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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 61 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

References

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:

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.

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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