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Thomas Brown

Thomas Brown, one of 350 convicts transported on the Coromandel, 25 June 1838

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Thomas Brown
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1798
Occupation: Miller
Date of Death: 1873
Age: 75 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 53 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 15 years

Crime: Horse theft
Convicted at: Essex Quarter Session
Sentence term: 15 years
Ship: Coromandel
Departure date: 25th June, 1838
Arrival date: 26th October, 1838
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 349 other convicts

References

Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/11, Page Number 284
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

Betty Abbott on 28th January, 2014 wrote:

Married Mary Maria Bullock in Hobart 23 Sept. 1844.

D Wong on 28th January, 2014 wrote:

Note: 4 Thomas Browns on this voyage.

Thomas was 30 years old on arrival.  He was slightly pockpitted, little finger of right hand crooked, black hair, hazel eyes, 5’6 1/2” tall, sallow complexion.
Thomas was either single or married with 5 children, both are stated.  Native place was Belfont.

20/5/1845: TOL
4/7/1848: CP

Thomas and Mary had 8 children and are buried at Cornelian Bay, Methodist section. Headstone is unreadable, so could’t get the date of death.

Betty Abbott on 10th April, 2014 wrote:

Convict No.2907, Tasmanian Archives Records

Betty Abbott on 10th April, 2014 wrote:

Thomas Brown tried and convicted of horse stealing at Chelmsford, Essex, Nov. 1837 and transported on the Coromandel 1838 arrived in Tasmania 1n 1839. His record at the Archives of Tasmania is No. 2907.

Betty Abbott on 10th April, 2014 wrote:

Thomas Brown and Mary Maria Bullock were the parents of 12 children born in Tasmania.

They were the grandparents of Walter Ernest Brown VC.

Betty Abbott on 1st June, 2014 wrote:

Chelmsford Chronicle, Essex, 8th December 1837.
From the Confession of Wicker and his Associates.
Robert Wicker stated “Brown’s house be situated in a street, near The Toll Gate, Mile-end Road, on the right hand side.”

Betty Abbott on 9th January, 2015 wrote:

The Thomas Brown tried with horse stealing in 1837 at Essex Quarter Sessions was aged 40. His native place was London.  Further research shows his home was in Mile End Road, near the Toll Gate.
Ref: Confession of Wicker & Associates, Chelmsford Chronicle, Essex, 8/12/1837.

Convict Changes History

Betty Abbott on 27th January, 2014 made the following changes:

occupation, crime

D Wong on 28th January, 2014 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1808 (prev. 0000), gender: m

Betty Abbott on 10th April, 2014 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1798 (prev. 1808)

Betty Abbott on 10th April, 2014 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1798 (prev. 1808), date of death: 1973 (prev. 0000)

D Wong on 10th April, 2014 made the following changes:

date of death: 1873 (prev. 1973)

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