SPEAR Henry Frederick

Name Henry Frederick SPEAR
Country Of Origin England
Born 1815
Died 1892
Birth/Baptism Born 2 June 1815, London, England
Bapt. 24 December 1815, St Luke, Old Street, Finsbury, London
Parents Jacob (clockmaker) and Mary Spear
Apprenticeship Most likely with his father
Skills Clockmaker, Watchmaker
Work Locations No record found working in his trade in Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania)
Marriage/Spouse Wife Mary and one child in England.

18 August 1851, Parish of St James, Sydney, New South Wales, to Emma Theaker.

Trial 14 May 1838, Central Criminal Court, London
Sentence Fifteen years transportation for stealing one watch, two watch seals, one watch ribbon, one split ring, one watch key, two brooches, one necklace, one pair of earrings, one ring, one purse, and money, the property of Charles Boxall, and one pair of shoes and copper coin, the property of John Franklin. Items were stolen from the residence of clockmaker James Barber, Henry’s employer.
Arrival 22 January 1839 on the convict ship, Gilmore (2)
Police Number 2636
Convict Assignment
Ticket of Leave 1 December 1846
Conditional Pardon April 1850
Other January 1840: Appointed constable.

The Examiner (Launceston) 14 May 1842:
Henry Speare, assigned to Mr J Knight, was charged with absconding from his master’s service and sentenced to two years hard labour, one year of that period in chains, and to be removed to Port Arthur.’

9 February 1851: Left Van Diemen’s Land on the ship, Spray, bound for New Zealand.

1851-approx. 1880s: Worked in his trade in New South Wales and Victoria.

Death 20 January 1892 at 101 Quay Street, Sydney, recorded as a 73-year-old watchmaker.
TAHO: CON31/1/41, CON18/1/8, CON34/1/8, POL220/1/1 Departure 1851.
Web: Ancestry: England Select Births & Christenings 1815; Old Bailey Online, Ref. t18380514-1288, 14 May 1838; Births Deaths Marriages New South Wales: Marriage 1851 No. 112 Vol.37B, Death Registration No. 106/1892; Founders & Survivors convict database.
Hobart Town Advertiser 31 January 1840; The Examiner (Launceston) 24 February 1849; Cornwall Chronicle 5 December 1846; Brittania & Trade’s Advocate 18 April 1850; Evening News 21 January 1892.