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Thomas Beams, one of 338 convicts transported on the Coromandel and Experiment, November 1803
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
|Date of Birth:
||1st June, 1784
|Date of Death:
life span was 57 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 7 years
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/1, Page Number 356
||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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Sue Williams on 30th January, 2014 wrote:
Thomas remained in Sydney until 1817. At the beginning of that year, along with his wife Martha and their 5 children, he arrived at Port Dalrymple, Van Diemen’s Land, Tasmania. He eventually settled on a grant of land at Hapsden. The family property known as Beam’s Hollow (2004) is on the old road to Hapsden and still bears the name of Beams. Thomas died at his home Beam’s Ford.
D Wong on 31st January, 2014 wrote:
Thomas was transported with his brother Robert.
BEAMS, Thomas. Per “Coromandel”, 1804
1810 Jun 9 Granted a certificate of freedom; appears as Bemas (Reel 6038; SZ758 p.52)
1811 Oct 12:Appointed Constable in Sydney (Reel 6038; SZ758 p.241)
Thomas married Martha Gregory (Sydney Cove 1807).
Thomas was a Constable in VDL and also a farmer.
18/12/1828: Thomas was buried at St John’s Church in Launceston.
Convict Changes History
Sue Williams on 30th January, 2014 made the following changes:
date of birth: June, 1784 (prev. 0000), gender: m, crime
D Wong on 31st January, 2014 made the following changes:
date of birth: 1st June, 1784 (prev. June, 1784), date of death: 1828 (prev. 0000)