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Henry Phipps

Henry Phipps, one of 190 convicts transported on the Phoenix, 04 March 1828

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Henry Phipps
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 29th October, 1809
Occupation: -
Date of Death: 13th October, 1857
Age: 47 years

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 Life

Crime: Stealing
Convicted at: London Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Phoenix
Departure date: 4th March, 1828
Arrival date: 14th July, 1828
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 190 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/6, Page Number 321 (162)
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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Don Cunnington on 16th October, 2013 wrote:

Reference Number: t18271025-57
Offence: Theft > animal theft
Verdict: Guilty > with recommendation
Punishment: Death
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Old Bailey Proceedings Online (http://www.oldbaileyonline.org, version 7.0, 26 June 2012), October 1827, trial of HENRY PHIPPS (t18271025-57).
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First London Jury - before Mr. Recorder.
2037.  HENRY PHIPPS was indicted for stealing, on the 20th of June , at St. Stephen, Coleman-street , 1 gelding, price 14l.; 1 covered spring cart, value 30l., and 113 yards of woollen cloth, value 48l., the property of   Robert Emmerson , to whom he was servant .
ROBERT EMMERSON. I am a finisher and packer , and live in Coleman-street - I have no partner; the prisoner was in my service, as under carman ; I was not at home when this happened - my foreman knows the circumstances.
  WINTER WINTERBOTTOM . I am foreman to Mr. Emmerson. On the 20th of June, a little after two o’clock, I saw the cart and horse; there were two pieces of woollen cloth, an end and half of cloth, in it - that would be about one hundred yards; it was to go to Mr. Lee, of Great Queen-street, Lincoln’s Inn-fields - it would not take above two hours to go there; the prisoner was to drive the cart, and had the care of the goods; he did not come back; the stables are near master’s house - I did not go to the stables that evening; I saw the cart and horse about half-past nine o’clock on the following morning, in the yard of a public-house in Vassall’s-road, North Brixton, about three miles from London-bridge - the cloth was gone; I went to Mr. Lee, but did not find the cloth; the prisoner was taken into custody on the 25th of September - I did not see him before he was taken; he was in master’s constant service, as under carman, and had given no notice: I asked him if he knew me; he said No: he used to see me every day - the cloth has not been found - the horse was a gelding.
  ROBERT BURDETT . I am servant to Mr. Emmerson. I measured the cloth - there was 113 yards of woollen cloth; I did not see it put into the cart; it was to go to Mr. Lee’s, of Great Queen-street - I have not seen it since; the prisoner was in master’s service about two months; I saw him at the Magistrate’s office when he was taken.
WINTER WINTERBOTTOM re-examined. I saw the cloths put into the cart; the prisoner put three packages in himself - I put in one; I found the delivery-book next morning, behind some more cloths - he ought to have taken it with him - I have not got it here.
  GEORGE LEE . I live in Great Queen-street. I ent four packages of cloth, containing above 100 yards, to Mr. Emmerson, to be pressed - I have never got them back; they should have been delivered to me before the end of June; it was worth between 40l. and 50l. - I do not know the prisoner.
  JAMES CRUNDALL . I am a builder, and live in Vassall-place, Brixton. About nine o’clock on the night of the 20th of June, I saw the horse and cart near the Perseverance public-house, Vassall-road, nobody was with it - I told the landlord he had better take care of it, as there was nobody to take charge of it - nobody claimed it then.
  MATILDA PRATT . I live at No. 16, Vassall-road, Brixton, and am servant to Mrs. Bell. On the 20th of June,
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between three and four o’clock in the afternoon, I saw this horse and cart nearly opposite the Perseverance public-house - a man was with it then; directly he brought it, he jumped out, and ran up the road, leaving it there - I cannot speak to the man; it stood there till after nine o’clock, and the watchman took it into the Perseverance yard.
  ROBERT STOKES . I am a watchman. I went on my beat at a quarter-past nine o’clock, and directly took the horse and cart into the yard of the Perseverance; there was nothing in the cart except a whip: I went next morning and informed Mr. Emmerson’s foreman, in Coleman-street, as the name of “Robert Emmerson, Coleman-street,” was on the cart - he claimed it when he saw it.
  THOMAS HARRISON . I am an officer of St. Luke’s parish. I heard Mr. Emmerson had been robbed; and about the 18th of September I saw the prisoner at the corner of Whitecross-street, and secured him; I told him I took him about the cloth in Coleman-street - he said he knew nothing about it: when I got him to the watch-house, I asked how he happened to lose the horse and cart; he said he went into a baker’s-shop to buy a 1d. loaf, and some one drove away with the horse and cart - that he followed them as far as Blackfriars’-bridge, and could not catch them; I neither threatened, nor made him any promise: I asked why he did not go back and tell his master; he said he was afraid - he did not say where the baker’s-shop was - I found no money on him.
Prisoner’s Defence. On the 20th of June I was trusted with the cart and cloth to take to Queen-street - I went by St. Clement’s church; I went into a baker’s-shop, and bought a 1d. loaf, then went into a public-house at the corner of New castle-street to get some refreshment, and when I came out the cart was gone; I proceeded after it down Fleet-street - I found it had gone over Blackfriars’-bridge, but could gain no further intelligence of it.
GUILTY - DEATH . Aged 17.
Recommended to Mercy by the Jury, on account of his youth

Jenny Mays on 21st March, 2014 wrote:

worked for MacArthurs at Camden Park - married Ann Donald June 1842 -granted ticket of leave 1849.
Ann was daughter of George Donald and arrived on Hero

Convict Changes History

Don Cunnington on 16th October, 2013 made the following changes:

convicted at, gender, occupation, crime

Don Cunnington on 16th October, 2013 made the following changes:

date of birth 29th October, 1809, date of death 13th October, 1857

Jenny Mays on 21st March, 2014 made the following changes:

gender: m, crime

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