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Thomas Evans, one of 389 convicts transported on the Moffatt, 10 August 1842
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
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life span was 57 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 21 years
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/13, Page Number 188. Tasmanian Archives - convicts.
||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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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