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Thomas Avery

Thomas Avery, one of 219 convicts transported on the Ocean, August 1815

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Thomas Avery
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1799
Occupation: Saddler
Date of Death: 1854
Age: 55 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 14 years

Crime: Breaking and entering and stealing
Convicted at: Bristol City Session of Peace Oyer and Terminer and Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: Ocean
Departure date: August, 1815
Arrival date: 30th January, 1816
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 220 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/2, Page Number 233 (118)
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

Denis Pember on 30th December, 2016 wrote:

Hampshire Chronicle Mon 10 Apr 1815 p.4…
At Bristol Assizes, James Whitly, alias Ray, and Thomas Avery, for breaking into the house of Ann Bowden, of St Philip and Jacob, and stealing sundry handkerchiefs, received sentence of Death but were reprieved.

Denis Pember on 30th December, 2016 wrote:

Thomas was a harness maker, place of trial, Bristol, date of trial, 1 Apr 1815, sentence 14 years, year of birth 1799, height 5 feet 4 and a quarter inches, complexion ruddy, hair brown, eyes, hazel.

Denis Pember on 30th December, 2016 wrote:

On 27th April 1823, Thomas married Mary Ann Crew.  Mary Ann was the daughter of Benjamin Crew (Came Free, 1803, “Bridgewater”) and Sarah Wood (Convict, 1803, “Glatton”). Thomas and Mary Ann had 6 children.

Denis Pember on 30th December, 2016 wrote:

Sainty & Johnson; 1828 Census of New South Wales:
Page 37…
[Ref A0803] Avery, Thomas, 28, ticket of leave, Ocean, 1816, 14 years, Protestant, sadler [sic] of Minto, 100 acres, 10 acres cleared, 5 horses, 9 horned cattle.
[Ref A0804] Avery, Mary Ann, 21 born in the colony.
[Ref A0805] Avery, Thomas Jr. 4 born in the colony.
[Ref A0806] Avery, Anna 3 born in the colony.
[Ref A0807] Avery, Sarah 2 born in the colony.
[Ref A0808] Avery, Robert 1 born in the colony.

Convict Changes History

Denis Pember on 30th December, 2016 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1799 (prev. 0000), date of death: 1854 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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