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Thomas Dardis

Thomas Dardis, one of 200 convicts transported on the Earl Spencer, May 1813

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Thomas Dardis
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: -
Occupation: -
Date of Death: -
Age: -

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 4 years

Crime: Possession of forged bank note
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: 4 years
Ship: Earl Spencer
Departure date: May, 1813
Arrival date: 9th October, 1813
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 199 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/2, Page Number 98
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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Maureen Withey on 26th August, 2020 wrote:

Old Bailey Proceedings Online (http://www.oldbaileyonline.org, version 8.0, 26 August 2020), July 1812, trial of THOMAS DARDIS (t18120701-32).
THOMAS DARDIS, Royal Offences > coining offences, 1st July 1812.

548. THOMAS DARDIS was indicted, for that he, knowingly, wittingly, and without lawful excuse, having in his custody and possession, two forged bank-notes, and one forged Bank 2 l. note; he knowing them to be forged .

To this indictment the prisoner pleaded GUILTY .

Transported for Fourteen Years.

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Old Bailey Proceedings Online (http://www.oldbaileyonline.org, version 8.0, 26 August 2020), July 1812, trial of THOMAS DARDIS (t18120701-33).

THOMAS DARDIS, Royal Offences > coining offences, 1st July 1812.
549. THOMAS DARDIS was indicted for disposing of, and putting away, a like forged banknote, with intention to defraud the Governor and Company of the Bank of England.
Mr. Knapp, counsel for the prosecution, declining to offer any evidence, the prisoner, of this charge, was ACQUITTED .
First Middlesex jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Irish Convict Database, by Peter Mayberry.
Thomas Dardis, age 37,  per Earl Spencer (1813), Tried 1812 at Middlesex, England,  14 years. DOB, 1776, native place, Meath,  Weaver.  Description, 5ft 10¼ ins, sallow complexion, grey hair, grey eyes.

Colonial Secretary Index.

DARDIS, Thomas. Per “Earl Spencer”, 1813.

1820 Jan 3 - Petition for mitigation of sentence (Fiche 3204; 4/1861 p.69)


1828 Census Index.
Thomas Dardis, age 56, F.S. Earl Spencer, 1813, 14 years, catholic, Labourer at Edward O’Hara, Kent St, Sydney.
(Edward O’ Hara, age 56, A.P. per Minerva 1, 1800, Life, catholic, Chandler in Kent Street, Sydney.)

Convict Changes History

Maureen Withey on 26th August, 2020 made the following changes:

gender: m, crime

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