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Henry Greentree (1781–1818)

Henry Greentree and his cousin, William Greentree, were sentenced to life transportation for stealing two sheep valued at £2.

The cousins arrived in Sydney aboard the Marquis of Wellington on 27 January 1815. Henry’s wife, Jane, and their five children set sail in the Northampton to join them, arriving in Sydney on 18 June 1815.

Henry was granted a ticket of leave in July and the family moved to the Wilberforce district. In 1816 he was granted 2 acres of land at Wilberforce. He died in 1818. It is believed that he was crushed by the wheels of a cart.

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Life Summary [details]


15 December, 1781
Chichester, Sussex, England


5 April, 1818 (aged 36)
Wilberforce, New South Wales, Australia

Cause of Death

horse-drawn vehicle accident

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Convict Record

Crime: theft
Sentence: life