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Thomas Chun, one of 240 convicts transported on the Marquis of Hastings, 16 March 1839
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
|Date of Birth:
||1st September, 1794
|Date of Death:
||30th September, 1875
life span was 61 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 15 years
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/12, Page Number 8
||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 29th December, 2011 wrote:
Sentenced to transportation Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) for sheep stealing. Convict Pardon records: abt 1847-1848 Thomas served 8yrs of a 15 yrs sentence and has now received a Pardon - "there has been no offence recorded against him since his arrival in this colony
Lorrie Davis on 18th November, 2016 wrote:
Baptism 28/09/1794, Mildenhall, Wiltshire, England
D Wong on 18th November, 2016 wrote:
25/10/1838 Devizes and Wiltshire Gazette Wiltshire, England:
COMMITTED TO THE NEW PRISON. DEVIZES
Thomas Chun, George Chun, and Ann Chun, for trial, charged with stealing sheep, the property William Halecomb.
Thomas Chun was listed as 43 years old on arrival - he was 5’2” tall, brown hair, blue eyes, sallow complexion, a widower with 6 children.
18/5/1847: Recommended for a CP
August 1848: CP
20/8/1860: Married Mary Pastler, a widow, at New Norfolk, Thomas was listed as a labourer.
30/9/1875: Thomas died of Senilis, aged 85 at the Cascades Invalid Depot - listed as “Churn” or “Chum”.
Mary Chun aged 66 married Edward Wynn aged 70 at Longford, Tas. on 31/7/1882.
Convict Changes History
Anonymous on 29th December, 2011 made the following changes:
Lorrie Davis on 18th November, 2016 made the following changes:
date of birth: September, 1794 (prev. 0000), occupation
D Wong on 18th November, 2016 made the following changes:
date of birth: 1st September, 1794 (prev. September, 1794), date of death: 30th September, 1875 (prev. 0000)