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Thomas Featherstone

Thomas Featherstone, one of 200 convicts transported on the Asia, 13 August 1827

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Thomas Featherstone
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1808
Occupation: Labourer
Date of Death: 1st August, 1879
Age: 71 years

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 Life

Crime: Sacrilege
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Asia 1
Departure date: 13th August, 1827
Arrival date: 7th December, 1827
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 198 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/6, Page Number 250
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

Peta Kelly on 18th December, 2013 wrote:

Conduct record Archives Office of Tasmania
Convict number 323

D Wong on 20th December, 2013 wrote:

Thomas Featherstone was 20 years old on arrival in VDL and was tied at the Old Bailey:
WILLIAM WILLIAMS and THOMAS FEATHERSTONE were indicted for burglariously and sacrilegiously breaking and entering the parish chapel of St. Luke, Chelsea, in Middlesex, about the hour of twelve in the night of the 1st of February , at the said parish of St. Luke, Chelsea, with intent to steal, and stealing therein 2 brass chandeliers, value 20l.; 3 brass rods, value 10s., and 2 cushions, value 20s. , the goods of the parishioners of the said parish of St. Luke, Chelsea .

1832: Assigned to William Ashburner
1837: Was a Constable - fined for disorderly conduct.

1837: Married Elizabeth Crouch, who died 4/9/1848 at the Blue Bell Inn.  Inquest: Being drunk and excessively intoxicated and then was subject to convulsions and died, aged 36.  No children found.

24/2/1837: TOL
3/1/1841: CP

15/9/1848: Married Sarah Brown, aged 26 “Emma Eugenia”.  Thomas was free and a Licenced Victualler.  They had 5 children.
Sarah died 27/7/1862, at the time Thomas held the licence of the “Lennox Arms”.

Thomas then held the licence of the “Gordon Highlander” at Sorrell.

19/5/1864: Married Mary Ann Smith, a widow, aged 50.  Mary died 31/10/1875.

Thomas was buried with his 2nd wife, Sarah Brown and both are buried at St Luke’s Cemetery, Richmond, Tasmania.

Convict Changes History

Peta Kelly on 18th December, 2013 made the following changes:


Peta Kelly on 18th December, 2013 made the following changes:

date of death 1st August, 1879, occupation

D Wong on 20th December, 2013 made the following changes:

date of birth 1808, date of death 1st August, 1879, gender, occupation

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