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Thomas Eccles

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Thomas Eccles
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1737
Occupation: -
Date of Death: 2nd April, 1814
Age: 77 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 54 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Stealing
Convicted at: Surrey Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Lady Penrhyn, Scarborough and Alexander
Departure date: January, 1787
Arrival date: 22nd January, 1788
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 293 other convicts


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D Wong on 14th May, 2019 wrote:


Eccles, Thomas (1737–1814)
Thomas Eccles was sentenced to seven years’ transportation for stealing a flich (side) of bacon and two loaves of bread. His age was recorded variously in prison records as 43 to 55. He arrived in Sydney in January 1788 as part of the First Fleet aboard the Scarborough.

In Sydney he was convicted of being drunk and stealing vegetables from the garden where he worked. He was sent to the work at the brickfields. In March 1789 he was sent to Norfolk Island where he began living with fellow convict, Elizabeth Bird. They were one of nearly 100 couples who were married on the Island in November 1791. He had a one acre Sydney Town lot. By June 1793 he was selling maize to the government from his clearings. In 1789 he was granted a conditional pardon and in 1796 an absolute pardon. Eccles returned to Port Jackson with his wife on the Porpoise in 1801.

He leased an acre of land at Parramatta to raise vegetables and kept some hogs. He died on 2 April 1814 and was buried at St. John’s, Parramatta.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 14th May, 2019 made the following changes:

convicted at, term: 99 years, voyage, source: http://www.fellowshipfirstfleeters.org.au/thomaseccles.htm http://www.hawkesbury.net.au/claimaconvict/convictDetails.php?convictId=4341 (prev. ), firstname: Thomas, surname: Eccles, alias1: , alias2: , alias3:

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