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Thomas Armstrong

Thomas Armstrong, one of 224 convicts transported on the Isabella, 22 November 1831

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Thomas Armstrong
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1809
Occupation: Miner
Date of Death: 22nd February, 1841
Age: 32 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 54 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Robbery
Convicted at: Durham and Sadberge Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Isabella
Departure date: 22nd November, 1831
Arrival date: 15th March, 1832
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 225 other convicts

References

Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/8, Page Number 235 (120)
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

Anonymous on 9th July, 2012 wrote:

Miner assigned to Australian Agricultural Company in 1832.
December 1835: Charged with robbing Sarah Sharrod at Newcastle.  Disharged from Court.
February 1836: Charged with drunkenness and disorderly conduct at Newcastle.  Arrested by Constable Rouse and sentenced to 50 lashes.

10/6/1840: TOL Newcastle
23/2/1844: Died Fullerton Cove - Register Book of Christ Church Cathedral, Newcastle Blurials page 13.

Pamela Siegel on 15th August, 2019 wrote:

ToL year 1840 was cancelled 6 November 1841. Reference to ToL 40/1345 John Smith. ‘Cancelled per Govs minutes dated 6 November 1841 upon letter from Newcastle dated 28 October 1841 and Reg 41/11354. Smith having been found guilty of drunkenness - he is to be placed in the Probationary Gael. Ticket destroyed.’

Pamela Siegel on 15th August, 2019 wrote:

Date of death query - possible records

1) New South Wales, Australia, Convict Death Register, 1826-1879 - Name Thomas Armstrong, Vessel Isabella, Age not stated, Parish Newcastle, Date of burial 22 Feb 1844, Remarks J L

2) New South Wales, Australia, Registers of Coroners’ Inquests, 1821-1937 - No 2457. Place Newcastle.
Date 26 February 1844 (year taken from previous page). Name Thomas Armstrong. H Brummel (unreadable?). 28 Feb 1844. Cause of death Natural causes.

Query on date of 26th, hard to read, could be 21st?. The register does not have column headings therefore I assume the first date is dod and second date is the inquest date!

Convict Changes History

Anonymous on 9th July, 2012 made the following changes:

date of death 1841-02-22, gender m

Pamela Siegel on 15th August, 2019 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1809 (prev. 0000), crime

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