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Thomas Cole

Thomas Cole, one of 280 convicts transported on the Norfolk, 04 July 1834

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Thomas Cole
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1816
Occupation: Labourer
Date of Death: -
Age: -

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 7 years

Crime: Stealing
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Lady Kennaway
Departure date: 27th October, 1834
Arrival date: 13th February, 1835
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 314 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/9, Page Number 392
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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Community Contributions

Dianne Jones on 2nd March, 2021 wrote:

OCCUPATION: Labouring boy.

NATIVE PLACE: Stepney, Middlesex (see https://stors.tas.gov.au/CON31-1-7$init=CON31-1-7p295).

Dianne Jones on 2nd March, 2021 wrote:

CRIME: Stealing £3. He was tried on 10 April 1834.

In his VDL Conduct Record he states that he stole 5 sovereigns from his master. Prior to that, he had been found guilty of picking pockets (for which he was flogged), but was acquitted on another charge of robbing his employer.

He was granted a Free Certificate No.628 on 2 September 1841 (see https://stors.tas.gov.au/CON31-1-7$init=CON31-1-7p296).

Convict Changes History

Dianne Jones on 2nd March, 2021 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1816 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation

Dianne Jones on 2nd March, 2021 made the following changes:


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