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Thomas Connell

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Thomas Connell
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1818
Occupation: Clerk
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 60 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Forgery
Convicted at: -
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Marian Watson
Departure date: 1842
Arrival date: 8th March, 1842
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 1 other convicts


Primary source: https://www.linc.tas.gov.au/Pages/Home.aspx
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Community Contributions

D Wong on 13th April, 2017 wrote:

Tried at Sydney..

11/1/1842 Sydney Gazette:
Thomas Connell, a Corporal of the 96th Regimient attached to the office of the paymaster of the Mounted Police, pleaded guilty to an indictment charging him with forging an order on the Cashier of the Commercial Banking Company, in the name of James Chambre, Lieutenant l4lh Light Dragoons, with intent to defraud one Leslie Duguid, on the 28th of October, 1841. On account of the excellent
character that the prisoner received he was remanded to the last day of the Sessions, that his case might be laid before the Governor.
The Court then adjourned to this day.

18/1/1842 Australasian Chronicle, Sydney:
Thomas Connell, a soldier of the 28th regiment, who had been convicted of forgery, was placed at the bar, and sentenced to be transported for life;
but his Honor Mr. Justice Stephen intimated that he would recommend him to the Governor for a commutation of the sentence.

Sentence was commuted to 7 years transportation and he arrived at VDL on 8/3/1842 per ‘Marian Watson’.

Thomas was then described as 24 years old, a Labourer/Clerk who could read and write, 5’7” tall, florid fair complexion, light brown hair, light hazel eyes, arms freckled, scars of bleeding on right arm, scar on right side of upper lip.
Native Place: Carrick or Shannon.

8/3/1844: Term of Probation expired.
22/3/1844: Was a Constable at Launceston.

13/12/1845: TOL

17/2/1846: Married Mary Baldwin, aged 24, convict ship ‘Hope 1842’.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 13th April, 2017 made the following changes:

convicted at, term: 7 years, voyage, source: https://www.linc.tas.gov.au/Pages/Home.aspx (prev. ), firstname: Thomas, surname: Connell, alias1: , alias2: , alias3: , alias4: , date of birth: 1818, date of death: 0000, gender: m, occupation, crime

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