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Thomas Clarke

Thomas Clarke, one of 188 convicts transported on the Recovery, 30 July 1819

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Thomas Clarke
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1772
Occupation: Labourer
Date of Death: 30th August, 1829
Age: 57 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 56 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: No details
Convicted at: Stafford Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Recovery
Departure date: 30th July, 1819
Arrival date: 18th December, 1819
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 187 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/3, Page Number 195 (99)
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

Penny-Lyn Beale on 31st October, 2020 wrote:

1819 - UK, Royal Navy Medical Journals,
Age: . No listed
Treatment Year: 1819
Treatment Place: United Kingdom
Nature of the Disease; Chronic Catarrh,
Date taken ill:  17th September
Notes; Chronic Catarrh, to which he has been subject for many years, but aggravated by a result of persistent cold.
Discharged; 31st October
1822 - Muster.
Name: Thomas Clark. Convict. Ship: Recovery. Life. Govt. Orphan School, Parramatta
1828 - Census.
Name: Thomas Clark. T. L. Age: 56. (Est. Birth Year: abt 1772) Ship: Recovery - 1819. Life. Protestant. Watchman. Residence; Chal’s Wilkins, George St.

1828 - 16 May. New South Wales, Australia, Tickets of Leave. 28/111.

Name: Thomas Clarke
Birth Year: 1772
Immigration Year: 1819
Ticket Date: 16 May 1828
Origin: Staffordshire
Vessel: Recovery (1)
Calling; Labourer
Offence; No details
Date of Trial: 11 March 1819
Sentence; Life
Height; 5 ft. 2 1/2 inches
Complexion; Dark Swallow
Hair; Brown to grey
Eyes; Dark Hazel
Noted against name; Left thumb contracted. Lost front teeth in upper jaw,
Noted across the T of L. Torn up 31st August 1829, the holder having died in Sydney on the 28th instant.
New South Wales, Australia, Convict Death Register, 1826-1879
Ship; Recovery
Age - 65
Died - 30 August 1829.
Parish; St Phillips, Sydney

Convict Changes History

Penny-Lyn Beale on 31st October, 2020 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1772 (prev. 0000), date of death: 30th August, 1829 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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