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Harry Skinner

Harry Skinner, one of 290 convicts transported on the Earl Grey, 27 July 1838

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Harry Skinner
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1816
Occupation: Sawyer
Date of Death: 1862
Age: 46 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 Life

Crime: Stealing
Convicted at: Kent Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Earl Grey
Departure date: 27th July, 1838
Arrival date: 21st November, 1838
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 289 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/11, Page Number 313 (158)
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

Susan Kozianski on 16th April, 2017 wrote:

Genelogical research - Harry Skinner was born in Groombridge Kent, son of Thomas Skinner the younger and Barbara Driver. Resident at Speldhurst, Kent at the time of his arrest with Charles Frederick Gilbert, who was also transported on Earl Grey (2) They were convicted of multiple burglaries at Tonbridge, Speldhurst, and Brenchley, Kent. Skinner was sent to Moreton Bay and went on to marry Jane Kirkwood who emigrated to Australia on the Earl Grey as part of the Earl Grey Scheme in 1848. Later he obtained a publican’s license and was licensee of the (timber construction) Royal Oak Hotelin Bell St Ipswich from 1858 to 1861.He was survived by his widow and 4 sons and 2 daughters.

Convict Changes History

Glenda Walker on 8th October, 2016 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1816 (prev. 0000), date of death: 1862 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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