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Thomas Burnford

Thomas Burnford, one of 180 convicts transported on the Almorah, April 1817

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Thomas Burnford
Aliases: Bamford
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1791
Occupation: Tailor
Date of Death: 26th May, 1820
Age: 29 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 54 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: -
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Almorah
Departure date: April, 1817
Arrival date: 29th August, 1817
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 182 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/2, Page Number 341 (172). Tasmanian Archives - Convicts (Conduct record p. 116)
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

Carol Axton-Thompson on 2nd October, 2012 wrote:

Thomas was transferred to van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) per ‘Pilot’, arriving 1 Jan 1817. Convict no. 9291.

Colonial offences:
06/01/1818: Absent from Muster - work 1 week, in own time.
11/01/1819: Absent from Muster - work 1 week, in own time.

Died 26 May 1820 aged 29yrs. Burial ref: under registration of “Bamford” 398/1820-34 Hobart district 28 May 1820.

Penny-Lyn Beale on 22nd July, 2021 wrote:

Alphabetical Registers of Male Convicts. (CON23)
No; 72
Name; Thomas Burnford or Bamford
Height; 5 Ft 4 1/2 in
Hair; Dk Brown
Eyes; Brown
Age; 26 [1791]
Trade; Tailor
Trial; London - 1816 - Life
Ship; Almorah 1817 - Pilot
Native Place; Middlesex
Remarks; DIED 26 May 1820

Convict Changes History

Carol Axton-Thompson on 2nd October, 2012 made the following changes:

source, alias1, date of death 26th May, 1820, gender

Penny-Lyn Beale on 22nd July, 2021 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1791 (prev. 0000), occupation

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