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Henry Wells
« on: Monday 07 September 20 05:03 BST (UK) »
Im looking for the parents and siblings of a Henry Wells from London. He came out to Van Diemans Land in 1827 as a convict onboard the Asia. His father was a tailor as he was as well. I believe his father may have been named John and he was the innkeeper at 'the Angel' in Loughborough.
Henry was charged with stealing from the Angel and sentenced to life.


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Re: Henry Wells
« Reply #1 on: Monday 07 September 20 12:21 BST (UK) »
Welcome to rootschat.

The newspaper report states he was around 19 when convicted.  It mentions his father John Wells (Innkeeper)   Apparently the father formerley resided in The Strand but went to Loughborough and commenced a business as a Tavern Keeper.
Leicester Chronicle 30 December 1826
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Re: Henry Wells
« Reply #2 on: Monday 07 September 20 12:36 BST (UK) »
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Re: Henry Wells
« Reply #3 on: Monday 07 September 20 12:58 BST (UK) »
Reading the articles, it was the father who brought the prosecution, for theft of 100.

John Wells was later insolvent and spent time in the Fleet prison (entry record on Ancestry - not much help).

https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/18554/page/394
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Re: Henry Wells
« Reply #4 on: Sunday 13 September 20 15:12 BST (UK) »
Do you have Henrys death certificate, it may name his parents
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Re: Henry Wells
« Reply #5 on: Sunday 13 September 20 19:03 BST (UK) »
There are baptisms for 'Henry Wells' with Father John in London around 1807.  As they do not give father's profession they are not much help.  Presumably he could also have been born in Loughborough.