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Thomas Fitkin, one of 270 convicts transported on the Bengal Merchant, 24 March 1838
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
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/11, Page Number 212
||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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Anonymous on 12th July, 2012 wrote:
Thomas Fitkin was 24 years old when indicted for stealing 1 handkerchief, value 8s., the goods of George Pope.
16/3/1843: TOL Parramatta.
13/3/1847: Assaulted by Michael Maher.
There were quite a few assaults, both upon and made by the Fitkin’s in the 1840’s and 1850’s. By this time he had married Elizabeth ??? and moved to Bathurst.
1895: Elizabeth Fitkin died aged 80 of heart disease at Bathurst Hospital.
8/4/1897: Died - Thomas Fitkin who had lived with his wife in upper Lambert Street, Bathurst, upward of half a centry died at the Benevolent Home. His wife died 2 years ago and he could no longer take proper care of himself.
They had no children.
Convict Changes History
Anonymous on 12th July, 2012 made the following changes:
date of birth 1814-00-00, date of death 1897-00-00, gender m