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Henry Shoulders

Henry Shoulders, one of 200 convicts transported on the Planter, 13 June 1832

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Henry Shoulders
Aliases: Shoulder
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1798
Occupation: -
Date of Death: 1865
Age: 67 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 61 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Stealing
Convicted at: Sussex Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Planter
Departure date: 13th June, 1832
Arrival date: 15th October, 1832
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 199 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/8, Page Number 349 (175)
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 11th April, 2014 wrote:

Henry was born anywhere from 1786 to 1800.  Records from the National Archives list Henry as aged 44, a ‘Huckster’ (a person who sells small items door-to-door or from a stall), and from Chiddingly. The birthdate of 1786 actually corresponds to his death date (see below).

Henry was married with 1 male and 4 female children.

27/12/1832: Assigned to E Cory? at Hunter River.
1837: Aged 39? Assigned to Charles Buchanan.

1841: TOL
12/5/1848: TOL Passport, Muswellbrook Bench.

1865: Henry died at Muswellbrook, age listed as 79, which corresponds to the earlier birthdate.

Maureen Withey on 12th August, 2019 wrote:

Sydney Gazette, 27 Dec 1832.
New South Wales.  Return of all male convicts assigned and transferred between the 1st and 31st days of October, 1832, inclusively.
Shoulders Henry, Planter, ploughs, &c, to E. Cooy, Hunter’s River.

Maureen Withey on 12th August, 2019 wrote:

DRAY ROBBERY.-Yesterday a man named Luxfield was brought before the bench charged with stealing some orders and a bundle of bags from a man named Henry Shoulders, who, with himself, had brought a dray down from Muswellbrook. It appeared the orders, a £1 note, and a letter for Mr. Portus, were taken by Luxfield from the trowsers pocket of his companion while he was asleep, they being at the time encamped on the road between East Maitland and Morpeth.  He then persuaded Shoulders to go to Mr. Portus and say they had been attacked by bushrangers and robbed, which Shoulders did, and while he was away on this errand Luxfield stole the bags also. Shoulders having told his tale rather clumsily was taken into custody, and to save himself told the truth. The stolen orders were found upon Luxfield when taken into custody. He was remanded.
Maitland Mercury, 10 Feb 1844

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 11th April, 2014 made the following changes:

alias1: Shoulder, date of birth: 1798 (prev. 0000), date of death: 1865 (prev. 0000), gender: m, crime

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