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Mead, Henry (1812–1892)

Henry Mead, a soldier, serving in the 32nd Regiment at Foot, in Canada, was sentenced to life transportation for desertion. He arrived in Sydney in 1838 aboard the Portsea. Around 1849 he began a common-law relationship with Mary Craft. They had 5 children between 1849-1860.

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'Mead, Henry (1812–1892)', People Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, https://peopleaustralia.anu.edu.au/biography/mead-henry-24763/text33387, accessed 21 June 2021.

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Life Summary [details]

Birth

27 March 1812
Somerset, England

Death

2 March 1892
Gosford, New South Wales, Australia

Cause of Death

general debility

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Crime: court martial
Sentence: life