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Thomas Barker, one of 270 convicts transported on the Bengal Merchant, 27 September 1834
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
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life span was 61 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to Life
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/9, Page Number 434
||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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Anonymous on 7th July, 2011 wrote:
CASE SUMMARY.ALL RECORDS REFER TO HIM AS BARKER ALIAS PARKER. ON TRIAL WITH DAVID GOODALL AND JOSEPH GOOAALL ,FOR ASSAULTING T.BOOTH AND STEALING FROM HIM THE SUM 2 POUND TEN SHILLINGS.
THEY WERE TRIED TOGETHER AT CHESTER ASSIZES ON 29TH MARCH 1834, SENTENCED TO DEATH, COMMUTED TO TRANSPORTATION FOR LIFE. THEY ALL ARRIVED IN AUSTRALIA ON SHIP BENGAL MERCHANT, 30TH JANUARY,
THOMAS BARKLER WAS A TAILOR IN PARRAMATTA.BORN C1812.
HIS DEATH CERTIFICATE STATED HIS PARENTS WERE WILLIAM AND ANN. THOMAS WAS BORN IN 1812 IN MANCHESTER.
HE MARRIED TERESA CAREY ON 27.11.1843 AT ST,PATRICKS CHURCH AT PARRAMATTA.
HIS CHILDREN ARE AS FOLLOWS.
THOMAS BARKER BORN 27.5.1845
FRANCIS BARKER BORN 9.6.1847
WILLIAM BARKER BORN 4.6.1849
CHARLES BARKER BORN 1.7.1851
JOSEPH BARKER BORN 11.3.1853
JOSEPH BARKER BORN 20.11.54 DIED 23.9.1919
MARY ANN BORN BORN 24.1.1857 DIED 1928
JOHN BARKER BORN 30.11.1858 DIED 1908
TERESA BARKER BORN 7.10.1860 DIED 1914
JAMES PATRICK BARKER BORN 8.4.1862
ELLENA OR HELEN BARKER BORN 1866 DIED 1908
THOMAS BARKER WAS MY GGGRANDFATHER.
D Wong on 10th March, 2014 wrote:
Thomas Barker is also an ancestor of former Prime Minister John Howard:
Mr Howard is descended from convicts through both his father and mother’s lines.
His father Lyall Howard’s maternal great-great-grandfather William Tooley was convicted of complicity in the theft of a tortoiseshell watch and transported for life on the Fanny in 1816.
Mr Howard’s mother’s maternal ancestry also began in Australia through a convict forebear – Thomas Barker was transported for life after being convicted of two counts of robbery, arriving on the Bengal Merchant in 1835.
Convict Changes History
D Wong on 22nd February, 2014 made the following changes:
alias1: Parker (alias) (prev. Parker (Alias)), date of birth: 1812 (prev. 0000), date of death: 1890 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime