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Thomas Barber

Thomas Barber, one of 305 convicts transported on the Maitland, 19 March 1840

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Thomas Barber
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1805
Occupation: Labourer
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 53 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 10 years

Crime: Stealing fowls
Convicted at: Lincoln Assizes
Sentence term: 10 years
Ship: Maitland
Departure date: 19th March, 1840
Arrival date: 14th July, 1840
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 305 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/12, Page Number 166
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 1st October, 2018 wrote:

23/8/1839 Lincolnshire Chronicle Lincolnshire, England:
A memorial has been presented at the Home Office by Col. Sibthorp, in favor of Thomas Barber, who was transported for 10 years the late assizes, for fowl-stealing.

Conveyed to the Ganymede Hulk at Woolwich on 27 July 1839

Thomas Barber was 35 years old on arrival - Native Place: Lincolnshire.

Thomas was literate, Catholic, married with 3 male and 3 female children, 5’8¾” tall, pale complexion, brown mixed with grey hair, grey eyes, Nose large, small dark mole on left jaw, heart pierced with two darts bleeding, and mermaid inside lower right arm, sloop, T, and another blue mark on lower left arm, blue ring on third finger of right hand, B back of left wrist, T H B, four dots, M L back of left hand, ring on third finger of same.

1846: TOL Windsor
23/2/1850: COF

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 1st October, 2018 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1805 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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