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Thomas Allsop

Thomas Allsop, one of 400 convicts transported on the Moffatt, 04 January 1834

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Thomas Allsop
Aliases: Alsop
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1813
Occupation: Bricklayer
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 58 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Sheep-stealing
Convicted at: Stafford Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Moffatt
Departure date: 4th January, 1834
Arrival date: 9th May, 1834
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 399 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/9, Page Number 270. Tasmanian Archives - convicts http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON31-1-2,174,109,L,80
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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Carol Axton-Thompson on 15th September, 2013 wrote:

Thomas Allsop was convicted at Stafford on 23/07/1833 for sheep stealing.(Tried with Thomas & Wm Dexter but they were acquitted.) Imprisoned before and known to be of bad character. Life sentence. Transported to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) on the ‘Moffatt’, arriving 09/05/1834.
Hulk Report: orderly
Surgeon’s Report: behaved well

Single man; 21yrs; b. abt 1812 Burton upon Trent; stout made; lt grey eyes; bricker’s labourer.

Assignments in Colony.  Several records of misconduct & punishments (see above link)

(N.B. There was another Thomas Allsop convicted, in Tasmania.)

Carol Axton-Thompson on 7th December, 2014 wrote:

Thomas Allsop received a full pardon after 17 years. Married, had children and worked as a fish hawker.

Convict Changes History

Carol Axton-Thompson on 15th September, 2013 made the following changes:

source, gender, crime

Carol Axton-Thompson on 7th December, 2014 made the following changes:

alias1: Alsop

Carol Axton-Thompson on 7th December, 2014 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1813 (prev. 0000)

Carol Axton-Thompson on 7th December, 2014 made the following changes:


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