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Thomas Campbell

Thomas Campbell, one of 189 convicts transported on the Duke of Portland, January 1807

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Thomas Campbell
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1791
Occupation: -
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 60 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Stealing
Convicted at: London Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Duke of Portland
Departure date: January, 1807
Arrival date: 27th July, 1807
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 194 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/1, Page Number 391 (195)
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

Denis Pember on 10th June, 2015 wrote:

Thomas Campbell (aged 15) and Margaret Ragan (aged 15) were each indicted for feloniously stealing a hat on the 18th May 1806.  It would appear that a group of children were playing “follow my leader” when Raglan came up and pulled one hat off and tried it on Campbell.  It did not fir so she gave it back and grabbed a hat from another of the children.  Fot that they were tried before the London Jury and Mr Justice Recorder, found guilty and each sentenced to 7 years transportation.
Old Bailey Transcripts; 18060521-29

Denis Pember on 10th June, 2015 wrote:

Thomas married Elizabeth Higgins, daughter of Robert Higgins (NSW Corps Corporal; Queen 1791) and Lydia Farrell (Convict; Pitt, 1792).  They started this relationship around 1816, when he was aged 25 and she was 19.
The couple had 6 children before Elizabeth died in 1827.

Denis Pember on 10th June, 2015 wrote:

1828 Census of New South Wales; [Ref - C0164].
Campbell Thomas, aged 35, FS, Duke of Portland 1807.  100 acres, 50 cleared and cultivated, 14 horses 22 horned cattle.
4 children; Harriet (9), Jane (7), Matilda (5), James (3) all born in colony.
Wife Elizabeth not shown, she died in 1827,
Also Shown Campbell, Thomas (snr) 69 years of age. Ticket of Leave, Admiral Gambier 1811.  This MUST be the father.

Convict Changes History

Denis Pember on 10th June, 2015 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1791 (prev. 0000), gender: m, crime

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