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Thomas Drew

Thomas Drew, one of 210 convicts transported on the Augusta Jessie, 10 August 1838

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Thomas Drew
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1791
Occupation: Ag lab
Date of Death: 1856
Age: 65 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 57 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 15 years

Crime: Sheep-stealing
Convicted at: Kent Quarter Session
Sentence term: 15 years
Ship: Augusta Jessie
Departure date: 10th August, 1838
Arrival date: 6th December, 1838
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 210 other convicts

References

Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/11, Page Number 326 Tudley and Capel, Kent, England; Collection: ; BTs; Date Range: 1813 - 1816; Film Number: 1469618 Medway CityArk /Ecclesiastical_Rochester_Archdeaconry_Area_Parishes/P150B_STROOD_ST_NICHOLAS_1565_1980/01_INCUMBENT_Service_of_the_Church_Registers_1565_1978/P150B_01_16.html/00000038.jpg
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

Mike Barnard on 11th January, 2015 wrote:

Thomas Drew came from Tudely in Kent. Convicted at Maidstone Qtr. sessions Jan. 1838.This was his first offence.Imprisoned on Hulk Fortitude moored Chatham before transportation.
He left behind a wife and possibly six children.Hes was my 3rd Gt GFather.

Chris Bennett on 18th September, 2015 wrote:

Probable history - Thomas was born in Tudeley, Kent 1791 and Christened 20 Feb 1791 at All Saints, Tudeley.
He was married to Ann Fever 26 Jun 1815. They had seven children. After conviction he was moved to prison Hulk Fortitude at Chatham until transfer to Augusta Jessie which sailed 10 August 1838.
Given indulgence after 7yrs 8mns in colony and after 1 yr 4mns with ticket of indulgence

Chris Bennett on 6th September, 2016 wrote:

It is probable Thomas married Ann Fever on 26 July 1815 in Tudeley, Kent.  Ann was about 22 and was also from Tudeley. Her parents Thomas Fever and Suzanna David had 14 children she was 4th.
Thomas Drew and Ann had 9 children before Tom’s conviction. In Jun 1841 Ann was living in Luddesdown alone, at least two children in Tonbridge poor house. She married Thomas Cogger on 8th August 1841 at St Nicholas Strood Kent (as Ann Drew, widow). 1851 still living in Luddesdown; by 1861 Thomas had died and she was living in Shorne with her daughter. She died 12 Apr 1872 in Linton Workhouse, Maidstone.
Death Cert shows cause as Senile Decay.

Convict Changes History

Mike Barnard on 11th January, 2015 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1791 (prev. 0000), occupation, crime

Chris Bennett on 6th September, 2016 made the following changes:

source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/11, Page Number 326 Tudley and Capel, Kent, England; Collection: ; BTs; Date Range: 1813 - 1816; Film Number: 1469618 Medway CityArk /Ecclesiastical_Rochester_Archd

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