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Thomas Bayley

Thomas Bayley, one of 190 convicts transported on the Asia, 01 April 1822

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Thomas Bayley
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1804
Occupation: -
Date of Death: 5th August, 1830
Age: 26 years

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 Life

Crime: -
Convicted at: Wilts. Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Asia 1
Departure date: 1st April, 1822
Arrival date: 24th July, 1822
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 190 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/4, Page Number 155 (79)
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

Maureen Withey on 16th April, 2019 wrote:

Thomas Bayley, James Jones and Ann Jones, for burglariously breaking into the house of Rebecca Harris, at Edington and stealing there from ? yards of muslin, 15 yards of linen and other articles;
Salisbury and Winchester Journal, 6 Aug 1821

Sentenced as follows: Death, Thomas Bayley, and John Barton (aged 11 or 14), for burglariously breaking into and robbing the shop of Rebecca Harris, at Edington, of numerous articles. … The first of the above prisoners (Thomas Bayley) was left for execution; the others reprieved.  Fourteen years years transportation. James Jones, for receiving goods stolen by the above Thos. Bayley.
Salisbury and Winchester Journal, 13 Aug 1821 and Bath Chronicle, 16 Aug 1821

At some point the death sentence was commuted to life.

Maureen Withey on 11th July, 2019 wrote:

Hulk Report, National Archives, HO9-9-2. p.54
Received on hulk from Fisherton Gaol, 25 Oct 1821, with 10 other prisoners.
Thomas Bayley (2), age 17, convicted at New Sarum 4 Aug 1821,for a felony, Life sentence. Left hulk for NSW 21 Mar 1822.

Penny-Lyn Beale on 17th July, 2020 wrote:

New South Wales, Australia, Colonial Secretary’s Papers, 1788-1856

Name: Thomas Bayley
Event Date: 15 Oct 1825
Arrival year: 1822
Vessel: Asia
Event Description: Convicted of cattle stealing and grand larceny; sentence of death commuted to transportation to Norfolk Island for life. On return of prisoners tried, convicted and sentenced by the Supreme Court; listed as Baley
Comments: Per “Asia”, 1822
Page: 19
New South Wales, Australia, Convict Death Register, 1826-1879
Ship; Asia 2
Age -  Not listed
Died - Norfolk Island
Date - 05/08/1830
Remarks:  Nil

Convict Changes History

Maureen Withey on 11th July, 2019 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1804 (prev. 0000), gender: m

Penny-Lyn Beale on 17th July, 2020 made the following changes:

date of death: 5th August, 1830 (prev. 0000)

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