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Thomas Curry

Thomas Curry, one of 153 convicts transported on the Elizabeth, May 1816

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Thomas Curry
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1791
Occupation: Gardener
Date of Death: 1824
Age: 33 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: -
Convicted at: Salop, Town of Shrewsbury Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Elizabeth
Departure date: May, 1816
Arrival date: 5th October, 1816
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 154 other convicts

References

Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/2, Page Number 266
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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Community Contributions

Penny-Lyn Beale on 23rd August, 2020 wrote:

1820 - 1821 - New South Wales, Australia, Settler and Convict Lists, 1787-1834
Government Employee. In the colony
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1820 - Australia, Marriage Index, 1788-1950
Name: Thomas Curry. & Spouse Name: Charlotte Cubitt
Marriage Date: 1820
Marriage Place: New South Wales
Registration Place: Sydney, New South Wales
Registration Year: 1820
Volume Number: V A
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1820 - Birth no of Son Thomas E Curry.
Registration Place: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. Volume Number: V18207183 1B
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1821 - New South Wales, Australia, Settler and Convict Lists, 1787-1834
Place of Conviction: Shrewbury. Date of Trial: October 1815. Government Employee. In the Colony
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1820 - Birth no of Son Thomas E Curry.
Volume Number: V18225738 1B

Australia, Births and Baptisms, 1792-1981
Name: Thomas Curry. Gender: Male
Baptism Age: 0
Birth Date: 8 Apr 1820
Birth Place: St. Philip, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Baptism Date: 1 May 1820
Residence Date: 1820
Residence Place: New South Wales, Australia
Father: Thomas Curry
Mother: Charlotte Cubitt
FHL Film Number: 993949
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1822- New South Wales and Tasmania, Australia Convict Musters,
Government Employee. Port Macquarie
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1822 - New South Wales, Australia, Colonial Secretary’s Papers, 1788-1856
Copies of Letters Sent Outside The Colony, “Foreign”, 1814-1856

Page
Name;  Thomas Curry
Ship: Elizabeth 1
No; 145
Where and by whom convicted.  Sydney Criminal Court
Sentence: Life
Date of Conviction; February 1822

Noted against his name; Died at Port Macquarie the third quarter of 1824
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1822- 25-27 Feb-Mar 1822
Event Description: Sentenced to death. In reports of prisoners tried at Court of Criminal Jurisdiction
Comments: Per “Elizabeth”, 1816. Page: 37

1. “charged with Burglary breaking and entering in October last the house of Thomas Ruston at Sydney stealing articles
Judgment: Guilty
Sentence; To be transported for the term of his natural life

2. “Charged with Burglary breaking and entering the same house on 17 November last.
Judgment; Guilty
Sentence; Death
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1822 - Event Description: Sentenced to death. Petition from wife Charlotte for a reprieve
Comments: Per “Elizabeth”, 1816. Page: 155
‘Charlotte Curry. Born in Colony. Daugter of W D Cutill Master of the Row Guard Boat. 2 infant babies”
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1822 - 15 April. Event Description: Warrant commuting death sentence
“Transported to Port Macquarie, term of his natural life and be kept at hard labour in double irons”
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1822 - 3 May. Event Description: On lists of prisoners transported to Port Macquarie per “Sally”
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1824 - 28 May. Event Description: Reprieved convict at Port Macquarie; in the hospital. Requested that his wife and child be sent to join him. Page 362
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Australia and New Zealand, Find A Grave Index, 1800s-Current
Name: Thomas Curry. Gender: M (Male)
Death Date: Aug 1824
Cemetery: Allman Hill Historic Cemetery
Burial or Cremation Place: Port Macquarie, Port Macquarie-Hastings Council, New South Wales, Australia
Has Bio?: Y. Age; 33
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1825 -  Australia, Births and Baptisms, 1792-1981
Name: Thomas Enoch Curry. Gender: Male
Baptism Age: 5
Birth Date: 8 Apr 1820
Baptism Date: 2 Oct 1825
Baptism Place: St. Philip, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Residence Date: 1820
Residence Place: New South Wales, Australia
Father: Thomas Curry
Mother: Charlotte
FHL Film Number: 993949
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Possible; 2nd Marriage of Charlotte Curry

Name: Charlotte Currey. Widow.
Age: 28 Birth Year: abt 1802
Born in Colony
Spouse Name: Robert Robinson
Arriving Vessel: Minerva 5. Spouse Arrival Year: 1824
Spouse Birth Year: 1801. Spouse Age: 29
Application Date: 14 Oct 1830
Application Place: Saint James Church Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Convict Changes History

Jennifer Mullin on 16th June, 2017 made the following changes:

date of death: 1824 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation

Penny-Lyn Beale on 23rd August, 2020 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1791 (prev. 0000)

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