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Henry Upjohn

Henry Upjohn, one of 100 convicts transported on the Woodford, 29 July 1826

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Henry Upjohn
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1785
Occupation: Gardener
Date of Death: 16th January, 1862
Age: 77 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 51 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Grand larceny
Convicted at: Dorset Assizes
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Woodford
Departure date: 29th July, 1826
Arrival date: 22nd November, 1826
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 99 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/6, Page Number 40
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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D Wong on 30th June, 2018 wrote:

Henry Upjohn was listed as being 40 years old on arrival in VDL - his native place was Shaftesbury.

Crime: Stealing a sack of wheat.

Henry was 5’8½” tall, brown hair and eyes, Scar rt eyebrow Small scar rt side chin large scar left side Right temple,
Married: Wife and 3 children at Shaftesbury.

1830 Muster: Transported to Maria Island.

23/11/1832: Colonial Conviction - Assaulting his Master - Sentence extended 1 year.

1832 Muster: Public Works.
1833 Muster: Assigned to Mr John Archer

7/3/1834 Hobart Town Courier: Certificate.
1835 Muster: TOL

8/6/1857 The Star, Ballarat:
FELONY. - Henry Upjohn was charged with stealing four pair of trowsers.

Constable Nelson stated that he saw the prisoner steal four pairs of trowsers from the door of Mr Cashmore, Main Road.
Remanded until Monday - 3 months imprisonment.

1/7/1859 The Star, Ballarat:
Henry Upjohn was brought up for a similar offence, viz, stealing a coat from the front of Messrs Twentyman & Stamper, drapers, near the
Yarrowee- Bridge. The coat was worth 25s, and the theft was noticed by a Mr Burridge, who told Mr Stamper at once. Mr Stamper started in pursuit, perceiving which the thief
dropped the coat and quickened his pace.
The attempt was however in vain, and the prisoner was not only arrested, but sentenced by the Bench to fourteen days’ imprisonment.

11/7/1861 The Star, Ballarat:
AN UNDUTIFUL SON.-A man 76 years of age, named Henry Upjohn, was charged with stealing a pair of boots from the Bridge House. The prisoner pleaded poverty, and
said his son had refused to support him.
He was not able to work, and had no money to support himself. He had attempted to get into the Benevolent Asylum, but he would not be admitted there, as his son was in “good circumstances.” The police and a man in court gave the accused a good character. The Bench said, taking everything into consideration, they should commit him for only 12 hours.

No marriage found for Henry Upjohn in Tas. or Vic., perhaps his son from England??

24/1/1862 The Star, Ballarat:
On the 23rd inst., at the Benevolent
Asylum, Henry Upjohn, aged 78 years, of
old age.

From records at the Benevolent Asylum, Ballarat:
Henry was admitted on the 16/10/1861, and died on 16/1/1862, a widower with 3 children, Parents: James and Anne, aged 78, from Shaftesbury, England, a Gardener.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 30th June, 2018 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1785 (prev. 0000), date of death: 16th January, 1862 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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