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Thomas Bray

Thomas Bray, one of 280 convicts transported on the Norfolk, 27 October 1836

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Thomas Bray
Aliases: None
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1816
Occupation: Farmer
Date of Death: 17th October, 1894
Age: 78 years

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 Life

Crime: Breaking and entering and stealing
Convicted at: Lincoln Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Norfolk
Departure date: 27th October, 1836
Arrival date: 12th February, 1837
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 279 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/10, Page Number 396
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

Gail D Bray on 3rd August, 2020 wrote:

Thomas married Johanna O’Rourke 31 Dec.1850 in St Mary’s Roman Catholic Church Pambula NSW. The had 10 children.
Johanna was born in Kerry Ireland in 1829 and died in 1904 cause of death Paralysis of breathing while under Chloroform for extraction of teeth. BDM 1904/000701

Convict Changes History

Gail D Bray on 3rd August, 2020 made the following changes:

alias1: None, date of birth: 1816 (prev. 0000), date of death: 17th October, 1894 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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