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Thomas Cole

Thomas Cole, one of 160 convicts transported on the Surrey, 02 October 1822

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Thomas Cole
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1798
Occupation: -
Date of Death: 1856
Age: 58 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 51 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Breaking and entering and stealing
Convicted at: Worcester Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Surrey or Surry
Departure date: 2nd October, 1822
Arrival date: 4th March, 1823
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 160 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/4, Page Number 228
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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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

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