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Timothy Collins

Timothy Collings, one of 222 convicts transported on the Katherine Stewart Forbes, 21 February 1832

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Timothy Collins
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1780
Occupation: Farmer
Date of Death: 1869
Age: 89 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 59 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Rioting
Convicted at: Bristol Special Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Katherine Stewart Forbes
Departure date: 21st February, 1832
Arrival date: 16th July, 1832
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 221 other convicts

References

Primary source: Tasmania Births, Deaths and Marriages Registration Act 1999. Death in the district of New Norfolk. Number 888. Registration number 332/1869
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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Lisa-Marie Corlet on 27th April, 2014 wrote:

Timothy Collins was possibly born in Ireland as his children were born there.  Timothy and his wife Mary had three children, Bridget, Mary Ann and Michael.

Timothy came to Tasmania as a convict, at the age of 50.  No records can be found as to why Timothy was in Bristol, when he was convicted in the courts of Bristol, England for rioting and demolishing property. Timothy received a death sentence commuted into one perpetual banishment….Transportation.
He was transported to Hobart, Tasmania in 1832.

Timothy Collins along with 221 other prisoners sentenced to transportation sailed from Woolwich in February 1832 bound for Tasmania. The name of the ship was the Katherine Stewart Forbes.

On his arrival at Hobart Timothy was assigned to William Bryant as a plowman and would have worked on one of the many farms the Bryant brothers owned or leased throughout Tasmania.

Timothy received his ticket of leave on the 10th of August 1840 and his conditional pardon on the 20th September 1843 but is never allowed to return home.

Timothy became a farmer in Tasmania and he owned 100 acres of land in the narrow valley of Glenfern.  Growing crops and run a small amount of stock, his property was only a few miles from New Norfolk and in the same area he had worked as a convict.

Timothy Collins died 02 March 1869 aged 89 years

My name is Lisa Corlet. Timothy Collins is my Great, Great, Great, Great Grandfather.  Today my mother, Helen Howell shared some much researched family history with me.  Today I learned of Timothy Collins, my Great, Great, Great, Great Grandfather.. 
Lisa Corlet 27/04/14
lisa.corlet@gmail.com

Convict Changes History

Lisa-Marie Corlet on 27th April, 2014 made the following changes:

surname: Collins (prev. Collings), date of birth: 1780 (prev. 0000), date of death: 1869 (prev. 0000), crime

Lisa-Marie Corlet on 27th April, 2014 made the following changes:

source: Tasmania Births, Deaths and Marriages Registration Act 1999. Death in the district of New Norfolk. Number 888. Registration number 332/1869 (prev. Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/8, Page Number 266

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