|Henry was born the son of John
Fullick and Ann Legg and from the subsequent events in his life,
was obviously a hardy soul surviving transportation to Australia and the
voyage there and back, a medical operation (a risky and painful
experience at that time) and many years in a workhouse before finally
dying in 1890 aged 89yrs.
Date of birth: 1801
Date of death:1890
Wife: Elizabeth Stapley
He was named in the convict reports as
Henry Fullick the Elder, and was sentenced on the 8th April 1834
to seven years transportation. Prior to this in December 1824, at the
age of 24yrs he had been acquitted of a charge that he and Charles
Swan aged 45yrs entered 'a certain wood called Sleights Inclosure,
the property of King George IV and also certain property of Henry
Wheeler both situate in the Parish of Binstead, in the night of 17th
December about the hour of one of the said night, armed with a bludgeon
and a gun with intent illegally destroy game.'
He was transported on the ship the August
Jessie with ticket of freedom and convict indents describing him as:
Convict Number 679
Height: 5' 4 1/2"
Hair and Whiskers: Dark Brown
Nose: Long Sharp
Chin: ?? M.S
Remarks: Bro Mole on Rt arm above elbow
Gaol report: Bad character and connexions
Hulk report: Good
Surgeons report: Good
Assigned to C.J. Parsons, Hamilton
Certificate of Freedom: 450/1841
Henry returned to England at some stage though, so far, I have been
unable to trace any record of his passage. Eddie and Doreen Fereday
found Henry living with his son William and family at Lindstead
Farm in the 1861 Census, at which time he was described as 'Lodger' .
Linstead Farm Photos: Doreen Fereday
I found him in the 1881 census, resident in the Union
Workhouse, Kingston on Thames described as Inmate, General Labourer. I
am currently trying to discover why he should be living in
Kingston on Thames rather than Headley or with one of his
children. The recording in the IGI of the deaths of four infants,
Jem, Albert, Ernest and George Fullick between the years of 1884 and
1886, points to the presence in the area of at least one other
Fullick family and also makes one aware of the tragic rate of infant
mortality in the 19th Century.
The Reverend Laverty recorded
that Henry's son Richard (Dick) had told him during one of his parochial
visits that his "father is still alive in Kingston Workhouse"
and that "once he had a stoppage inside and gave himself up
to the Doctor to clear him. They opened him and saved his
life." Subsequently, he recorded Henry's death at the
workhouse in 1890.