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Thomas Donovan

Thomas Donovan, one of 200 convicts transported on the Ann, August 1809

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Thomas Donovan
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

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

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 51 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 14 years

Crime: -
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: Ann or Anne
Departure date: August, 1809
Arrival date: 27th February, 1810
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 HO11/1, Page Number 427 (213)
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

Maureen Withey on 26th June, 2019 wrote:

The Colonial Secretary Index, 1788-1825, has information on this person as follows:

DONOVAN, Thomas. Per “Anne”, 1810

1814 Dec 27 - On list of prisoners to be sent to Newcastle per “Lady Nelson” (Reel 6004; 4/3493 p.404)

1818 Mar 14 - Re sentence of; sentence to expire on 13 Jan 1822 (Reel 6006; 4/3498 p.90)

1818 Mar 30 - To be witness at trial of Collett. Captain Wallis, Commandant at Newcastle, instructed not to send him to Sydney until the Criminal Court was re-assembled on 1 Jun 1818 (Reel 6006; 4/3498 p.124)

1821 - Petition for mitigation of sentence (Fiche 3207; 4/1862 p.57)

1825 Mar 3 - Petition to have his wife Mary assigned to him (Reel 6063; 4/1785 p.133). Reply, 11 Mar (Reel 6014; 4/3513 p.593)

1825 Apr 11,12 - Re permission to marry in the Roman Catholic Church (Reel 6063, 4/1786 p.33; Reel 6014; 4/3514 p.78)

Convict Changes History

Maureen Withey on 26th June, 2019 made the following changes:

gender: m

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