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Thomas Brewster

Thomas Brewster, one of 237 convicts transported on the Eden, 30 September 1848

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Thomas Brewster
Aliases: none
Gender: -

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1828
Occupation: Farmer
Date of Death: 1912
Age: 84 years

Life Span

Life span

Median life span was 61 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Simple larceny
Convicted at: Central Criminal Court
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Eden
Departure date: 30th September, 1848
Arrival date: 21st January, 1849
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land or Port Phillip
Passenger manifest Travelled with 236 other convicts

References

Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 92, Class and Piece Number HO11/15, Page Number 335 (169)
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

Tim Flynn on 9th May, 2013 wrote:

http://www.oldbaileyonline.org/browse.jsp?id=t18470201-624-punishment-147&div=t18470201-624#highlight

Tim Flynn on 9th May, 2013 wrote:

http://rajahsgranddaughter.blogspot.com.au/

Tim Flynn on 18th August, 2015 wrote:

It appears that Thomas was given a Ticket of Leave upon arrival in Australia, but was subsiquently convicted locally for theft.

He was sent to Norfolk Island for 18 months and had a very rough time as the place was under the command of John Giles Price who appears to have been a sadistic psychopath. See “Fatal Shore” for details about Price.

However, there was a happy ending, as it appears that upon his release from the Island, Thomas managed to stay out of strife, married, had a lot of kids and became a successful farmer according to his will.

Convict Changes History

Tim Flynn on 9th May, 2013 made the following changes:

date of birth 1828, date of death 1912

Tim Flynn on 9th May, 2013 made the following changes:

crime

Tim Flynn on 18th August, 2015 made the following changes:

occupation

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