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Thomas Evans, one of 280 convicts transported on the Eden, 12 March 1842
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
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life span was 61 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 7 years
||York, Rotherham Quarter Sessions
12th March, 1842
5th July, 1842
|Place of arrival
||Van Diemen's Land
Travelled with 280 other convicts
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/13, Page Number 27 (15). 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 (proper name EAMES) was convicted at Rotherham, York on 9 July 1840 for housebreaking and stealing knives & forks. 7yr transportation sentence. Gaol Report: Idle, drunken, bad character, connections with other thieves. Hulk Report: Good. Sent to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) per the ‘Eden’ arriving 5 July 1842. Ship Surgeon’s Report: Orderly.
Married man - wife Mary Ann at Rotherham.
Aged 28yrs; bricklayer’s labourer; 5’6 1/2”; Protestant; dark complexion; black hair; grey eyes.
Native Place: Stoke Golding, Leicestershire.
Father - William
Mother - Sarah
Brother - Edward
Sisters - Eliza, Mary & Betsey.
Assignments in Colony of VDL.
1 yr Probation Period.
Remarks on Conduct Record were consistently good and a very good servant. Included assignments at Launceston, Morven (Evandale), Longford, W. Archer at Brickendon, Perth & Mowbray.
17 July 1846: Ticket of Leave
11 July 1847: Free by Servitude. Certificate no. 933/47.
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 27 (15). Tasmanian Archives - convicts. (prev. Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/13, Page Number 27 (15