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Thomas Colvin, one of 369 convicts transported on the Dromedary, 11 September 1819
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
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life span was 59 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to Life
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/3, Page Number 207 (105)
||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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D Wong on 26th August, 2016 wrote:
THOMAS COLVIN, Theft > pocketpicking, 21st April 1819.
Offence: Theft > pocketpicking
THOMAS COLVIN was indicted for stealing on the 14th of April , one handkerchief, value 3 s., the goods of James Gaisford , from his person.
JAMES GAISFORD . On Wednesday evening last, about nine o’clock, I was on Holborn Bridge . I felt somebody at my pocket, turned round, and seized the prisoner with my handkerchief in his hand - there was another boy with him.
WILLIAM SHUTER . The prisoner was brought to the watch-house; he said he did not know how he got the handkerchief.
(Property produced and sworn to.)
Prisoner. I beg for mercy.
GUILTY . Aged 17.
Transported for Life.
Thomas Colvin was an assigned servant to the Peck’s in VDL and had been with them for about 18 months.
7/7/1821 Sydney Gazette:
HOBART TOWN INTELLIGENCE.
COURT OF CRIMINAL JURISDICTION.
Joshua Peck, the elder, William Peck, Joshua Peck, the younger, and Thomas Peck, were placed on trial,
charged with having feloniously killed ten sheep, the property of our Lord the King.
Also, with having felonously killed an heifer, the property of one Thomas Daley.
The prisoners, in this case, were a father and his three sons, the youngest about 15 years of age; and,
in support of the charge.
All the Pecks and Thomas Colvin were sentenced to 14 years and transported to Newcastle.
1829: TOL Liverpool
1836: TOL Bathurst
1844: TOL Singleton
26/6/1844: Married Sally/Sarah Casey (Thomas Harrison 1836) at Whittingham (Singleton).
Convict Changes History
D Wong on 26th August, 2016 made the following changes:
date of birth: 1801 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime