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Thomas Acton, one of 200 convicts transported on the Indian, July 1810
Name, Aliases & Gender
||Ogle, Joseph (alias)
Birth, Occupation & Death
|Date of Birth:
|Date of Death:
life span was 60 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 7 years
16th December, 1810
|Place of arrival
||New South Wales
Travelled with 200 other convicts
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/2, Page Number 21 (12)
||This record is one of the entries in the British convict transportation registers 1787-1867 database compiled by State Library of Queensland from British Home Office (HO) records which are available on microfilm as part of the Australian Joint Copying Project.
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D Wong on 31st March, 2018 wrote:
27/3/1810: Thomas Acton was 32 years old when indicted for stealing from the warehouse of William Wilks, of Wetherby, licensed hawker, a large quantity of cotton, linen, and woollen goods. Thomas Acton pleaded guilty.
In 1810, Thomas’s wife, Sarah Acton arrived in the Colony per ‘Canada’ __ she arrived as Mary Ogle, wife of Thomas Acton per Indian.
A son Thomas G Acton was baptized C1812.
Coloial Secretary Papers:
ACTON, Thomas. Per “Indian”, 1810; brickmaker
1814 Dec 30: Contracted to supply bricks for new building at Parramatta; had applied for an advance (Reel 6044; 4/1730 p.428)
1815 Jan 28-1818 Jun 6: Paid from the Police Fund for bricks supplied for public buildings at Parramatta (Reel 6038; SZ759 pp.33, 92, 121, 177, 197, 238, 272, 312, 411, 439, 474)
1816 Oct 19: Amended account for bricks supplied by (Reel 6046; 4/1736 pp.143-4)
1820 Jun 15-Aug 5: Sentenced to death; commuted to transportation for life to Newcastle. In reports of prisoners tried at Court of Criminal Jurisdiction (Reel 6023; X820 p.5)
(**15/7/1820 Sydney Gazette: William Taylor, James Ingley, Thomas Acton and Edward Ogle alias Cottam, burglary.**) Thomas Acton, for inciting, aiding, abetting, harbouring and comfortine the said Taylor and Engling before and after the fact - the property was found on Acton’s premises - all were found guilty.
1820 Jul 24: His death sentence commuted (Reel 6070; 4/7020 p.2)
1820 Jul 27: On list of prisoners transported to Newcastle per “Princess Charlotte” (Reel 6007; 4/3502 p.146)
1823 Sep 15: On list of convicts removed from Newcastle to Port Macquarie per “Mermaid” (Reel 6019; 4/3864 pp.418-9)
18223,24,25 Musters: Thomas and his wife and son were listed as living in Port Macaquarie.
1845: Thomas died aged 73 - death registered at St Lawrence’s Church of England, Sydney.
Sarah died in 1863 in Sydney aged 93.
Convict Changes History
D Wong on 31st March, 2018 made the following changes:
alias1: Ogle, Joseph (alias) (prev. Ogle, Joseph (Alias)), date of birth: 1777 (prev. 0000), date of death: 1845 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime