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Henry West

Henry West, one of 158 convicts transported on the Eliza, 25 June 1828

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Henry West
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1811
Occupation: Brickmaker
Date of Death: 5th June, 1902
Age: 91 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: Theft of linen
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Eliza
Departure date: 25th June, 1828
Arrival date: 18th November, 1828
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 158 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/6, Page Number 424
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 6th June, 2019 wrote:

Old Bailey:
Theft: simple larceny.
13th September 1827
Verdict Guilty
Sentence Transportation

HENRY WEST was indicted for stealing, on the 22d of August, 3 shirts, value 15s., the goods of Ephraim Birch.

EPHRAIM BIRCH. I am horse-keeper to Mr. Fagg, of Hounslow-heath; I missed my shirts from a little enclosure in the front of my house, on the 22d of August.

ANN HINES. I washed these shirts, and hung them out on a line opposite the house, about ten minutes before ten o’clock in the morning of the 22d of August; I missed them a little after twelve - I know nothing of the prisoner.

RICHARD PAINTER. I am a headborough of Stanwell. In consequence of information, I pursued the prisoner, on the 22d of August, between three and four o’clock, and found him lying on the road, about three or four miles from Bedfout; when he got up I found these shirts under him; he begged I would let him go, but did not say how he became possessed of them.(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner’s Defence. I bought these shirts of a stranger, about one week before I was taken.

GUILTY. Aged 15.
Transported for Seven Years.

Henry West alias Samuel West was 16 years old on arrival.

Henry was 5’2” tall, dark sallow complexion, black hair, brown eyes, arms full of small moles, brown scar on right foot scalded.

Assigned to W. Wells, Parramatta.

6/10/1834: COF

Convict Changes History

Felix Jensen on 6th June, 2019 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1811 (prev. 0000), date of death: 5th June, 1902 (prev. 0000), gender: m, crime

D Wong on 6th June, 2019 made the following changes:


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