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Henry Pinches

Henry Pinches, one of 250 convicts transported on the Candahar, 26 March 1842

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Henry Pinches
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1801
Occupation: Labourer
Date of Death: 25th August, 1875
Age: 74 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 61 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Larceny
Convicted at: Salop, Shrewsbury Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Candahar
Departure date: 26th March, 1842
Arrival date: 20th July, 1842
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 249 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/13, Page Number 53 (28)
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 2nd July, 2016 wrote:

Henry Pinches was 25 years old on arrival in VDL, born in Tongue, Norton, he was transported for ‘Stealing a saw’ the property of a man near Broughton.

Previous convictions:
17/4/1840 Shrewsbury Chronicle, Shropshire: Henry Pinches, for stealing two vets of calves feet at Shiffaal.

23/9/1841 Staffordshire Gazette: Henry Pinches, a youth not unknown at the sessions, was charged with having stolen thirty-four red herrings, the property of Mr. Darrelt.

Henry was 4’11 ½” tall, fresh complexion, brown hair, hazel eyes, illiterate, protestant, single, Scar on corner of right eyes, cast in eyes, near sighted, several warts on back of right hand. Occupation: Bricklayer’s labourer.

Mother: Catherine at native place
Brothers: Allen, Thomas, Francis, John
Sister: Esther.

12/1/1847: TOL
24/11/1848: Certificate

1853, 64, 67, 68, 74 – idle and disorderly at Hobart.

25/8/1875: Henry died of Bronchitis, aged 74 at Brickfields Pauper Establishment and was buried at the Cornelian Bay Cemetery, pauper’s section.

Henry was listed as being born in 1816 and 25 on arrival, but according to his death registration he was born C1801.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 2nd July, 2016 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1801 (prev. 0000), date of death: 25th August, 1875 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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