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Henry Shannon

Henry Shannon, one of 200 convicts transported on the England, 31 March 1832

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Henry Shannon
Aliases: Richard Shannon
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1816
Occupation: Tailor's boy
Date of Death: 16th July, 1854
Age: 38 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 54 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Stealing
Convicted at: Lancaster Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: England
Departure date: 31st March, 1832
Arrival date: 18th July, 1832
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 199 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/8, Page Number 291 (146). Tasmanian Archives - convicts
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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Carol Axton-Thompson on 6th January, 2014 wrote:

Henry Shannon was convicted at Lancaster for stealing a watch, time piece and other things. 7yr sentence.
Transported to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) on the ‘England’ 1832.

Single; aged 16yrs; Tailor’s boy; 4’7”; fair complexion; lt brown hair; grey eyes.

Assignments of service in Colony.
Several records of misconduct and punishments.
Became free and went to Port Phillip, Victoria.

Carol Axton-Thompson on 6th January, 2014 wrote:


Carol Axton-Thompson on 6th January, 2014 wrote:

Henry changed his name to Richard and was convicted at Melbourne, Victoria, Australia on 31/07/1843 for uttering a forged cheque. Life sentence. Transported back to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) on the ‘Flying Fish’ arriving 24/10/1843.

1843: Shoemaker; 5’5 1/4”; aged 26yrs; native place - Manchester.

4yrs Probation at Port Arthur Penal Settlement. To be removed from Port Arthur 28/01/1847.
Several other assignments of service and also misconduct.

Found dead 14/07/1854.

Maureen Withey on 31st August, 2021 wrote:

Tasmanian Records.

Tasmanian indent. https://stors.tas.gov.au/CON16-1-5p16 and https://stors.tas.gov.au/CON16-1-5p17

No 3810. Richard Shannon, 5 ft 5 ΒΌ , age 26, Shoemaker, 2 years, Tried at Melbourne, 5 Aug 1843, Life, native of Manchester, single, C.E. religion, can read and write, Father dead and brothers 3 James Edward & John James is here in Hobart holding a T.L. Ship character: per Flying Fish, 28 Oct 1843. Remarks. I came out in the England in 1832, sent. 7 years. I was assigned to Mr Luckman & became free & got my certificate of Freedom.  ????? to Port Philip, now transported for attempting to utter a forged note.

Convict Changes History

Carol Axton-Thompson on 6th January, 2014 made the following changes:

source, alias1, date of birth 1816, gender, occupation, crime

Carol Axton-Thompson on 6th January, 2014 made the following changes:

date of death 16th July, 1854

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