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Thomas Ballantyne

Thomas Ballantyne, one of 297 convicts transported on the Bangalore, 01 January 1850

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Thomas Ballantyne
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1832
Occupation: Carter
Date of Death: -
Age: -

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 7 years

Crime: Assault with intent to rob with ano...
Convicted at: Scotland Perth Court of Justiciary
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Bangalore
Departure date: 1st January, 1850
Arrival date: 30th April, 1850
Place of arrival Moreton Bay
Passenger manifest Travelled with 301 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 92, Class and Piece Number HO11/16, Page Number 167 (85)
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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A. Follower on 9th December, 2019 wrote:

c1832: Stated aged 17, in 1849 Quarterly list in prisons and on hulks.

27-Apr-1847: Thomas Ballintine [Ballintyne], David Simpson and Alexander Reid tried for the crime of assault and robbery.  Tried at High Court, Perth.

Thomas Ballantine, Verdict: Guilty, Verdict Comments: Guilty - robbery, Sentence: Transportation - 7 years; Thomas Ballintine was listed as a waggoner of Lochgelly, Auchterderan, Fife.

David Simpson, Verdict: Guilty, Verdict Comments: Guilty - robbery, Sentence: Transportation - 7 years
Alexander Reid, Verdict: Guilty, Verdict Comments: Guilty - robbery, recommendation for leniency, Sentence: Imprisonment - 18 months. Note: Pannel to serve sentence in the general prison at Perth.

[National Records of Scotland, High Court of Justiciary processes, JC26/1847/78]

30-Sep-1849: Detained on the Prison Hulk, Stirling Castle, at Portsmouth.

[Great Britain Home Office & Australian Joint Copying Project & National Library of Australia & Library of New South Wales & Great Britain Public Record Office., “Quarterly list in prisons and on hulks, 1849, (File 99-101. AJCP Reel No: 5206)”, Stirling Castle Convict Hulk at Portsmouth, Page 37]

13-Sep-1853: John O’Loughlin, James Jewell, and Thomas Ballantyne were sentenced to 14 days imprisonment for absconding from the hired service of Mr M’Cormack.

[The Moreton Bay Courier (Brisbane, Qld. : 1846 - 1861), Page 2, Column 4]

30-May-1854: Certificate of Freedom No. 54/0049.

[NSW Archives: Certificates of Freedom, 1823-1869, [4/4416; Reel 1027] ]

25-Nov-1861: Central Police Court: Thomas Ballantyne, for drunkenness, was fined 5s., or in default 24 hours’ imprisonment.

[Courier (Brisbane, Qld. : 1861 - 1864), Page 2, Column 6]

Convict Changes History

A. Follower on 9th December, 2019 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1832 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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