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Henry Wilkinson (1771–?)

Henry Wilkinson was sentenced to 14 years transportation. He arrived in Sydney in 1806 aboard the Fortune and later that year was sent to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) on the Sophia.

In 1813 he was granted a conditional pardon and granted 50 acres at Launceston. He married Elizabeth Mitchell in 1814. Around 1818 Wilkinson submitted an 'application for indulgences' – applying to have his family in England come to Australia. It is likely that his request was denied because on 18 January 1836 he is listed as a passenger on the Mary – destination London.  No further information about him is known.

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11 May, 1771
Sedberg, Yorkshire, England

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Crime: unknown
Sentence: 14 years