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Thomas Brown

Thomas Brown, one of 180 convicts transported on the Ocean, August 1817

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Thomas Brown
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: -
Occupation: Tailor
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 57 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Pocket picking
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Ocean
Departure date: August, 1817
Arrival date: 1st January, 1818
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 180 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/2, Page Number 376
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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Maureen Withey on 5th March, 2021 wrote:

Old Bailey Proceedings Online (http://www.oldbaileyonline.org, version 8.0, 05 March 2021), February 1817, trial of THOMAS BROWN (t18170219-115).

THOMAS BROWN, Theft > pocketpicking, 19th February 1817.
478. THOMAS BROWN was indicted for stealing, on the 29th of January , one handkerchief, value 2s., the property of John Donne , from his person .
JOHN DONNE . I am a solicitor’s clerk , and live in Edward-street, Blackfriars-road. On the 29th of January, I was in Bedford-row , between eleven and twelve o’clock in the day. I felt something at my pocket, and put my hand down, and missed my handkerchief. I turned round, and found the prisoner and another person with him; the prisoner had the handkerchief in his hand - I charged him with it - He said nothing. Mr. Hammond came up and secured him; the other man ran away.
CHARLES HAMMOND . I am an oilman, and live in Brownlow-street. I was standing at my door, and saw Donne walking, and two men behind him, attempting his pocket. I followed them into Bedford-row, and saw the prisoner take the handkerchief out. I took him - He attempted to run away.
(Property produced and sworn to.)
GUILTY. Aged 52.
Transported for Life .
First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.


Tasmanian Records.
List of 28 male convicts embarked on board the ship Duke of Wellington for the Derwent in Van Diemen’s Land. 30th January 1818.
The men sent to VDL on this ship all had skilled trades.
Thos. Brown, per Ocean 3rd. Tried at Middlesex G.D. 19 Feb 1817, Life, Taylor.

Convict Changes History

Maureen Withey on 5th March, 2021 made the following changes:

gender: m, occupation, crime

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