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Thomas Bates

Thomas Bates, one of 210 convicts transported on the Lady East, 04 November 1824

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Thomas Bates
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1803
Occupation: Labourer
Date of Death: 13th December, 1825
Age: 22 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 Life

Crime: Burglary
Convicted at: Chester Session of Pleas
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Lady East
Departure date: 4th November, 1824
Arrival date: 9th April, 1825
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 211 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/5, Page Number 209 (106)
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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Penny-Lyn Beale on 13th May, 2021 wrote:

1826 - New South Wales and Tasmania, Australia Convict Musters, Tasmania. 1826
No; 800
Name; Thomas Bates
Ship arrived by; Lady East
To whom assigned/Occupation; DROWNED; 13 Dec 1825. Whilst bathing in the River Jordan

D Wong on 13th May, 2021 wrote:

Morning Chronicle London, England
17 Apr 1824
GEO. WOOLLEY and THOS. BATES were charged with having burglariously entered the house of Wm. Sotheran, of Weaverham, on the night of the 5th of December, and stolen therefrom a sovereign, a guinea, fifty shillings in silver, and 5l. in copper.

George Woolley was also onboard.

Thomas Bates was listed as 21 years old on arrival.

Place of Birth: Shopforth, Cheshire. 

Father at native place.

Thomas was single, 5’3” tall, brown hair, dark grey eyes, Peacock & Cock on breast JB AB MB EB AB man woman Moon & Stars HB SB right arm true on right arm love on left arm hearts & darts left arm.

Penny-Lyn Beale on 1st July, 2021 wrote:

Burials in the Parish of St Johns Launceston in the Year 1825
Name;  Thomas Bates
When Died; 1825,  3 Dec
When Buried; 1825, 8 Dec
Age;  23 yeas
Ship’s Name; Lady East - DROWNED
Quality or profession.  Convict -
By Whom Ceremony was preformed; Wm Bedford

Convict Changes History

Penny-Lyn Beale on 13th May, 2021 made the following changes:

date of death: 13th December, 1825 (prev. 0000), gender: m

D Wong on 13th May, 2021 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1803 (prev. 0000), occupation, crime

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