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Thomas Evans

Thomas Evans, one of 389 convicts transported on the Moffatt, 10 August 1842

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Thomas Evans
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1818
Occupation: -
Date of Death: -
Age: -

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 21 years

Crime: Sacrilege
Convicted at: Somerset Assizes
Sentence term: 21 years
Ship: Moffatt
Departure date: 10th August, 1842
Arrival date: 28th November, 1842
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 390 other convicts

References

Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/13, Page Number 188. Tasmanian Archives - convicts.
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

Nell Murphy on 14th September, 2016 wrote:

Thomas EVANS was convicted at Somerset on 28 March 1842 for Sacrilege - stealing a church communion plate and wine. 21 years transportation sentence. Sent to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) per the ‘Moffatt’ arriving 28 Nov 1842.

Aged 24yrs; 5’7”; married man; fresh complexion; brown hair; Hazel eyes; Protestant; can read & write; trade - viceman (a smith who works with a vice).
Native Place - Quorn, Leicestershire.
Wife - Sarah at native place. 3 children.

Probation Period - 3 and half years, Maria Island (off east coast of Tasmania).
Note on Conduct Record, 1842-1844- “Good”.
1846: Meritorious Conduct, at Darlington, Maria Island in rendering assistance when 3 men behaved in a violent manner.
1846: assigned at Bothwell.
1847: assigned at Hobart
1848: assigned at New Norfolk
1849: assigned at Liverpool St. Hobart
11 Dec 1849: Ticket of Leave granted
13 July 1852: Conditional Pardon granted

Convict Changes History

Nell Murphy on 14th September, 2016 made the following changes:

source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/13, Page Number 188. Tasmanian Archives - convicts. (prev. Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/13, Page Number 188), date

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