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Thomas Dick

Thomas Dick, one of 94 convicts transported on the Surprize, February 1794

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Thomas Dick
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: -
Occupation: -
Date of Death: 10th June, 1805
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 56 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 14 years

Crime: Stealing clothes
Convicted at: Glasgow Court of Justiciary
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: Surprize
Departure date: February, 1794
Arrival date: 17th October, 1794
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 94 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/1, Page Number 199 (100)
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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Eric Harry Daly on 29th December, 2012 wrote:

Murdered between 9 and 10 Jun 1805, Inquest held 16 Jun 1805 Sydney, NSW

Iris Dunne on 19th November, 2018 wrote:

Convicted 22 September 1792

D Wong on 20th November, 2018 wrote:

24/9/1792 Caledonian Mercury Midlothian, Scotland:

Court then proceeded to the trial of John Douglas, alias John Currie, shoemaker, Catherine Dawson, his spouse, and Thomas Dick, were accused of stealing a number of articles of wearing apparel from and ale-house where they had been drinking, and being habit and repute common thieves.  Catherine Dawson proferred a petition, submitting to manishment from Scotland ; and Douglas, her husband, confessed his guilt :  He was sentenced to be whipt, and they were banished for five years.
The Court went to trial upon Thomas Dick, who, upon the proof of habit and repute, turned out to be a notorious offender, and to have undergone several punishments here as well as Edinburgh, of which he was a native.  He was condemned to be whipt and transported for fourteen years, (looks like, hard to read) under the certification of death in life of return in that period.

DICK, Thomas:  12 Jun 1805 Sydney. Convict Surprize 1794. Sydney Gazette: 16 Jun 1805: Inquest held on 11 Jun, murder. Lived near Burial Ground. Died between 9 & 10 Jun 1805

Convict Changes History

Eric Harry Daly on 29th December, 2012 made the following changes:

date of death 10th June, 1805, gender

D Wong on 20th November, 2018 made the following changes:


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