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Henry Pooley

Henry Pooley, one of 192 convicts transported on the Albion, 29 May 1828

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Henry Pooley
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1810
Occupation: Weaver
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 60 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Stealing
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Albion
Departure date: 29th May, 1828
Arrival date: 3rd November, 1828
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 191 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/6, Page Number 405 (204). Bound manuscript indents, 1788-1842; Item: [4/4013]; Microfiche: 670.
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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Stephen Stuart on 20th January, 2017 wrote:

Certificate of freedom (Sydney Gazette, 6 Jun 1833).

Iris Dunne on 20th January, 2017 wrote:

Born on board a ship at Portsmouth
Age is estimated - DOB 1808 to 1810
Occupation: Gold and Silver lace Weaver
Crime: Stealing a necklace
Tried: 11 May 1826
Assigned to Edward Spark at Dartbrook on arrival

D Wong on 21st January, 2017 wrote:

Old Bailey:
SAMUEL HOW, HENRY POOLEY, Theft > pocketpicking, 11th May 1826.

Offence: Theft > pocketpicking
Verdict: Guilty; Guilty
Punishment: Transportation

SAMUEL HOW and HENRY POOLEY were indicted for stealing, on the 26th of April , 1 necklace, value 2s., the goods of Thomas Kibble , from the person of Charlotte Kibble .
THOMAS KIBBLE. I am a tailor , and live in Drury-lane. I have a daughter named Charlotte - she is ten months old; I know this necklace to be mine - she had worn it on the 26th of April.
ELIZABETH EGAN . I was sent on an errand to Covent-garden, and asked Mrs. Kibble to let her little girl, who nurses her baby, take the child and go with me; she said she might - we went to Covent-garden , and stopped to see Punch, and, as we were going away, this gentleman came and tapped me on the shoulder, and said some person had taken the baby’s necklace; we went after the two prisoners to Nottingham-court, King-street, Seven-dials - they were taken there, and the necklace was found in How’s waistcoat pocket.
WILLIAM GRUNETT . I was near Covent-garden church, and saw How take the necklace from the child’s neck, and put it into his pocket; I went and told Egan - we followed the prisoners to Nottingham-court; I saw the necklace taken from How’s pocket; I had not seen Pooley do any thing, but he went away with How, and I had seen them in company; I saw Pooley speak to How, and then How went and took the necklace; I did not give any alarm till I came up to them, and then I took them; Carter was with me, and he went round one way.
Prisoner POOLEY. Q. Where was I? A. You was with the prisoner and another boy; I saw you run with them through the market, up Bow-street, and across Longacre.
JOSEPH CARTER . I am a Bow-street patrol. Grunett told me of this circumstance - I went with him and took the prisoners; I found the beads in How’s pocket.

HOW - GUILTY . Aged 12.
POOLEY - GUILTY . Aged 15.
Transported for Seven Years.

No ship found for Samuel How.

24/1/1833 Sydney Gazette: Absconded from Road Department, Bong Bong.

Convict Changes History

Iris Dunne on 20th January, 2017 made the following changes:

source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/6, Page Number 405 (204). Bound manuscript indents, 1788-1842; Item: [4/4013]; Microfiche: 670. (prev. Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and

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