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Thomas Close

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Thomas Close
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1827
Occupation: Tailor
Date of Death: -
Age: -

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 7 years

Crime: Larceny
Convicted at: Armagh
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Elizabeth and Henry
Departure date: 15th February, 1845
Arrival date: 9th June, 1845
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 6 other convicts

References

Primary source: Tas Govt LINC: CON14/120 Indent; CON33/1/65 Conduct Record; CON18/1/36 Descr.List; RDG37/1/10-590 Marriage; CON52/1/3-82 and CON 52/1/4 marriage permissions; Courier (Tas) 10 Jun 1845 p2, p3
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Community Contributions

Glenda Humes on 27th May, 2017 wrote:

Thomas Close born abt 1827 in Banbridge, Down, Ireland was convicted on 22 Jul 1844 in Armagh of larceny at age 17, sentenced to 7 years; sailed on the Elizabeth and Henry 15 Feb 1845 arriving Hobart Town, Tasmania 9 June 1845 with 199 convicts, 6 women and 13 children plus 51 soldiers; surgeon-superintendent Dr. Jewell.  He was assigned to Port Esperance (Dover) on 2 Sept 1845; on 5 March, 1847, he received 7 days’ solitary for having carrots in his possession and on 15 Dec 1847, he was sentenced to 2 months imprisonment and hard labor in chains for breaking out of his sleeping apartment; received a ticket-of-leave on 14 Aug 1849 (had applied earlier but was directed to re-apply in 6 months on 27 Jan 1849. Received Certificate of Freedom 20 Oct 1851. On 9 Jun 1851, he was approved for marriage to a free person, Ellen Kingshott and married 23 Dec 1851. Unknown if they had children. Thomas and Ellen moved to Ulverstone - his death date is unknown and may have been approx. 1900 - 1908 but he is sometimes confused with another Thomas Close who died in Ulverstone 1907, also an Irish convict from Antrim tried in Armagh in 1842. Ellen Close died in 1910 in Ulverstone.

Convict Changes History

Glenda Humes on 27th May, 2017 made the following changes:

convicted at, term: 7 years, voyage, source: Tas Govt LINC: CON14/120 Indent; CON33/1/65 Conduct Record; CON18/1/36 Descr.List; RDG37/1/10-590 Marriage; CON52/1/3-82 and CON 52/1/4 marriage permissions; Courier (Tas) 10 Jun 1845 p2, p3 (prev. ), firstname

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