My ancestor Henry Rose was involved in the Upper Canada Rebellion (or not, as his crime implies!)
Henry was sent to Australia aboard the 'Maitland', departed Sheerness and arrived Australia July 1840
He was born in Huntingdonshire (UK?) and was a 'labourer and soldier'.
He was tried at an Upper Canada Court Martial on 14th Aug 1839 and was sentenced to life for Desertion.
This is the only information I have on Henry (apart from marriage, children and death). I have obtained this from the NSW Convict Indents.
From this information I think Henry was probably in the British Military.
Can anyone advise me where, how I might find further details, particularly of his trial. Was it the norm for a prisoner to be sent from Canada back to Britian and then onto Australia?
Any assistance greatly appreciated,