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Thomas Bowers

Thomas Bowers, one of 214 convicts transported on the Waterloo, 11 March 1833

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Thomas Bowers
Aliases: none
Gender: -

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1803
Occupation: Brickmaker
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Median life span was 58 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Street robbery
Convicted at: York. West Riding Quarter Session
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Waterloo
Departure date: 11th March, 1833
Arrival date: 3rd August, 1833
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 215 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/9, Page Number 31 (17)
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

B Wsilson on 13th January, 2014 wrote:

Thomas Bowers was assigned to Alexander McLeod upon his arrival in New South Wales.
Convict Indents provide the following description. Can read and write. Religion: Protestant.  Single. Native Place: Nottinghamshire.  Occupation: Brickmaker’s labourer. He had a former conviction which had resulted in a sentence of 12 months.
Physical Description:  Dark sallow complexion,  Light brown hair, Chesnut eyes. Dark red whiskers. Woman back of lower left arm.
Source Information
Ancestry.com. New South Wales, Australia, Convict Indents, 1788-1842[database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011.

Thomas obtained a Ticket of Leave in 1833 and Ticket of Leave Passports on 30 Oct 1837,  4 October 1938 and 8 October 1839. He was granted a Certificate of Freedom 9 Jan 1840.  Prisoner’s No. 33/1584
Ancestry.com. New South Wales, Australia, Certificates of Freedom, 1810-1814, 1827-1867 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2009.

Report in the Maitland Mercury
Friday, Novenber 12, 1852.
Enquiry having been made relative to the above named person, who arrived in this colony in 1833, in the ship Waterloo 3, and who is represented to have been residing at Maitland in the year 1840, any person who can afford in-formation respecting him is requested to have the goodness to communicate the same to the Colonial Secretary’s office.

Convict Changes History

B Wsilson on 13th January, 2014 made the following changes:

date of birth 1803, occupation, crime

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