Misconduct - 14 days solitary confinement.

Born in 1828, transported at 15, and died at the age of 34.

Convict Changes History

Anonymous on 27th March, 2012 made the following changes:

date of birth 1828-00-00, date of death 1847-12-27, gender m

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