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Thomas Dadley

Thomas Dadley, one of 267 convicts transported on the Isabella, 15 January 1842

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Thomas Dadley
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1821
Occupation: Silk weaver
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 14 years

Crime: Stealing
Convicted at: Northampton Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: Isabella
Departure date: 15th January, 1842
Arrival date: 19th May, 1842
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 269 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/13, Page Number 9 (6). Tasmanian Archives - convicts http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON33-1-20,280,62,L,80. Indent http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON14-1-14,301,23,L,80. Newspapers online http://trove.nla.gov.au
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

tony cooper on 11th October, 2013 wrote:

Thomas Dadley was the son of Thomas Dadley and his first wife Hannah(nee Corbett) of Coventry.He was baptised on 11th June at St Michaels Church Coventry.He was one of at least eight children born to Thomas and Hannah.But his father had another eight children by his second wife Sarah (nee Jolly).I have been collecting Dadleys for more than thirty years.This family had a most diverse history.Although born into relative poverty they produced a Church of England Minister and a certified Dentist. Three of the Brothers of the second marriage

Carol Axton-Thompson on 14th October, 2013 wrote:

Thomas Dadley was convicted at Northampton on 08/04/1841 for stealing - goods from a silk factory of Mr. Francis Taylor. Previous convictions for stealing a saw and for running away from his apprenticeship. 14 yr sentence. Transported to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) on the Isabella 2, departing 29/01/1842, arriving 21/05/1842.
Gaol Report: bad
Hulk Report: good
Ship Surgeon’s Report: good.

Aged 21yrs; single; native place - Coventry; 5’4”; fair complexion; lt brown hair; grey eyes; silk weaver;can read & write; Protestant.
(Note: The Indent record has “M” for married, but his Record sheet states “Single”.)
Father: Thomas - at native place.

Assignments in Colony. 2yrs Probation.
1844: at ‘Lovely Banks’ (a major pastoral estate, north of Hobart)
1846: Mr. de Graves, Cascades (nr site of Cascade Brewery, south Hobart)
1848: Pontville
1848: Huon Valley
1849: Hobart
1849: Bothwell
1852: Picton
1852: Pontville
1854: Fingal

Some records of misconduct.

Ticket of Leave: 31/07/1849
Ticket of Leave revoked 03/03/1854

Certified Free August 1855

(Refs as above - Conduct pg 62 & Indent pgs 22 & 23.) Ticket of Leave “Cornwall Chronicle newspaper 4 Aug 1849”

No record of marriage or death on Pioneer Index of BDM to 1899 in Tasmania. No Colonial Family listed.

The Mercury newspaper 14 Oct 1880 “DETAINED for POSTAGE.-Letters : Mr. T. Dadley, Circular Quay, Sydney”.

Convict Changes History

tony cooper on 11th October, 2013 made the following changes:

date of birth 1821, gender

Carol Axton-Thompson on 14th October, 2013 made the following changes:

source, occupation, crime

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