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
|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!
|Tasmanian Archives CON31-1-13 Page 15|
The search continues. Henry was 54 years old when he received his freedom, and I don’t know, something tells me that I suspect he might have been in trouble again – he appears to have liked beer!