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Thomas Crossley

Thomas Crossley, one of 190 convicts transported on the Phoenix, 04 March 1828

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Thomas Crossley
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1802
Occupation: -
Date of Death: 1874
Age: 72 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 54 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Highway robbery
Convicted at: Lincoln Assizes
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Phoenix
Departure date: 4th March, 1828
Arrival date: 14th July, 1828
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 190 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/6, Page Number 321 (162)
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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Phil Hands on 14th May, 2018 wrote:

Tried and convicted of Highway Robbery at the Lincoln Assizes on 28th July 1827, sentenced to transportation for 7 years.
Left England on 4th March 1828.
Ship:- the ‘Phoenix’ sailed with 190 male convicts on board, there were no reported deaths during the voyage.
Arrived on 14th July 1828.

Ships indent:- aged 23, a bachelor, navigator and labourer who could read and was a protestant, five feet five and three quarters in height, of ruddy complexion with dark brown hair, light hazel eyes, a scar from a cut at the right corner of his mouth, a scar on his left forehead, toes next to great and little ones of both feet crooked.

On arrival he was assigned to Thomas Johnson of Portland Head.
He received a Ticket of Leave on 31st December 1832 and was permitted to remain in the district of Windsor.

Thomas married Ann Bailey (daughter of William Henry Bailey & Margaret Bradley) on 12th October 1840 at St. Albans, they produced 11 children between 1844-1862.

Ann died in 1864 at Watagan Creek in the Hunter District of NSW aged 43.
Thomas died in 1874 at Ellalong NSW aged 72.

Convict Changes History

Graham Jenkin on 2nd January, 2013 made the following changes:

date of birth 3rd February, 1802, date of death 29th September, 1874, gender

Graham Jenkin on 2nd January, 2013 made the following changes:


Phil Hands on 14th May, 2018 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1802 (prev. 0000), date of death: 1874 (prev. 0000), gender: m, crime

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