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Henry Selwyn

Henry Selwyn, one of 176 convicts transported on the Manlius, 16 July 1828

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Henry Selwyn
Aliases: Selwin
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 19th May, 1811
Occupation: Farm labourer
Date of Death: 4th November, 1885
Age: 74 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 57 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Horse theft
Convicted at: Gloucester Assizes
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Manlius
Departure date: 16th July, 1828
Arrival date: 9th November, 1828
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 175 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/6, Page Number 445 (224)
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 5th April, 2019 wrote:

24/1/1828 Cheltenham Chronicle
Cheltenham Chronicle Gloucestershire, England:
Henry Selwyn, by R. F. Onslow, Clerk, and O Ricardo. Esq. charged with stealing a ass, the property of F. Hatton, of Okenhall.

Henry was listed as 15 years old on arrival.
Place of Birth: Newent, Gloucestershire.

Henry was 4’10” tall, brown hair, grey eyes, a man and woman CJWS moon and 7 stars, Apl 2 1828 inside right arm, heart and darts, laurel, mermaid, fish SSWS and sun inside left arm, a horizontal diamond between finger and thumb left hand, ring pricked on mid finger same hand.

1830-32 Musters: Assigned to Mr. Wm. Harris.

1833: TOL

28/4/1834: Married Ann Mary Bramer at the New Church Trinity Parish, Clarence Plains.
15/5/1836: Benjamin Selwin - Henry listed as a farmer at Clarence.
6/9/1839: Thomas - Henry listed as a labourer at Clarence.

2/4/1835: Free by Servitude.

4/11/1885: Henry died at the Kyneton Hospital, Kyneton, Victoria - of Cancer of the stomach and pneumonia.  Age on death certificate: 78 years.
Buried on the 6/11/1885 at Kyneton Cemetery.
Parents listed as Benjamin and Sarah.

Anne Mary Selwyn died 6/5/1845, aged 28, accidently burned.
Also found a death for William Selwin, aged 3 years on the same date as above, at Clarence Plains - farmer’s child.

Convict Changes History

Russ Gloster on 4th April, 2019 made the following changes:

date of birth: 19th May, 1811 (prev. 0000), date of death: 4th November, 1885 (prev. 0000)

D Wong on 5th April, 2019 made the following changes:

alias1: Selwin, gender: m, occupation, crime

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