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Henry Pollard

Henry Pollard, one of 200 convicts transported on the Somersetshire, March 1814

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Henry Pollard
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1798
Occupation: -
Date of Death: 20th July, 1883
Age: 85 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: Breaking and entering and stealing
Convicted at: Somerset Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Somersetshire
Departure date: March, 1814
Arrival date: 16th October, 1814
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 200 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/2, Page Number 160
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

Denis Pember on 1st March, 2017 wrote:

Reported in the ‘Taunton Courier’, 26 August 1813:
HENRY POLLARD aged 15 years, of Bath Somerset was committed by Charles Crook on 22nd April, 1813 and charged together with WILLIAM HOLMAN (aged 19 yrs) and STEPHEN RAWLINS (aged 17 yrs) for breaking and entering the house of Rev John Methuen Rogers of Bath, and stealing two silver teaspoons, a quantity of brass, and other articles. Also with burgling the house of W. Basnett and stealing sundry articles.
Henry Pollard was also charged with harbouring W. Holman and himself knowing they had committed the crimes.
All three were tried at Bridgewater Assizes on 21 August, 1813 before Sir Robert Graham where S. Rawlins gave evidence for the Crown and was discharged by proclamation.
Holman and Pollard were both convicted, sentenced to death, reprieved and ordered to be transported for life.

Denis Pember on 1st March, 2017 wrote:

On 8th January 1829, Henry married Martha Brooks (Convict, 1822, “Mary Ann”).
Martha was a widow, having previously been married to James Scott (Came Free, 1822, Botswain on “Mary Ann”). James had died in 1825.
Henry and Martha had 7 children between 1830 and 1844.

Convict Changes History

Denis Pember on 1st March, 2017 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1798 (prev. 0000), date of death: 20th July, 1883 (prev. 0000), gender: m, crime

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