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Thomas Brown

Thomas Brown, one of 294 convicts transported on the Blenheim, 23 March 1850

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Thomas Brown
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1829
Occupation: Labourer
Date of Death: 17th June, 1915
Age: 86 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 56 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Embezzlement
Convicted at: Oxford. Assizes at Oxford
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Blenheim
Departure date: 23rd March, 1850
Arrival date: 24th July, 1850
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land and Norfolk Island
Passenger manifest Travelled with 306 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 92, Class and Piece Number HO11/16, Page Number 202
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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D Wong on 26th April, 2016 wrote:

26/2/1848: Jackson’s Oxford Journal:
On a list of those to be tried at the Lent Assizes in Oxford:
‘Thomas Brown, charged with having embezzled and destroyed several post letters, at Tetsworth, the property of her Majesty’s Postmaster-General; and Edward Jones, charged with having counselled the said Thomas Brown to commit the above felony, and afterwards receiving from the said Thomas Brown divers monies, knowing the same to have been stolen.’
“I was a letter carrier”.

Thomas was born at Ilsworth, Oxfordshire, C1829 and was listed as 20 years old on arrival, 5’6 ½” tall, single, could read and write, C of E, also listed as a labourer.

Thomas was the son of James Brown B1798 at Tetsworth, Oxfordshire (a Ag. labourer and formerly a horse keeper) and Ann Worton???
Brothers: James, Richard, Henry
Sisters: Elizabeth, Ann, Susan – all at native place.

22/6/1852: Married Ann Molloy (Earl Grey 1852) – they had at least 7 children:
Mary Ann 15/8/1852 – married William Vince.
James 11/9/1854
1 Son ?? 18/11/1856
William 4/4/1859
Elizabeth 3/1/1861 – died C1863
Elizabeth 9/1/1864
Catherine 9/9/1866
Henry 17/7/1871

17/6/1915: Thomas died at High Peak, Tasmania.
Ann Molloy/Brown died 17/10/1917, aged 86.

Dianne Price on 26th April, 2016 wrote:

The name of Thomas third child a son was Thomas

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 26th April, 2016 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1829 (prev. 0000), date of death: 17th June, 1915 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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