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Thomas Arnold, one of 180 convicts transported on the Sir Godfrey Webster, 04 August 1823
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
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life span was 56 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 7 years
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/5, Page Number 100
||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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Tony Beale on 12th December, 2020 wrote:
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71. THOMAS ARNOLD was indicted for stealing, on the 6th of February , 6 lbs. of soap, value 3 s. , the goods of Francis Morrish .
FRANCIS MORRISH . I am a tallow-chandler . On the 6th of February, about seven o’clock in the evening, I was down stairs, and heard a rustling in the shop - the servant called me up. I found the prisoner there; he was charged with stealing 5 or 6 lbs. of soap, which I found missing.
GEORGE HENRY BRAINE . I live opposite the prosecutor’s. On the evening of the 6th of February, I was at my parlour window, and saw the prisoner and another walking up and down the door. The prisoner went in and took up two or three bars of soap, and ran towards Baker-street - the other followed. I ran out, and saw them both returning without the soap; they passed the shop again two or three times, and the prisoner was going in again. I ran over and secured him. The soap was not found. I am sure of his person; there was a strong light in the shop - he said nothing.
Prisoner’s Defence. Why did he not take me with it.
GUILTY . Aged 18.
Transported for Seven Years
Convict Changes History
Tony Beale on 12th December, 2020 made the following changes:
date of birth: 1805 (prev. 0000), gender: m, crime