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Thomas Ayres

Thomas Ayres, one of 294 convicts transported on the Blenheim, 23 March 1850

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Thomas Ayres
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1838
Occupation: Farm labourer
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 7 years

Crime: House breaking
Convicted at: Oxford. Oxford Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Blenheim
Departure date: 23rd March, 1850
Arrival date: 24th July, 1850
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land and Norfolk Island
Passenger manifest Travelled with 306 other convicts

References

Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 92, Class and Piece Number HO11/16, Page Number 291 (102). Tasmanian Archives - convict records.
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

Nell Murphy on 2nd September, 2018 wrote:

Thomas AYRES was convicted at Oxford, England on 18 Oct 1847 for house breaking and stealing money. Previous conviction for stealing sheep. Gaol Report: “character good, can be well recommended”. 7 day transportation sentence. Sent to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) per the ship ‘Blenheim’ arriving there 24 July 1850.

Aged 22yrs; single man; farm labourer, can plough; Church of England; 5’3” height; not literate; sallow complexion; brown hair; Hazel eyes.
Native place of birth: nr Bedford, England. (ref. Convict record)
Brothers: William, Robert, Henry & James (ref. Convict Indent record)
Sisters: Matilda, Ellen & Charlotte

VDL:
Stationed at Prison Barracks, Hobart.
6 Sept 1852: Ticket of Leave granted.
6 Sept 1852: at Hobart, being in a Public House and not at Divine Service. 7 days solitary confinement.
12 May 1854: Absent from work and carrying a gun. Admonished.
9 March 1844: Free Certificate issued.

Nell Murphy on 2nd September, 2018 wrote:

Application for Permission to Marry:
15 March 1853: Thomas AYRES per Blenheim to Anne SHEA per Duke of Cornwall.  Approved.

Marriage:
23 May 1853:  Thomas AYRES, aged 22 yrs, sawyer, bachelor to Anne SHEA, aged 24 yrs. At the school room, Kingston, Kingborough district, VDL according to the rites of the Church of England and Ireland. (ref. 37/1/12 no. 915)

CHILDREN:
11 Nov 1853: male & female children (twins) AYRES born at Hobart district.
Father - Thomas AYRES, sawyer, Browns River.
Mother - Ann AYRES (formerly Shay, properly Shea)

10 Feb 1858: James AYRES born at Kingston.  Father - Thomas AYRES, sawyer, Brown River.
Mother - Ann AYRES (formerly Stracey, properly Shea)

10 Sept 1859: female child AYRES born at Kingston.
Father - Thomas AYRES, sawyer.
Mother - Ann AYRES (formerly SHAAY, properly Shea)

5 Oct 1862: male child AYRES born at Kingston.
Father - Thomas AYRES, sawyer.
Mother - Ann AYRES (formerly SHAAY, properly Shea)
Child named John AYRES died, aged 6mths, on 18 March 1863, at Kingston, infant child of Thomas & Ann AYRES. Cause - convulsions.

8 Feb 1864: female child AYRES born at Kingston. Father - Thomas AYRES, sawyer, Kingston.
Mother - Ann AYRES (formerly Shaay, properly Shea)

28 Feb 1867: male child AYRES born at Kingston.
Father - Thomas AYRES, labourer.
Mother - Ann AYRES (formerly Shaay, properly Shea)

Convict Changes History

Nell Murphy on 2nd September, 2018 made the following changes:

source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 92, Class and Piece Number HO11/16, Page Number 291 (102). Tasmanian Archives - convict records. (prev. Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 92, Class and Piece Number HO11/16, Page Num

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