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Thomas Ellard

Thomas Ellard, one of 200 convicts transported on the Sir William Bensley, 09 October 1816

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Thomas Ellard
Aliases: Elyard, Elliard
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

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

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 14 years

Crime: -
Convicted at: Warwick, Coventry Assizes
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: Sir William Bensley
Departure date: 9th October, 1816
Arrival date: 10th March, 1817
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 200 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/2, Page Number 300
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

Maureen Withey on 25th August, 2020 wrote:

Absconded Prisoners.
1. Thomas Elyard. Sir William Bensley, 63, Warwick, 5 feet 4 and 3 quarter inches, brown eyes, brown hair, sallow comp. Harrigan’s Road Party.
Sydney Gazette, 18 Mar 1824.


1828 NSW Census Index.
Thomas Elliard, Sir William Bensley, Iron Chain Gang.

Convict Changes History

Maureen Withey on 25th August, 2020 made the following changes:

alias1: Elyard, alias2: Elliard, gender: m

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