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Thomas Appleby

Thomas Appleby, one of 200 convicts transported on the Tottenham, January 1818

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Thomas Appleby
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1798
Occupation: Waterman
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 61 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Highway robbery
Convicted at: Northampton Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Tottenham
Departure date: January, 1818
Arrival date: 14th October, 1818
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 200 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/3, Page Number 6
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

D Wong on 15th April, 2016 wrote:

3/5/1817 Northampton Mercury Northamptonshire, England:

William Thompson and Thomas Appleby, charged with assaulting, and robbing of about 3s. silver halfpence the King’s highway.

Thomas was 20 years old and his native place was Coventry.
He was 5’7 ½: tall, ruddy complexion, dark flaxen hair, hazel eyes.

1822: Assigned to J Davison, Windsor
1823-25: Assigned to Mr Chaseling, Wilberforce
1828 in iron gang 6 on the Windsor Road
1832-33 a shepherd employed by John Eales
1836/37 assigned to John Eales, Maitland

1839: TOL Maitland Bench
26/6/1839: TOL Passport – allowed to proceed to Liverpool Plains in the service of Mr. John Eales for 12 months.
Ditto on 25/7/1840, 8/3/1842, 28/4/1843, 26/9/1844 and 18/10/1847.

15/2/1849: CP

No marriage or children found on the NSW BDM – there is a death listed of a Thomas Appleby who died 1878 aged 84 at Windsor.

There was also another Thomas Appleby who arrived per “Surrey 1836” he died 5/8/1901 at Bermagui, NSW.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 15th April, 2016 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1798 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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