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Thomas Eastwood

Thomas Eastwood, one of 350 convicts transported on the Neptune, 04 October 1837

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Thomas Eastwood
Aliases: none
Gender: -

Birth, Occupation & Death

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

Life Span

Life span

Median life span was 61 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Highway robbery
Convicted at: Lancaster Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Neptune
Departure date: 4th October, 1837
Arrival date: 18th January, 1838
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 350 other convicts

References

Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/11, Page Number 164
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

Robert Muncaster on 2nd July, 2014 wrote:

Wrongly accused of highway robbery at Rochdale Lancashire on Sep 24th 1835. The actual offenders later admitted the crime and were sentenced at Shrewsbury (some executed and others transported to Van Diemans land for life)
He had coincidentally been convicted wrongly of a robbery at the same place the previous year and sentenced to life. A Captain Hopwood proved his innocence and he was given a pardon.
By a further coincidence the first robbery was carried out by the same gang as committed the second one.
See Manchester Guardian from Sept 1835 - a series of pieces under the heading `Robbery in the Rochdale road`.
Thomas Eastwood was convicted together with Sidney Kay and John Elson.
Sidney Kay was on the same ship, but no record has been found of John Elson; it is suspected that he died in custody.
Both Eastwood and Kay appear to have been given pardons after many years in Tasmania.

Convict Changes History

Robert Muncaster on 2nd July, 2014 made the following changes:

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