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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: 1810
Occupation: Farm labourer
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: Assault
Convicted at: Sligo
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Lady McNaughten
Departure date: 23rd June, 1835
Arrival date: 30th October, 1835
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 27 other convicts


Primary source: Convict Printed Indentures 1835; The Lanyon Saga by Bruce Moore (1982) and various Convict references.
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Wendy Smith on 3rd June, 2019 wrote:

Convicted on 18 July 1834 at Sligo for violent assault. Had a previous conviction for which he served 14 days. Description of Thomas Coffee - Aged 25; could neither read or write; Religion Roman Catholic;married and had one child; Native of County Sligo; Occupation farm Labourer; Height 5 feet 2 1/2 inches; Complexion Ruddy and Freckled; Hair Dark Brown and Eyes Light Hazel.  Worked for James Wright, Lanyon NSW near Queanbeyan from November 1835.  Lanyon is now in southern Canberra. 1837 Muster indicates that he was working for William Wright (James brother) at Yass.  Application for Free Passage for families of Convicts was submitted by James Wright Esq. on 15 September 1841.  This was seeking permission for Thomas Coffee to be able to bring his wife Eleanor (Ellen) Coffee nee Hargeton (hope spelling is correct) aged 32 and daughter Mary Coffee aged 9 to come to Australia. Also signed by Rev. Edward Smith and Alured Tusker Faunce JP.  Respectable persons to whom petitioner family are know are:
William Gethin or Getkin Esq Percy Mount County of Sligo; Gowen Gilmore Esq JP Bally Glass and the Rev James Danlarcy Parish Priest of the Parish of St. John’s Sligo.  Information on permission request.  Permission granted by Governor George Gibbs on 27 September 1841. Reference: Application for free passage for families of convicts 1835-1842 Volume 4/2550 and Volume 4/4492.  Certificate of Freedom given in 1843.  Number 43/1645.

Convict Changes History

Wendy Smith on 3rd June, 2019 made the following changes:

convicted at, term: 7 years, voyage, source: Convict Printed Indentures 1835; The Lanyon Saga by Bruce Moore (1982) and various Convict references. (prev. ), firstname: Thomas, surname: Coffee, alias1: , alias2: , alias3: , alias4: , date of birth: 1810,

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