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Thomas Batts

Thomas Batts, one of 220 convicts transported on the Lord Eldon, April 1817

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Thomas Batts
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1792
Occupation: -
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 61 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: House breaking
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Lord Eldon
Departure date: April, 1817
Arrival date: 30th September, 1817
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 219 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/2, Page Number 329 (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

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:

Theft: burglary.
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.


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

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