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Thomas Aston

Thomas Aston, one of 276 convicts transported on the Asia, 25 April 1840

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Thomas Aston
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1824
Occupation: Gunsmith
Date of Death: 24th March, 1851
Age: 27 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 59 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 10 years

Crime: Riotous conduct & felony
Convicted at: Warwick Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 10 years
Ship: Asia 1
Departure date: 25th April, 1840
Arrival date: 6th August, 1840
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 275 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/12, Page Number 192
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 12th February, 2013 wrote:

Thomas Aston was 16 years old ant the time of his arrest, along with three others for “demolishing a house by force” in the Birmingham riots of 1839.  His occupation was a Gunsmith’s Labourer.

Surgeons report: Quiet and very orderly.

22/1/1844: 2nd Class Probation Pass Holder.

7/3/1846: TOL

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 12th February, 2013 made the following changes:

date of birth 1824, date of death 24th March, 1851, gender, occupation, crime

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