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Henry Rochester

Henry Rochester, one of 325 convicts transported on the Royal Admiral, May 1792

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Henry Rochester
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: -
Occupation: Farmer
Date of Death: 20th September, 1841
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 14 years

Crime: Stealing
Convicted at: Sussex Assizes
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: Royal Admiral
Departure date: 30th May, 1792
Arrival date: 7th October, 1792
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 346 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/1, Page Number 188
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

Ann Maurer on 19th June, 2014 wrote:

Tried at Lewes, Sussex; buried St Matthew’s CoE, Windsor; died as a reult of an accidental fall while intoxicated; Spouse: Margaret Hayes;Children: James b c1800 and Mary b c1803;

Denis Pember on 22nd February, 2016 wrote:

Sainty & Johnson; 1828 Census of New South Wales:
Page 322…
[Ref R1183] Rochester, Henry, 55, Fs, Royal Admiral, 1792, 14 years, Farmer, South Creek, Pitt Town.
[Ref R1184] Rochester, Margaret, 60, FS, Marquis Cornwallis, 1797, 7 years.
(# Appendix 1.. Surname Rochester or Hayes)
Margaret appears to have forgotten the life sentence.
The son James is located with his wife at Windsor [Ref R1186].

Convict Changes History

Ann Maurer on 19th June, 2014 made the following changes:

date of death: 20th September, 1841 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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