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Thomas Ellis

Thomas Ellis, one of 305 convicts transported on the Maitland, 19 March 1840

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Thomas Ellis
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1825
Occupation: Errand boy
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 61 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Stealing
Convicted at: York, Leeds Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Maitland
Departure date: 19th March, 1840
Arrival date: 14th July, 1840
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 305 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/12, Page Number 169 (86)
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

D Wong on 23rd October, 2018 wrote:

Thomas Ellis was 15 years old on arrival : Native Place: Yorkshire.

Thomas was transported for ‘Stealing a shawl’.

Thomas was illiterate, protestant, 5’2” tall, sallow complexion, dark flaxen hair, grey eyes, nose cocked, scar on right cheek, blue ring on middle finger of left hand, scar back of third finger of same, mole inside right knee.

1844: TOL Maitland
30/10/1844: TOL Passport - Maitland Bench.
25/10/1845: COF

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 23rd October, 2018 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1825 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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