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Henry Williams

Henry Williams, one of 169 convicts transported on the Mellish, 10 November 1828

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Henry Williams
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1807
Occupation: Labourer
Date of Death: 3rd February, 1857
Age: 50 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 14 years

Crime: Receiving stolen property
Convicted at: Lincoln, Parts of Lindsey Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: Mellish
Departure date: 10th November, 1828
Arrival date: 18th April, 1829
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 169 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/6, Page Number 511 (257)
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

David Cornelius on 13th March, 2014 wrote:

Was a pioneer of the settlement of the Richmond River in NSW.

D Wong on 16th March, 2014 wrote:

There were 2 Henry Williams on board the Mellish.

This Henry Williams was 21 years old, a labourer from Spilsby, and was tried for receiving stolen goods from William Brough, also on board the Mellish.

1836: TOL
1840: TOL Wollongong

29/7/1842: COF

Antony Greenwood on 23rd December, 2016 wrote:

Married Sarah Quitstorf, free immigrant at St Philip’s York St 26 December 1834;  2 live children Ester 1836 at Kangaroo Valley , & George 1838 at Jamberoo. Sarah died before 1841 census. Married Eliza Taylor at St Andrews Presbyterian Church Sydney 19 November 1844, 6 children

Convict Changes History

David Cornelius on 13th March, 2014 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1807 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

D Wong on 16th March, 2014 made the following changes:

occupation, crime

Antony Greenwood on 23rd December, 2016 made the following changes:

date of death: 3rd February, 1857 (prev. 0000)

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