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Thomas Boss

Thomas Boss, one of 200 convicts transported on the Asia, 13 August 1827

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Thomas Boss
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

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

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 60 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Horse theft
Convicted at: Suffolk Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Asia 1
Departure date: 13th August, 1827
Arrival date: 7th December, 1827
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 199 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/6, Page Number 255 (129)
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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Anonymous on 12th June, 2012 wrote:

Thomas was tried at Suffolk 31 Mar 1827 for horse stealing - Life Sentence. Taken at Yarmouth.Gaol report good. Brother Moses with him and also on the same ship. Arrived Van Diemen’s Land 7 Dec 1827. Single. Protestant. (Brother’s record states his father, mother, brothers and sisters at home in Allington, Lincolshire.)
Several assignments, misconduct and disorderly. Suffered further imprisonment, hard labour and lashings.
Pardoned 15 Aug 1843.
Ref: Tasmanian Archives http://portal.archives.tas.gov.au/menu.aspx?detail=1&type=C&id=5989
(His brother Moses was killed 1831.)

Anonymous on 12th June, 2012 wrote:

Old spelling of name is "BOFS" - now "BOSS".

Convict Changes History

Anonymous on 12th June, 2012 made the following changes:

gender m

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