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Thomas Addison

Thomas Addison, one of 200 convicts transported on the Ann, August 1809

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Thomas Addison
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1776
Occupation: Labourer
Date of Death: 1828
Age: 52 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 51 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Grand larceny
Convicted at: London Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Ann or Anne
Departure date: August, 1809
Arrival date: 27th February, 1810
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 199 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/1, Page Number 426
Source description: 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 12th July, 2014 wrote:

THOMAS ADDISON was indicted for feloniously stealing on the 27th of December , eighty six pair of boot legs, value 15 l. the property of Stephen Curtis and Hannah Thompson , widow .
The case was stated by Mr. Knapp.
STEPHEN CURTIS . - Mr. Knapp. What are you. - A. I am a leather factor , I reside in Well-street, Cripplegate .
Q. Who is your partner. - A. Hannah Thompson , she is a widow. The prisoner at the bar had been in my service about three years; he left my service about June last.
ELIZABETH ROBERTS . - Mr. Knapp, Where do you live. - A. At Angel-street, St. Martin’s-le Grand, No. 30.
Q. Did the prisoner lodge with you at the time the officer came and found these things. - A. Yes, he lodged in the front room, two pair of stairs. I shewed that room to the officer; I saw the pocket book taken out of the box; that box belongs to me, he had the use of it.

Prisoner’s Defence. I never was accused of any thing being missed while I was in his service; had it been missed while I was in his service he would have accused me of it; he never did.
GUILTY , aged 36.
Transported for Seven Years .

Colonial Secretary:
ADDISON, Thomas. Per “Anne”, 1810; settler at Patterson’s Plains
1813 Jul 21: On list of prisoners to be sent to Newcastle per “Estramina”.
1822 Aug 6: Enquiry to Major Morisset re details of sentence to Newcastle of; listed as per “Admiral Gambier”

1823 Feb 18: On return of land cleared and other improvements made by settlers on Hunter’s River and Patterson’s River.

1823 c.Jun: On account of maize due from settlers on banks of Hunters River to the Government at Newcastle, from 1 Apr 1822 to 31 May 1823

1824 Mar 5: Convict assigned to in the Counties of Northumberland and Durham.
1825 Jun Re punishment of William Hudson, his Government servant, at Newcastle (Reel 6023; 4/1718 p.207)
1825 Jul 26: Application for pass for his servant Samuel Whitney.

In 1813 was sentenced to three years at the penal settlement at Newcastle by the magistrate at Windsor as punishment for a colonial offence.

About 1818 Thomas Addison received permission to settle at Patersons Plains and took up a block on the eastern bank of the river. By 1822 he had cleared 10 of his 30 acres and was running 22 pigs. Dangar’s survey in 1823 indicated however that Addison’s farm was more modest, consisting of only 11 acres of which five had been cleared and on which stood a hut, pig sty and yard with a total value of £3. According to Dangar, all of Addison’s land was ‘inundated’.

He had 2 convict assignees, William Hudson per ‘Shipley’ and Samuel Whitney.

Addison died in July 1828 aged 52 and did not receive title to his land. No marriage found.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 12th July, 2014 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1776 (prev. 0000), date of death: 1828 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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