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Thomas Alford

Thomas Alford, one of 156 convicts transported on the Arab, 03 July 1822

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Thomas Alford
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: -
Occupation: Stable boy
Date of Death: -
Age: -

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 Life

Crime: Theft~housebreaking
Convicted at: Wilts. Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Arab
Departure date: 3rd July, 1822
Arrival date: 6th November, 1822
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 155 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/4, Page Number 185 (93)
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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Community Contributions

Maureen Withey on 16th April, 2019 wrote:

Committed to Fisherton Gaol, Wm. Pearce, Thomas Alford, John Franklin, of Devizes, labourers, charged with having, in the day time the ? instant, broken into the house of Jerome Woodruff at Bishops Cannings, (a person being therein), and stolen therefrom one guinea and half sovereign in gold, about £7 in silver, and a gold ring and two silver rings.
Salisbury and Winchester Journal, 25 Feb 1822

Salisbury. The following prisoners were tried and sentenced as under: Death – ... Wm . Pearce, Thos. Alford, and John Franklyn, for robbing the house of Jeremiah Woodroff, All Cannings,... (All the above prisoners, nineteen in number, have been reprieved.)
Salisbury and Winchester Journal, 18 Mar 1822

Maureen Withey on 12th July, 2019 wrote:

Hulk Report, National Archives, HO9-9-3. p.1
Received on hulk from Fisherton Gaol, 1 May 1822, with 13 other prisoners.

Thos. Alford, age 17, convicted for a felony at New Sarum, 9 Mar 1822, sentenced to Life. left hulk 29 Jun 1822 for NSW.

Convict Changes History

Kerry Halliburton Cook on 17th December, 2013 made the following changes:

gender, occupation, crime

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