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Thomas Digger

Thomas Digger, one of 305 convicts transported on the Maitland, 19 March 1840

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Thomas Digger
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1820
Occupation: Turner and filer
Date of Death: 1850
Age: 30 years

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 10 years

Crime: Pocket picking
Convicted at: Central Criminal Court
Sentence term: 10 years
Ship: Maitland
Departure date: 19th March, 1840
Arrival date: 14th July, 1840
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 305 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/12, Page Number 161 (82)
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 7th October, 2012 wrote:

27/11/1837: Tried along with William Collins(17 years old and transported for 10 years) for pocketpicking - Thomas was imprisoned for 6 months.

12/8/1839: Aged 19, Thomas was again tried for pocketpicking, stealing 1 handkerchief, value 2s., the goods of Matthew Tester, from his person - Guilty and transported.

1845: TOL Penrith Bench.
28/3/1848: TOL Passport Penrith Bench.
23/10/1848: TOL Passport Penrith Bench.

1850: Thomas died aged 27.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 7th October, 2012 made the following changes:

date of death 1850, gender, crime

D Wong on 22nd October, 2018 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1820 (prev. 0000), occupation

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