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Thomas Batts, one of 220 convicts transported on the Lord Eldon, April 1817
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 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/2, Page Number 329 (166)
||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 September, 2011 wrote:
Thomas Batts was arrested along with "John Farthing" and "Robert Rawley" in Dec. 1815 for stealing a bolt of cloth. His other two partners in crime were transported on the Almorah.
D Wong on 29th July, 2018 wrote:
THOMAS BATTS, ROBERT RAWLEY, JOHN FARTHING.
10th January 1816
Verdict Guilty; Guilty; Guilty
Sentence Death; Death; Death
THOMAS BATTS, ROBERT RAWLEY,alias CONNOLY, and JOHN FARTHING, were indicted for burglariously breaking and entering the dwelling-house. of James Poole, at about the hour of six in the night time of the 15th of December, with intent to steal and burglariously stealing therein, four yards and a half of woolen cloth value 5l. his property.
BATTS, GUILTY - DEATH, aged 24.
RAWLEY, GUILTY - DEATH, aged 24.
FARTHING, GUILTY - DEATH, aged 24.
19/9/1818 Sydney Gazette:
Thomas Batts was found Guilty of having property in his possession knowing it to be stolen—seven years to Newcastle.
Colonial Secretary Papers:
BATTS, Thomas. Per “Lord Eldon”, 1817
1818 Oct 19: On list of prisoners to be sent to Newcastle per “Lady Nelson” (Reel 6006; 4/3499 p.107)
1819 Feb, Mar: On monthly return of prisoners punished at Newcastle (Reel 6023; 4/1718 pp.75-8)
1823 Sep 25: On list of convicts removed from Newcastle to Port Macquarie per “Lady Nelson” (Reel 6019; 4/3864 pp.428-9)
Convict Changes History
D Wong on 29th July, 2018 made the following changes:
date of birth: 1792 (prev. 0000), gender: m, crime