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Henry York

Henry York, one of 200 convicts transported on the Fame, 09 October 1816

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Henry York
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1798
Occupation: Labourer
Date of Death: 25th June, 1881
Age: 83 years

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 7 years

Crime: Larceny
Convicted at: Bristol Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Fame
Departure date: 9th October, 1816
Arrival date: 8th March, 1817
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 200 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/2, Page Number 281 (142)
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

Anonymous on 13th August, 2011 wrote:

Henry York, was baptised in Bristol, Gloucestershire, England on 12th May 1799.His mother Mary was sent to NSW as a convict arriving on William Pitt 1806.Henry arrived on Fame in 1817 and was sent to live and work with his mother in Bringelly.He married Mary Murphy (who "came free")on 23rd February 1835.Henry and Mary had 9 children. Mary died in tragic circumstances in 1856. Henry died in Liverpool NSW 25th June 1881

Denis Pember on 17th October, 2017 wrote:

Henry is recorded in the 1828 Census:
Page 406…
[Ref Y0045] York, Henry, 28, free by servitude, Fame, 1816, Protestant, living at Mary Crooks, Mt. Pleasant, Bringelly.

## The Mary Crooks so mentioned must be his mother.  It would appear that she was then living with George Crook (Convict, 1814, “Surry”).
They appear on page 109…
[Ref C3027] Crook, George, 42, FS, Surry, 1814, 14 years, Farmer, St Vincent.
[Ref C3028] Crook, Mary, 60, FS, (no details provided).

Kay Newman on 26th November, 2019 wrote:

His mother was Mary York who then married William Cosgrove and after he was killed then George Crooks.Henry was assigned to her husband William’s brother, Thomas Cosgrove.Along with his brother Charles and half brother John Cosgrove ,Henry played a large part in the grazing history of the Monaro district of NSW.

D Wong on 26th November, 2019 wrote:

29/4/1816 Gloucester Journal Gloucestershire, England:

At Bristol Quarter Sessions, the following prisoners, for various acts of larceny, received sentence of transportation for seven years, viz._Henry York.

Henry York was listed as 18 years old on arrival.

Native Place: Somerset.

Henry was 5’2½” tall, sallow complexion, brown hair and eyes.

Convict Changes History

Denis Pember on 17th October, 2017 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1798 (prev. 0000), date of death: 25th June, 1881 (prev. 0000), gender: m

D Wong on 26th November, 2019 made the following changes:

occupation, crime

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