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Henry Pett

Henry Pett, one of 280 convicts transported on the Norfolk, 12 May 1835

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Henry Pett
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1814
Occupation: Shepherd
Date of Death: 16th September, 1882
Age: 68 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 57 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Stealing fowls
Convicted at: Kent Quarter Session
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Norfolk
Departure date: 12th May, 1835
Arrival date: 28th August, 1835
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 281 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/10, Page Number 56
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

J.mcdonald on 8th December, 2015 wrote:

Height 5’5”
Hair colour Light Brown
Convicted with his brother John

D Wong on 9th December, 2015 wrote:

Henry’s brother, John was also on board the Norfolk.

Henry was single, fresh complexion, blue eyes.

1835 Muster: Assd. to W. A. Bethune Esq.

16/8/1839: TOL
1842: Free Certificate.

7/10/1845: Married Catherine Lister (Royal Admiral 1842) (she is listed as Catharine Lester on this site).  They married at Hamilton, Tas., he was 29, free, and was listed as an overseer, she was 25 – 3 children listed.

Convict Changes History

J.mcdonald on 8th December, 2015 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1814 (prev. 0000), date of death: 16th September, 1882 (prev. 0000), crime

D Wong on 9th December, 2015 made the following changes:

gender: m, occupation

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