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Thomas Bonnick

Thomas Bonnick, one of 228 convicts transported on the Marquis of Huntley, 05 April 1830

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Thomas Bonnick
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1812
Occupation: Blacksmith
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 54 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Simple larceny
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Marquis of Huntley
Departure date: 5th April, 1830
Arrival date: 21st August, 1830
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 228 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/7, Page Number 318
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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D Wong on 5th September, 2015 wrote:

Old Bailey:

JAMES DAVIS, THOMAS BONNICK, Theft > simple larceny, 16th July 1829.

Offence: Theft > simple larceny
Verdict: Guilty; Guilty
Punishment: Transportation

JAMES DAVIS and THOMAS BONNICK were indicted for stealing, on the 17th of June , 1 gown, value 5s.; 2 gown bodies, value 3s.; 1 slip, value 10s.; 3 caps, value 7s.; 3 handkerchiefs, value 8s.; 2 pairs of drawers, value 5s., and 4 shifts, value 1l. , the goods of Isaac Corrie .

GEORGE CHAMBERS . I am an officer. On the 17th of June, about six o’clock in the evening, I met the two prisoners near Hornsey-wood, in a field - Bonnick had a bag; they were in company - I stopped them, and asked what they had in the bag; Davis said Nothing; Bonnick said, “Some dirty linen:” I asked where they got it- they said from their aunt’s, at Winchmore-hill, and they were going to take it to their aunt’s, in Gray’s Inn-lane: I said, “Perhaps you are going to take it to your uncle’s.” I took it, and found these articles in it, quite wet -I said, “You have stolen these from some washerwoman’s line;” they said No; I handcuffed and took them to the cage - I found they had been taken about a mile from where I met them; they had been in company together some time.
FENSON HORTON . I am carrier to Mr. Isaac Corrie . I was taking the bag of linen on the 17th of June; I stopped at theQueen’s Head , and left the bundle in the cart - I cannot say exactly what time of the day it was; I did not miss the bundle.
LUCY BOWLES . I am servant to Mr. Isaac Corrie . On the 17th of June I sent a parcel of linen down to the country house, by Horton - these are the articles; they are Mr. Corrie’s.
Davis’ Defence. I came from North-street, Battlebridge, to get some work; I was returning, and saw this lad - I was not a minute with him.
Bonnick’s Defence. I was going to my mother’s; a gentleman asked me to carry this bundle to the Sluice-house, and said he would give me 2s.

DAVIS - GUILTY . Aged 15.
Transported for Seven Years

9/8/1832: Sydney Gazette:
Thomas Bonnick, Blacksmith, assigned to Daniel McGuigg, Windsor.

20/8/1838: COF.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 5th September, 2015 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1812 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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