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Thomas Cheeseman, one of 160 convicts transported on the Vittoria, 26 August 1828
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
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life span was 51 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to Life
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/6, Page Number 484
||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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Anonymous on 4th August, 2012 wrote:
Thomas Cheeseman was 20 (per medical report on ship Vittoria) years old when transported for burglary.
He was single, 4’10 1/2" tall, light hazel eyes, light brown hair, ruddy fair complexion.
1830: Absconded from No.8 Iron Gang.
1830: Absconded from James Wilshire.
He received 50 lashes twice for absconding, spent many days on the treadmill etc., while in Sydney.
Thomas was then assigned to a Mr Irvine in Bathurst and absconded from him again. He was at large for 4 years and 7 months and was then charged with selling stolen kangaroo skins, tried on 13/12/1844 and sentenced for a further 7 years transportation.
Thomas was transported to VDL and arrived per waterlily on 2/11/1845 and sent to Port Arthur.
He was now 37 years old, still single with a deeply scarred inside left hand and he had lost the 1st joint of 3rd finger on the left hand.
Period of Probation was 3 years.
Station of Gang was Port Arthur.
There were 2 punishments, 1st one unreadable.
2nd one 21/9/1848: Absconding - 6 months hard labour in chains.
9/4/1849: Died at the Port Arthur Hospital, about 42 years old.
Penny-Lyn Beale on 29th October, 2020 wrote:
UK, Royal Navy Medical Journals, 1817-1856
Age: 20. Birth Year: 1808
Treatment Year: 1828
Treatment Place: United Kingdom
Nature of the Disease; Phlegmon
No of the Case; 44
Date taken ill: 29th Nov. 1828
Notes; Of low make, stout and healthy. Applied with Phlegmonous Swelling on the outer part of the left leg ...
Discharged; 6th December 1828
Convict Changes History
Anonymous on 4th August, 2012 made the following changes:
date of birth 1808-00-00, date of death 1849-00-00, gender m