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Thomas Flint

Thomas Flint, one of 277 convicts transported on the Belgravia, 04 April 1866

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Thomas Flint
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 10th January, 1842
Occupation: Groom
Date of Death: 18th October, 1905
Age: 63 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 59 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 8 years

Crime: Burglary
Convicted at: Yorkshire. Assizes Leeds
Sentence term: 8 years
Ship: Belgravia
Departure date: 4th April, 1866
Arrival date: 4th July, 1866
Place of arrival Western Australia
Passenger manifest Travelled with 276 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 93, Class and Piece Number HO11/19, Page Number 159 (82)
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

Michelle Hubbard on 1st December, 2016 wrote:

Crime detailed in the Sheffield Rotherham Independent on Tuesday the 20 of December 1864

Michelle Hubbard on 1st December, 2016 wrote:

Partner in crime William Sorridge.  Also on Belgravia

D Wong on 8th December, 2016 wrote:

20/12/1864 Sheffield Daily Telegraph South Yorkshire, England:
Thomas Flint and William Sorridge were indicted for a burglary in the house of John Wilkinson, at Boltonupon-Dearne, near Rotherliam, on the 8th instant.

William Sorridge was also on board.

Born - 10 Jan 1842 - Bolton Upon Dearne, Yorkshire, he was the son of William Flint and his wife Mary Flint nee Simpson.

Thomas was 24 years old on arrival, 5’6 1/4” tall, dark brown hair, light hazel eyes, sallow complexion, stout build, lost all teeth upper jaw.

16/1/1869: TOL
14/12/1872: CP

C1876: married Caroline Pike nee Gardiner (she was the widow of Thomas Gardiner) - they had 9 children.

19/10/1905 The West Australian, Perth:
FLINT.-The Friends of the late Thomas Flint (late ganger Government Railways) are
respectfully invited to follow his remains to the place of interment, the Anglican portion of the Midland Junction Cemetery.
The Funeral is appointed to leave Smith’s Mill THIS DAY (Thursday) by the 12.15 pm. train arriving at Midland Junction at 12.46 thence per road to Cemetery.
FARRALL BROS. and CO., Undertakers, Midland Junction.

21/10/1905 The Swan Express (Midland Junction, WA):
Smith’s Mill.
(From a Correspondent.)
An event which stirred the residents of Smith’s Mill occurred on Wednesday last, when Mr Thomas Flint, one of the earliest settlers of this township, passed away. Deceased was one of the best known men of the district, having been in the service of the Railway Department for 26 years, and having charge of the length of line from
Bellevue to Smith’s Mill. For a period of over 20 years he resided in Smith’s Mill, and was widely known and respected for his geniality and thoroughness. Mr. Flint was a native of Yorkshire, and came to this State over 30 years ago.
About a week previous to his death he contracted an attack of pneumonia, which, in spite of the attention of the medical adviser and those who nursed him—Mesdames
Burkenshaw, Clatworthy, and Tillbrook, Messrs W. Snowden and Martin—proved
fatal deceased passing peacefully away about 11 30 a.m. on Wednesday.

The employers of the township stopped their work in order to enable. their employees to attend the funeral, a good number taking advantage of the opportunity to show their respect. The funeral took place on Thursday, and previous to leaving the house an appropriate address was given by Mr. A. J. Wyle, who referred to the faithfulness
of deceased in his work, as testified to by the heads of the departments, and to his generosity, which was spontaneous and free.

Thomas Flint left a wife and eight children.

Wife Caroline died 20 February 1932 at Northam, Western Australia. She was buried at Midland, Western Australia.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 8th December, 2016 made the following changes:

date of birth: 10th January, 1842 (prev. 0000), date of death: 18th October, 1905 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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