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Thomas Dowse

Thomas Dowse, one of 172 convicts transported on the Florentia, 14 August 1827

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Thomas Dowse
Aliases: Old Tom
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 12th January, 1809
Occupation: Clerk
Date of Death: 9th November, 1885
Age: 76 years

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 Life

Crime: Stealing
Convicted at: Old Bailey
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Florentia
Departure date: 14th August, 1827
Arrival date: 3rd January, 1828
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 172 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/6, Page Number 267 (135)
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

Anonymous on 26th May, 2011 wrote:

Thomas Dowse was born in 1809 in Hackney, London. He died on 9 November 1885 in Milton, Brisbane, Queensland. You can find more information on Thomas Dowse at http://www.slq.qld.gov.au/info/fh/convicts/qlders/dowse

Rosemary Brinnand[nee Dowse] on 1st June, 2012 wrote:

My maiden name was Dowse and I along with numerous others in Queensland are direct descendants of Thomas Dowse.

Convict Changes History

Mark Gosling on 24th May, 2015 made the following changes:

convicted at, alias1: Old Tom, date of birth: 12th January, 1809 (prev. 0000), date of death: 9th November, 1885 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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