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Henry Williscroft

Henry Williscroft

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  • Name Henry Williscroft 
    Henry Williscroft 1830-?
    Henry Williscroft 1830-?
    Life Story
    Born 1830  Worcester, Worcestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • aged 15 at his trial
    Gender Male 
    Also Known As John Henry Lucas 
    Occupation 27 Feb 1844  Parkhouse Prison, Isle of Wight, Hampshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • Retrained as a tailor
    Residence 27 Feb 1844  Dudley, Worcestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • at the time of his trial. A nail cutter.
    Williscroft Parkhurst Boys
    Williscroft Parkhurst Boys
    The story of three boys exiled to Australia in the 1840's
    Newspaper 13 Mar 1844  Worcestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • Report of the three boys trial appeared in the paper
    Wolverhampton Chronicle and Staffordshire Advertiser 13 March 1844
    Wolverhampton Chronicle and Staffordshire Advertiser 13 March 1844
    Copy of the original article
    Note 19 Mar 1844  Millbank Prison, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • Henry was transferred from Worcester Goal with his brothers
    Note 15 Apr 1844  Parkhurst Prison, Isle of Wight, Hampshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • Transferred from Millbrook Prison to Parkhurst Prison.
    Departure 2 Jun 1847  England Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    • destination given as Tasmania
    Arrival 10 Sep 1847  Port Phillip, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    • arrived aboard the Joseph Somes
    Note 24 Sep 1847  Geelong, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    • arrived from Port Phillip
    Occupation 30 Sep 1847  Ovens, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    • general servant of George Faithful. Term of engagement 6 months with a salary of £20 with all found.|Listed in the Parliamentry Paper, 1849 page 12
    Residence 25 Aug 1852  Melbourne, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    • unclaimed letter in the care of J Saunders
    Note 18 Feb 1853  Melbourne, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [11, 12
    • Williscroft H aged 22 sailed aboard the "Bombay" for London in February 1853.
    Person ID I12725  Williscroft | The descendants of John Williscroft and Elizabeth Yates
    Last Modified 22 Jan 2018 

    Father Joseph Williscroft,   b. 1809, Colton, Staffordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Mar 1857, Cheapside, Birmingham, Warwickshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 48 years) 
    Mother Mary Ann Jackson,   b. 1814, Birmingham, Warwickshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jan 1884, 95 Fisher Square, Dennistown, Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
    Married 1 Nov 1830  St Peter & St Paul, Aston, Warwickshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F30  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 27 Feb 1844 - Dudley, Worcestershire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsNote - 19 Mar 1844 - Millbank Prison, London, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsNote - 15 Apr 1844 - Parkhurst Prison, Isle of Wight, Hampshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDeparture - 2 Jun 1847 - England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - 30 Sep 1847 - Ovens, Victoria, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 25 Aug 1852 - Melbourne, Victoria, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsNote - 18 Feb 1853 - Melbourne, Victoria, Australia Link to Google Earth
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  • Documents
    Trial Report
    Trial Report

  • Sources 
    1. [S690] England & Wales, Crime, Prisons & Punishment, 1770-1935 , ((database online)findmypast.co.uk), HO 11/15 p191.

    2. [S252] Criminal Registers, 1791-1892, England & Wales, ([database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2009. This collection was indexed by Ancestry World Archives Project contributors.), HO 27; Piece: 74; Page: 357.

    3. [S12] Newspaper Article, Wolverhampton Chronicle and Staffordshire Advertiser 13 March 1844.

    4. [S690] England & Wales, Crime, Prisons & Punishment, 1770-1935 , ((database online)findmypast.co.uk), HO13-Source Correspondence and Warrants-Piece number 84-Page number 165.

    5. [S690] England & Wales, Crime, Prisons & Punishment, 1770-1935 , ((database online)findmypast.co.uk), PCOM2-Source Millbank Prison, Middlesex: register of prisoners-Piece number 22-Page number 56.

    6. [S387] Convicts transported; Class: HO 11; Piece: 15, (The National Archives of the UK (TNA), Kew, Surrey, England).

    7. [S315] Index to convict exiles, 1846-50, ([database online] http://www.records.nsw.gov.au/state-archives/indexes-online/indexes-to-convict-records/index-to-convict-exiles).

    8. [S1035] Parliamentary Papers, Volume 43, (Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons-H.M. Stationery Office, 1849), page12.

    9. [S1035] Parliamentary Papers, Volume 43, (Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons-H.M. Stationery Office, 1849), page 12.

    10. [S316] Victoria Police Gazette, 1852, (Slate Library of Victoria , Melbourne, Victoria, Australia), Issue 34, 25 Aug 1852, unclaimed letter.

    11. [S317] Victoria Register "Outward Passengers to Interstate, UK, NZ and Foreign Ports 1852-1876, WILLISCROFT H 22 BOMBAY FEB 1853 LONDON FEB 1853 2.

    12. [S318] NZ, Index to Outward Passengers to Interstate, UK, NZ and Foreign Ports 1852-1908, (familysearch.org), WILLISCROFT H 22 BOMBAY FEB 1853 LONDON FEB 1853 2.