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Name, Aliases & Gender
||Cruse, Creese, Cruice
Birth, Occupation & Death
|Date of Birth:
|Date of Death:
||5th August, 1877
life span was 61 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to Life
28th July, 1817
|Place of arrival
||New South Wales and Van Diemen's Land
Travelled with 15 other convicts
||Tasmanian Archives - convicts. Conduct Record pg 5; Census record; Colonial Families; Tasmanian Pioneer Index BDM.
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Carol Axton-Thompson on 15th February, 2014 wrote:
Thomas Cruise/Cruse was convicted at Dublin in Oct 1816 for Highway Robbery. Life sentence. Transported to NSW, Australia on the ‘Pilot’ arriving 26/07/1817. Transferred to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) on the ‘Elizabeth Henrietta’.
Born abt 1795 Dublin. Aged 23yrs on arrival. Labourer; 5’7”; ruddy complexion; lt brown hair; Hazel eyes.
1820: Assigned to Robert Hay.
11/12/1820: Married Agnes O’Brian (O’Brien) at Hobart. Ref. 424/1820-36. Recorded under name “Creese”.
19/10/1828: Leaving Richmond without a leave pass to go to Hobart Town. Reprimanded. Was on a Ticket of Leave by then.
1833: Muster in the Richmond district.
14/04/1840: Received a Conditional Pardon
1842 Census: Living on the Woodburn Estate (John Cassidy proprietor), in a wooden dwelling, 9 persons living on the estate. (Woodburn is one of Tasmania’s most historical farms, land granted in the 1820’s to Gilbert Robertson in the Coal River Valley. The second owner, John Cassidy gave the land to build St. Johns Church - the oldest Catholic Church in Australia - near Richmond.
(Under name “Cruse”.)
Colonial Family Record:
Birth 1795 -
Marriage/Relationship: 1820 HOBART, Tasmania (OBRIAN, AGNES)
Death: 1877 - RICHMOND, TASMANIA
92329 CRUSE ELIZABETH 1822
59090 CRUIE MARY 1824
59088 CRUICE MARIA 1827
59091 CRUICE JOANNES 1827
59094 CRUICE CATHARINA 1829
59092 CRUICE THOMAS 1830
59093 CRUISE PATRITIUS 1831
59089 CRUICE PATRITIUS 1832
Died 05/08/1877 aged 85yrs. Richmond district. Ref. 760/1877-35. (Recorded under spelling “Cruse”)
D Wong on 16th February, 2014 wrote:
Agnes O’Brien was the daughter of Thomas O’Brien, a marine guard on the 1st Fleet and Sussanah Mortimer (Lady Juliana). Agnes was born in 1795 on Norfolk Island and died November 1879.
Convict Changes History
Carol Axton-Thompson on 15th February, 2014 made the following changes:
convicted at, term: 99 years, voyage, source: Tasmanian Archives - convicts. Conduct Record pg 5; Census record; Colonial Families; Tasmanian Pioneer Index BDM. (prev. ), firstname: Thomas, surname: Cruise, alias1: Cruse, alias2: Creese, alias3: Cruice, a