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Thomas Broomhall

Thomas Broomhall, one of 224 convicts transported on the Strathfieldsay, 22 July 1831

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Thomas Broomhall
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1805
Occupation: Shoemaker
Date of Death: 6th December, 1877
Age: 72 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 58 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Burglary
Convicted at: Chester City Pleas of Crownmote
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Strathfieldsay
Departure date: 22nd July, 1831
Arrival date: 15th November, 1831
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 223 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/8, Page Number 160
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

D Wong on 9th December, 2017 wrote:

19/11/1830 Chester Chronicle Cheshire, England:
DARING THIEVES. - Thomas Broomhall, (a fellow who has recently completed his term of transportation, and who was acquitted on a charge of felony at the last sessions) William Dickenson, and William Usherwood, were charged with forcibly entering he shop of Mr Henshall, flour dealer, in Boughton, last night, and stealing thereout 14s.
William Dickenson was on board the ‘Elizabeth 1832’ (Listed as Dickinson) along with William Usherwood.

Thomas Broomhall was listed as 19 years old on arrival, he was 5’2” tall, pale complexion, dark brown hair, light grey eyes, stout made, scar back of left hand. **At his death he was listed as born 1805.

4/12/1839: TOL
8/12/1842: CP

22/5/1852: Steerage passenger, Launceston to Melbourne per ‘Ariel’.

6/12/1877: Thomas died at the Brickfields Pauper Establishment, of Morbus Cordis, aged 72.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 9th December, 2017 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1805 (prev. 0000), date of death: 6th December, 1877 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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