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Henry Upton

Henry Upton, one of 300 convicts transported on the Coromandel, 27 October 1819

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Henry Upton
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1769
Occupation: Blacksmith
Date of Death: 1st May, 1827
Age: 58 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 57 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Cow stealing
Convicted at: Devon Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Coromandel
Departure date: 27th October, 1819
Arrival date: 5th April, 1820
Place of arrival New South Wales and Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 298 other convicts


Primary source: V18277612 2C - Reel 5001 Name: Henry Upton Date: 25 November 1827 Liverpool Hospital Age: 59 Profession: Blacksmith Government Employ Where ceremony performed: Liverpool V1827210 11 - Reel 5003 Name: Henry Upton Abode: Liverpool Hospital When buried: 25 November 1827 Age: 59 Ship name: Coromandel Profession: Blacksmith Government Employ By whom ceremony performed: Rev. Cartwright Provided by the New South Wales Births, Deaths and Marriages. Both reels related to the same Henry Upton.
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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Marilyn on 16th October, 2012 wrote:

Baptised 07 Dec 1769 Bickleigh, Devon.
Married Charity Coles 24 Jul 1798 in Halberton, Devon.

02 Aug 1819 Sentenced to Death for Cattle Stealing at Exeter. (Has 11 children and Charity is three months pregnant.)
20 Aug 1819 Sentence Commuted to Life and Transportation.
27 Oct 1819 Transported from Spithead, Hampshire, England aboard the Coromandel.
04 Apr 1820 Arrived Sydney, New South Wales.
10 Apr 1820 Disembarked at Liverpool and Assigned to John Thomas Campbell at ‘Shancomore’.
22 Aug 1822 Assigned to Thomas Williford as a Blacksmith Servant at Bringelly.
01 Feb 1825 Convict Muster - still assigned to Thomas Williford.
31 Mar 1827 Faced trial for Illegally Making use of his Master’s Iron (Thomas Williford) at Liverpool.
12 Apr 1827 Found Guilt and Sentenced to 14 days Solitary Confinemant and then to be assigned back to the Government.
Death Index states he died April 1827.

I have plenty of references however last time I tried to enter them all something went wrong and everything was wiped out…

Marilyn on 26th October, 2012 wrote:

Henry died 25 November 1827 at Liverpool Hospital, New South Wales. Unknown burial place.
The ceremony was perfored by Reverend Robert Cartwright.

Another extra bit of info:-

26th September 1819 Transported to Portsmouth and incarcerated on the Prison Hulk “Leviathan.”

Convict Changes History

Marilyn on 16th October, 2012 made the following changes:

date of birth 1769, date of death May, 1827, gender, occupation, crime

Marilyn on 26th October, 2012 made the following changes:

source, date of death 1st May, 1827

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