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Henry Selwyn, one of 176 convicts transported on the Manlius, 16 July 1828
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
|Date of Birth:
||19th May, 1811
|Date of Death:
||4th November, 1885
life span was 59 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 7 years
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/6, Page Number 445 (224)
||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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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.
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