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Thomas Coffee

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Thomas Coffee
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1821
Occupation: Ploughman/farm labourer
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 54 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 10 years

Crime: Cow stealing
Convicted at: Ireland, Limerick
Sentence term: 10 years
Ship: Prince Regent
Departure date: 7th August, 1841
Arrival date: 2nd January, 1842
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land and Norfolk Island
Passenger manifest Travelled with 11 other convicts


Primary source: Tasmanian Archives - convicts
Source description:

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Community Contributions

Nell Murphy on 11th July, 2016 wrote:

Thomas COFFEE was convicted at Limerick on 26 Feb 1841, together with his brother Michael, for cow stealing - letting loose 3 heifers from the Pound, that belonged to his uncle. 10 yr transportation sentence. The brothers were transported to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) per the ‘Prince Regent’ arriving 2 Jan 1842.
Gaol Report: well conducted
Ship Surgeon’s Report: orderly

Aged 20 yrs; ploughman; single; 5’5”; can read & write; Roman Catholic.
Native place - Bridgetown, Co. Limerick
Mother - Winifred
Brother - Michael Coffee - also transported to VDL
Brothers - Patrick & James
Sisters - Margaret, Winifred & Jane.
Sister - Mary - transported on the ‘Mexborough’

15 months Probation period - at Browns River, VDL.
Noted on Conduct Record that he was “quiet & good”.
Assigned to landowners for work, including Richmond, New Norfolk, Cross Marsh, South Arm, Fingal.

Ticket of Leave granted 19 Jan 1847
Conditional Pardon granted 3 July 1849

Application for a Free Pardon, 28 July 1849 - cannot be complied with.

Application to bring out Family - ref. MM71/4

Convict Changes History

Nell Murphy on 11th July, 2016 made the following changes:

convicted at, term: years, voyage, source: Tasmanian Archives - convicts (prev. ), firstname: Thomas, surname: Coffee, alias1: , alias2: , alias3: , alias4: , date of birth: 0000, date of death: 0000, gender: m, occupation, crime

Nell Murphy on 11th July, 2016 made the following changes:

convicted at, term: 10 years, date of birth: 1821 (prev. 0000), occupation, crime

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