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Henry Potts

Henry Potts, one of 224 convicts transported on the Sultana, 26 May 1859

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Henry Potts
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1832
Occupation: Joiner
Date of Death: 10th March, 1864
Age: 32 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 51 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 10 years

Crime: Insubordination
Convicted at: Colombo General Court Martial
Sentence term: 10 years
Ship: Sultana
Departure date: 26th May, 1859
Arrival date: 19th August, 1859
Place of arrival Western Australia
Passenger manifest Travelled with 222 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 93, Class and Piece Number HO11/18, Page Number 325 (164)
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 28th August, 2018 wrote:

Henry Potts was 27 years old on arrival in WA.  He was single, literate, 5’9¾” tall, brown hair, grey eyes, red complexion, stout, ball wound left side and scar on brest.

Occupation: Joiner/Carpenter

8/9/1859: TOL

10/3/1864: Henry Potts died of heart disease, at the Depot, Bunbury.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 28th August, 2018 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1832 (prev. 0000), date of death: 10th March, 1864 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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