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Henry Dennis, arrived WA 1856.

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Looking for any thing that may give a clue to his parents. Henry, (some times know as Henry James), was convicted at Reading Assizes , Berkshire in 1853 for Curtilage breaking & larceny. Sentenced to 7 years, departed on the William Hammond 3rd January, 1856, arrived WA 29th March, 1856. His age is given as 21 but in the 1851 census he was in Reading jail age 20, born Bray, Berkshire.
 
If this is his marriage in 1875, his father is listed as James Dennis, labourer and Ellen is a widow, possibly nee, Day..

Henry James Denniss
Spouse: Ellen Dunkley
Place: Perth
Registration Place: Western Australia
Registration Year: 1875
Registration Number: 4031

Geoff
 
Various sources go with a birth 1830-1832, father = James. One public tree has mother = Elizabeth [not validated]. Another has parents = N/K.

Geoff
 
Thanks Geoff, The Elizabeth sounds interesting. There is a report 7 July 1849 of a Henry Dennis age 17 breaking into Cookham workhouse, also mentioned is a 60 year old Elizabeth Dennis, I think Elizabeth died 1866, Cookham.
 
Name: Henry Dennis
Age: 20
Estimated birth year: abt 1831
Relation: Prisoner
Gender: Male
Born: Bray, Berkshire, England
Civil Parish: Reading St Lawrence
Berkshire
Occupation: Prisoner.

Reg. district: - Reading
Sub-reg dist. - St Mary
ED, - County Gaol

Class: HO107; Piece: 1692; Folio: 429; Page: 5; GSU roll: 193600
Original data: Census Returns of England and Wales, 1851. Kew, Surrey, England: The National Archives of the UK .

Name Henry Dennis
Age 16
Estimated Birth Year 1832
Date of Trial 26/06/1848
Trial Year 1848
Location of Trial Berkshire England
Sentence Imprisonment
I month jail, for Larceny


Steve.:)
 
Berks Midsummer Sessions .

Reading Mercury, Oxford Gazette, Newbury Herald and Berks County Paper, etc (Reading, England), Saturday, June 24, 1848
 

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Berks Midsummer Sessions .

Reading Mercury, Oxford Gazette, Newbury Herald and Berks County Paper, etc (Reading, England), Saturday, July 01, 1848
 

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Thanks Geoff, Still looking for the marriage of James and Elizabeth also the newspaper report 7 July 1849 of a Henry Dennis age 17 breaking into Cookham workhouse, also mentioned is a 60 year old Elizabeth . For some strange reason the newspaper archives have blocked ISP's from the Philippines about a year ago so I can't look.
 
OK, Keith.. I'll have a look, I don't have access to a lot of press info. Have checked for a marriage, when I use filters there is a blank for Berkshire [unusual for Anc. :eek:] Must be another reason, maybe married out of county etc.

Geoff
 
There is one that may fit, James Tennis and Elizabeth Gomm, 10 Sep 1814, Hurley but there is also an Eliza Ann Gomm marrying Thomas Allum 29 Jan 1814 Hurst, Berkshire. Can't find a death for Thomas.
 
also the newspaper report 7 July 1849 of a Henry Dennis age 17 breaking into Cookham workhouse, also mentioned is a 60 year old Elizabeth . For some strange reason the newspaper archives have blocked ISP's from the Philippines about a year ago so I can't look.
There is one press report using FMP, but James Dennis looks to be the victim. This is only an excerpt so limited info. I don't have a full sub. But should be able to access the excerpt without any sub.

Geoff

EDIT: It's the Reading Mercury 7 July 1849
 
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Oh!

"and the stolen articles from the last witnessvinilty; six months'imprisonment. Jamet Greenaway. 18. Frtderiek Ray, 16. Henry Dennis, 17. and Elisabeth Dennis, 60. were charged with haring,at Cookham, broken nto the Cookham Workhouse, and stolen shins"

That's the one, Windsor & Eton Express 7 July 1849

Geoff
 
Oh!

"and the stolen articles from the last witnessvinilty; six months'imprisonment. Jamet Greenaway. 18. Frtderiek Ray, 16. Henry Dennis, 17. and Elisabeth Dennis, 60. were charged with haring,at Cookham, broken nto the Cookham Workhouse, and stolen shins"

That's the one, Windsor & Eton Express 7 July 1849

Geoff

That's the one, thanks. He did use the name James sometimes.
 
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