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Henry Thatcher, one of 150 convicts transported on the Caledonia, 05 July 1820
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
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life span was 59 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 7 years
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/3, Page Number 334
||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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Ron Garbutt on 20th March, 2020 wrote:
Old Bailey Proceedings Online (http://www.oldbaileyonline.org, version 8.0, 20 March 2020), December 1819, trial of HENRY THATCHER (t18191201-11).
HENRY THATCHER, Theft > grand larceny, 1st December 1819.
11. HENRY THATCHER was indicted for stealing, on the 19th of November , one wrapper, value 6 d., and two blankets, value 3 l. 2 s. , the property of Thomas Purden and William Kent .
SECOND COUNT, the same, only stating them to be the property of Richard Parker .
THOMAS PURDEN . I keep the New Inn, Old Bailey . On Friday, the 19th of November, between seven and eight o’clock in the morning, Richard Parker ‘s waggon stood in the Old Bailey; it was loaded too high to go in at the gate, so that we were under the necessity of taking some of the goods off; among the rest was a small parcel, No. 1, which came from John Early , Jun, Whitney, and was directed to Mr. Bell, Tower Royal; I had it in my hand, and it being a small parcel, I threw it into the waggon again. I was called down the yard, left the waggoner in charge, and during my absence he went away. I am in partnership with William Kent .
JOHN BELTON . I am a machine sawyer. On the 19th of November I was coming to town, and passing up the Old Bailey I saw a waggon, partly unloaded, a few yards from the gateway of the New Inn. I saw the prisoner close to me, thought he had no business to be standing there, and passed on about thirty or forty yards, then stopped a few minutes, and saw him put his feet on the wheel, remove some straw, and take this bundle or package out; he immediately left the waggon, Before he had well got his foot on the pavement (four or five persons were passing at the time) he walked in the middle of them till he got opposite Fleet-lane, where he went down. I gave an alarm at the New Inn, and told them that the waggon had been robbed. I took the porters down Fleet-lane, and in the first turning to the right, which is Seacoal-lane, I pointed the prisoner out to them; they secured him, took him back to the Old Bailey, and from there to the Compter. I am sure he is the man.
Q. Did the four or five persons seem connected with him - A. I thought so. They screened him.
JOHN COTMORE . I am hostler at the New Inn. I pursued after the prisoner, and took him with the property on his shoulder.
CHARLES EDWARDS . I assisted in taking the prisoner with the bale of goods. I belong to the Inn.
(Property produced and sworn to.)
Prisoner’s Defence. I was coming up the Old Bailey, and met a man, apparently a waggoner, who said he would give me 1 s. to carry it to Seacoal-lane.
GUILTY . Aged 24.
Transported for Seven Years .
London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.
D Wong on 21st March, 2020 wrote:
Henry Thatcher was listed as 26 years old on arrival.
Place of Birth: London.
Henry was 5’6” tall, brown hair, grey eyes, scar rigt arm just above elbow, slightly pockpitted.
11/12/1826: Free Certificate.
11/3/1836: Passenger, Launceston to New Zealand per ‘Brazil Packet’. Free by servitude - Ship to colony: Caledonia.
No marriages or deaths found on the NZ BDM.
Convict Changes History
Ron Garbutt on 20th March, 2020 made the following changes:
gender: m, crime
D Wong on 21st March, 2020 made the following changes:
date of birth: 1793 (prev. 0000), occupation