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Thomas Beams

Thomas Beams, one of 338 convicts transported on the Coromandel and Experiment, November 1803

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Thomas Beams
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1st June, 1784
Occupation: -
Date of Death: 1828
Age: 43 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 57 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Stealing a handkerchief
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Coromandel and Experiment
Departure date: November, 1803
Arrival date: 7th May, 1804
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 337 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/1, Page Number 356
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

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.

Colonian Secretary:
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)

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