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Henry Sparks

Henry Sparks, one of 259 convicts transported on the Duncan, 10 December 1840

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Henry Sparks
Aliases: none
Gender: -

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1818
Occupation: Labourer
Date of Death: 1st October, 1891
Age: 73 years

Life Span

Life span

Median life span was 58 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Robbery with violence
Convicted at: Kent Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Duncan
Departure date: 10th December, 1840
Arrival date: 18th April, 1841
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 258 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/12, Page Number 265 (134)
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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Ejhanford on 24th November, 2013 wrote:

Twice imprisoned before conviction in 1840. On Prison Hulk Fortitude 9 November 1840 to transport on 10 December 1840 on ship Duncan. Arrived Van Diemen’s Land 10 August 1841. Gaol report:  bad character.

Ejhanford on 24th November, 2013 wrote:

Native of Sundridge, Kent, England

Convict Changes History

Ejhanford on 24th November, 2013 made the following changes:

occupation, crime

Ejhanford on 24th November, 2013 made the following changes:

date of birth 1818, date of death 1st October, 1891

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