Henry James Hepburn was transported to Tasmania on the ship "Lotus", 20 Dec. 1832.
he fathered a child to Honora O'Brien, whilst married to Caroline Louisa Walbourne. The child was Henry George Hepburn, born 31 August 1851 in Launceston. It seems Henry George was adopted by a Mr. Thompson. He became a Sorell councillor and the Saddler of Saddler's Court Richmond.. Henry " Thompson", married Eliza Dickenson,( born 1856 - died 27 Feb. 1823. They had10 children.
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