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Henry Watson

Henry Watson, one of 209 convicts transported on the Mermaid, 30 December 1850

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Henry Watson
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1830
Occupation: Baker
Date of Death: -
Age: -

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 20 years

Crime: Highway robbery
Convicted at: Chester Assizes
Sentence term: 20 years
Ship: Mermaid
Departure date: 30th December, 1850
Arrival date: 13th May, 1851
Place of arrival Western Australia
Passenger manifest Travelled with 208 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 92, Class and Piece Number HO11/16, Page Number 383 (193)
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

D Wong on 30th April, 2017 wrote:

6/4/1849 London Evening Standard London, England:
Henry Mottram, 23, Henry Watson, 18, and John Martin, 15, were indicted for a highway robbery, with violence, at Delamere.
Henry Mottram was also on board ‘Mermaid’.  No ship found for John Martin.

Henry Watson was 21 years old on arrival in WA. He was 5’6” tall, brown hair, grey eyes, round face, fresh complexion, seven stars on back of left and, single, illiterate.

1/7/1853: TOL
14/1/1860: CP

No marriage or death found.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 30th April, 2017 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1830 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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