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Thomas Clegg

Thomas Clegg, one of 192 convicts transported on the Albion, 21 September 1826

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Thomas Clegg
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1804
Occupation: Painter & glazier
Date of Death: 1860
Age: 56 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 14 years

Crime: Highway robbery
Convicted at: York Assizes
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: Albion
Departure date: 21st September, 1826
Arrival date: 14th February, 1827
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 191 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/6, Page Number 84
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

D Wong on 9th March, 2016 wrote:

23/3/1826: Leeds Intelligencer:  - Thomas Clegg (21), and William Bagnall (23), charged with assaulting and robbing on the Kings highway, at Sheffield, William Priestly, of Coal Aston, in the County of Derby, in December last.  Guilty, - Judgement of death recorded.

Date of Commitment: 31st December 1825
Thomas Clegg, 21, and William Bagnall, 23, charged upon the oath of William Priestley, of Coal-Aston, in the County of Derby, farmer, for that on the 16th of December last, they the said Thomas Clegg and William Bagnall did, at Sheffield, in the West-Riding, on the King’s highway there, violently assault the said William Priestley, and feloniously steal from his person a black leather pocket-book, containing two Sheffield guinea notes; one Sheffield pound note, one Wirksworth pound note, and a copy of John Hopkinson’s Will, the property of the said William Priestley.

on Saturday 18th March 1826
William Bagnall )
Thomas Clegg ) 
Guilty of Highway Robbery. Judgement of death Entered on record Against them.

Principal Superintendent of Convicts’’ Office,
Sydney, March 23, 1828.

Clegg Thomas Albion, 24, Plumber and Glazier, Yorkshire, 5’8” tall, hazel eyes, dark brown hair, ruddy complexion – from No. 1 Iron Gang, 1st time of running.

5/7/1828: Arrived at Moreton Bay per ‘Lucy Ann’ – sentenced to 3 years for absconding.
8/7/1831: Returned to Sydney.

3/9/1832 The Sydney Herald:
Thomas Clegg was indicted for stealing twenty yards of woollen cloth, the property of J. B. Bettington, at Sydney, on the 14th July.
The second Count laid the cloth as the property of Charles “William Roemar.
The prisoner was found guilty and remanded.
Mr. Rowe defended the prisoner.

6/9/1832 The Sydney Herald:
Thomas Clegg, for breaking and stealing in a warehouse, to be transported for seven years.

1842: TOL Paterson
30/1/1847: COF

No marriage or children found.

1/7/1854 The Maitland Mercury:
Magisterial Inquiry.-On Wednesday, the 21st June, was a witness in an inquiry into the death of George Filewood (Royal Sovereign 1835)who died suddenly at Clevedon, NSW.

1860: Thomas died at Liverpool, aged 50??

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 9th March, 2016 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1804 (prev. 0000), date of death: 1860 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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