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Thomas Day

Thomas Day, one of 270 convicts transported on the Bengal Merchant, 27 September 1834

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Thomas Day
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1807
Occupation: -
Date of Death: 16th June, 1838
Age: 31 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 Life

Crime: Sheep-stealing
Convicted at: Kent Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Bengal Merchant
Departure date: 27th September, 1834
Arrival date: 30th January, 1835
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 269 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/9, Page Number 436
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

D Wong on 17th January, 2014 wrote:

Thomas Day was 27 years old on arrival in NSW.

7/8/1838: The Australian, Sydney:
John Jones was indicted for the wilful murder of Thomas Day.

Both the prisoner and the deceased were attached to the Male Orphan School Establishment.  Thye had been drinking heavily and on the way home had quarelled ad then John Jones hit the deceased over the head with a stick.  The deceased lingered until the 16th of June, when he died. 

John Jones was found guilty of manslaughter and arraigned.

The Convict Death Register has his date of death as the 6th of June, but the newspaper quotes it as the 16th.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 17th January, 2014 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1807 (prev. 0000), date of death: 16th June, 1838 (prev. 0000), gender: m, crime

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