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Thomas Cole, one of 160 convicts transported on the Surrey, 02 October 1822
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
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life span was 54 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to Life
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/4, Page Number 228
||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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Phil Hands on 1st November, 2017 wrote:
Tried and convicted at Worcester on 9th March 1822, for breaking and entering into the premises of James Corbet at Lower Sapley in the daytime and stealing with force and arms, one coat and three waistcoats to the value of forty three shillings and six pence, he was sentenced to death, the sentence was commuted to transportation for life.
Left England on 5th October 1822.
Ship:- the ‘Surrey I’ sailed with 160 male convicts on board of which 3 died during the voyage.
Arrived on 4th March 1823.
Ships indent:- lists Thomas as a farmer from Rockford five foot ten and a quarter inches tall, had brown hair grey eyes, and was twenty five years of age
After his arrival in the colony, Thomas was sent to work at Liverpool.
In the 1830’s he was assigned to work on the St. Helier’s estate of Col. Henry Dumaresq at Muswellbrook.
He received a conditional pardon on 3rd March 1848.
Thomas Cole married convict Mary Gregory (‘Diana’ 1833) on 18th March 1834 the entry appears in the Christchurch Church of England Register, Newcastle. Both made their mark in the register. At this time they were both convict servants to Colonel Dumaresq at his St.Heliers Estate near Muswellbrook.
Thomas received his Ticket of Leave in 1841 and his Conditional Pardon in 1848.
In later years Thomas worked as a Labourer and Shingle Cutter.
He died at Muswellbrook in 1856.
Convict Changes History
Phil Hands on 1st November, 2017 made the following changes:
date of birth: 1798 (prev. 0000), date of death: 1856 (prev. 0000), gender: m, crime