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Thomas Crawley, one of 369 convicts transported on the Dromedary, 11 September 1819
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
|Date of Birth:
|Date of Death:
||6th January, 1879
life span was 58 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 7 years
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/3, Page Number 210
||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 3rd March, 2018 wrote:
JOHN WILLIAMS, JOHN MILLER, THOMAS CRAWLEY, Theft > grand larceny, 21st April 1819.
Offence: Theft > grand larceny
Verdict: Guilty; Guilty; Guilty
JOHN WILLIAMS, JOHN MILLER, and THOMAS CRAWLEY were indicted for stealing, on the 18th of March, one handkerchief, value 4 s., the goods of Elizabeth Hayman, widow .
HANNAH FIELD. I am shopwoman to Elizabeth Hayman, who is a widow, and keeps a clothes shop in Tabernacle-walk. One of the prisoners came into the shop, I do not know which, and asked if I sold tape? I said No. He went out, and I missed the handkerchief in a few minutes.
GEORGE CHAMBERS. I am a type-founder. On the 10th of March I was going along Tabernacle-walk, and saw the three prisoners together in company - they walked very slow. I passed them, and heard Miller say, “there is one in the window.” I watched, and saw them go to the prosecutor’s shop, and look in, they then passed - Williams came back, went into the shop, and stopped there two minutes; I saw him come out with the silk handkerchief in his hand, he ran off down a street, I ran round another street to meet him, through a court - immediately as I got into the court, the other two prisoners ran against me. I followed them up Paul-street into Clifton-street, and saw them looking into a corn-chandler’s window; I passed them, and went into a shop to watch them. I saw Crawley doing something to his breeches - they then passed the corn-chandler’s three times, one went in and the other two followed. I went in, and found nobody in the shop but a little girl - I shut them all in together - they wanted to get out, but I would not let them. In a few minutes I sent for a constable, who took them. They were searched, and the handkerchief found in Crawley’s breeches - he had joined them in Clifton-street.
FRANCIS BARTON. I am an officer. I searched Crawley, and found the handkerchief in his breeches.
(Property produced and sworn to.)
CRAWLEY’S Defence. I bought it of a Jew.
WILLIAMS - GUILTY. Aged 19.
MILLER - GUILTY. Aged 17.
CRAWLEY - GUILTY Aged 18.
Transported for Seven Years.
Thomas Crawley was 18 years old on arrival in VDL - he was born in London.
Thomas was 5’4½” tall, brown hair, grey eyes.
29/4/1826 (newspaper date): COF
14/9/1836: Permission to marry Sarah Attfield (Edward 1834) - Thomas was free, Sarah still a convict.
7/11/1836: Married at George Town, Launceston -
THOMAS GEORGE 1840
SARAH ANN 1849
May 1839: Was a shoemaker at George Town.
6/1/1879: Thomas died aged 77, of old age and natural decay, at Deloraine, Tas.
Convict Changes History
D Wong on 3rd March, 2018 made the following changes:
date of birth: 1801 (prev. 0000), date of death: 6th January, 1879 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime