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Thomas Chun

Thomas Chun, one of 240 convicts transported on the Marquis of Hastings, 16 March 1839

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Thomas Chun
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1st September, 1794
Occupation: Thatcher reaper
Date of Death: 30th September, 1875
Age: 81 years

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 15 years

Crime: Stealing
Convicted at: Wilts. Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 15 years
Ship: Marquis of Hastings
Departure date: 16th March, 1839
Arrival date: 23rd July, 1839
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 239 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/12, Page Number 8
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

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:

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.

6/2/1846: TOL
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:

gender m

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)

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