Having spent some time recently, as I wrote about Henry Goucher for the A-Z Blogging Challenge. I sat this morning had another look to see if I could identify what happened to him after 1821.
Henry's timeline is repeated here from the earlier post -
- 1775 - approx year of birth
- 18th Dec 1811 - Indited for stealing
- 9th January 1811 - Trial at the Old Bailey
- 25th May 1811 - Transferred to Hulk Ship Retribution
- 14th August 1811- Transported on board The Guildford
- January 1812 - Arrived New South Wales
- 1812 - 1821 - Government employ as labourer within Colony
- 4th Oct 1813 - Named on Colonial Secretary Papers - Newcastle on board the Estramina
- 8th Jan 1814 - Named on Colonial Secretary Papers - Newcastle on board the Estramina
- 4th & 5th April 1814 - Named on Colonial Secretary Papers - Derwent on board the Windham
- 26th April 1820 - Named on Colonial Secretary Papers -Newcastle on board the Elizabeth Henrietta
I was therefore delighted to see the following
|New South Wales & Tasmania Convict Muster 1830|
- 1830 - NSW & Tasmania Convict Muster reveals that Henry was recorded as Henry Gougher and is listed as "freed by servitude"
- 1832 - NSW & Tasmania Convict Muster with Henry Gougher listed again with the word error by the side!
Further research from the Archives in Tasmania, reveals that whilst Henry was in Tasmania he was a bit of a scamp - He received 50 lashes for liberating some goats! Not a brilliant photo as the screen would not print, so this is a photo of the screen!
|Tasmanian Archives CON31-1-13 Page 15|