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Thomas Cleaver

Thomas Cleaver, one of 228 convicts transported on the Lord Hungerford, July 1821

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Thomas Cleaver
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1794
Occupation: Ploughman/farm labourer
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 53 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Stealing fowls
Convicted at: Northampton Assizes
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Lord Hungerford
Departure date: July, 1821
Arrival date: 26th December, 1821
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 227 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/4, Page Number 57 (30)
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

Elizabeth Desailly on 14th August, 2013 wrote:

Trove NLA - Hobart Town Gazette 28 Oct 1826

Cleaver, Thomas, 5 feet 2½, dark brown hair, dark brown eyes, 30, farmer’s labourer, tried at Northampton, 7 years, per Lord Hungerford, Weeden, Northampton, scar over, right eye, one over left, man, woman, T C C C on ,right arm, absconded from service of Dr. Desailly,Jericho. Aug. 1826 - Reward L.2. CAUTION.

D Wong on 17th August, 2013 wrote:

Thomas Cleaver was 26 years old on arrival in VDL.  He was transported for “Stealing 4 fowls”.

Conduct record: States he tried to escape into the bush on two or three occasions and was given lashes.

21/11/1833: Committed to trial for a felony.
Found no records after this.

Maureen Withey on 5th August, 2019 wrote:

Hobart Town Gazette, 15 Sept 1827
List of Runaways
480. Cleaver, Thomas, 5 ft. 2, dark brown hair, ditto eyes, aged 31, farmer’s labourer and ploughman, tried at Northampton 1821, 7 years, born at Weedon, per Lord Hungerford, scar over right eye, one over left, man, woman, T B C C on right arm, absconded from the Road gang, St. Peter’s Valley, in July last. Same rewd. (£2).

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 17th August, 2013 made the following changes:

date of birth 1794, gender, occupation, crime

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