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Thomas Deadman

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

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Thomas Deadman
Aliases: Debman
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1820
Occupation: -
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 58 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Theft~simple larceny
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: 7 years
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 438
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 18th January, 2014 wrote:

Thomas Deadman was 12 years old whe convicted, along with James Yeomans aged 13 (Per Henry Tanner 1834 NSW) for stealing 1 cap, value 3s 6d., the goods of John Higginson, from his shop.  Thomas had been convicted of a felony before.

Aged 15 on board the Bengal Merchant: Put on the sick list 5/12/1834, constipation, discharged 24/12/1834, cured.

24/6/1841: COF.

2/10/1856: Thomas Deadman was wounded in a fight at Richardson’s Point.  He was cut on the forehead.

No death, marriage or births found.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 18th January, 2014 made the following changes:

alias1: Debman, date of birth: 1820 (prev. 0000), gender: m, crime

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