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Thomas Douglas

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Thomas Douglas
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1768
Occupation: -
Date of Death: 8th January, 1856
Age: 88 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 61 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Stealing
Convicted at: Hertford Hertford Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Nile, Canada and Minorca
Departure date: June, 1801
Arrival date: 14th December, 1801
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 298 other convicts

References

Primary source: Bateson, Charles; The Convict Ships 1787-1868 Sainty & Johnson; 1828 Census of New South Wales. Baxter, Carol; General Musters of New South Wales 1806, 1811, 1814, 1822, 1825
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Community Contributions

Denis Pember on 15th October, 2015 wrote:

Thomas was probably convicted at Hertford Quarter Sessions of 4 counts of stealing and sentenced to seven years, transported aboard the ship ‘Canada’ which departed Spithead 21 Jun 1801 and arrived in the colony 14 Dec 1801.

By 1804, he appears to be in a long term relationship with Sarah Pierce (Convict, Nile, 1801). They had 8 or 9 children but did not formalize their relationship.

Denis Pember on 15th October, 2015 wrote:

Baxter, Carol; Musters of New South Wales, 1806:
[Ref A1138] Thomas Douglas, Canada, FBS, Self Employed Sawyer.
[Ref A3564] Sarah Pearce, Nile, with James?? Douglas.
[Ref C0961] sarah Pearce, Nile, 2 male children, 1 female child.

Baxter, Carol; General Muster of New South Wales, 1811: [Ref 1679] Douglas, Thomas, Canada, tried July 1795, Hereford, 7 years (PRO n0485)

Baxter, Carol; General Muster of New South Wales, 1814:
[Ref 0318 Thomas Douglas, Canada, Off Stores, Sawyer.
[Ref 1673] Pearce, Sarah, Nile, Off Stores lives with Thomas Douglas.

Denis Pember on 15th October, 2015 wrote:

Census 1822:
Thomas was free by servitude, had arrived aboard the ship ‘Canada’ after receiving a sentence of 7 years and was a land holder at Windsor.
Pierce, Sarah, free by servitude, Nile, 7 years, gaol, Sydney

Census 1825:
Counted were:
Sarah Pearce free by servitude per ship ‘Nile’ in 1801 -
with Thomas Douglas at Richmond.
Children of Thomas Douglas:
Maria 16 born in colony
Joseph 11 born in colony
Charlotte 9 born in colony
Sarah 7 born in colony
Isaac 4 born in colony

Census 1828:
[Ref D1354] Douglass, Thomas, 60, free by servitude, Canada, 1812, 7 years, labourer, Richmond
[Ref D1355] Douglass, Sarah, 46, free by servitude, Nile, 1802, 7 years, Protestant
Douglass, Joseph, 15, born in the colony
Douglass, Charlotte, 13, born in the colony
Douglass, isaac, 7, born in the colony

Convict Changes History

Denis Pember on 15th October, 2015 made the following changes:

convicted at, term: 7 years, voyage, source: Bateson, Charles; The Convict Ships 1787-1868 Sainty & Johnson; 1828 Census of New South Wales. Baxter, Carol; General Musters of New South Wales 1806, 1811, 1814, 1822, 1825 (prev. ), firstname: Thomas, surnam

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