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Timothy Fordham, one of 320 convicts transported on the Lord Lyndoch, 07 September 1840
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
|Date of Birth:
||1st July, 1804
||Frs labourer & ploughman
|Date of Death:
||24th July, 1877
life span was 51 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 15 years
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/12, Page Number 211 (107)
||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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John Lee on 20th December, 2014 wrote:
Inside his left arm was scratched
Timothy Fordham b.1804
D Wong on 21st December, 2014 wrote:
Timothy Fordham was 36 years old on arrival in VDL and was transported for ‘killing 2 sheep’.
Timothy was born in Little Swartham, he was married, wife Ann and 3 children.
Mother: Sarah Miller
Brothers: John, William, Edward
Sisters: Elizabeth and Rachel at Native Place.
Timothy was illiterate, Baptist, 5’8” tall, brown hair, light brown eyes, his name and date of birth tattooed inside left arm.
20/7/1855: aged 49, a farmer, married Mary Mattaky aged 40 at New Norfolk.
Mary died 24/6/1871 aged 54 of Phthisis, informant was Timothy Fordham, husband, near Bridgewater.
24/7/1877: Timothy died aged 73 at New Norfolk, Tasmania of Hydrothorax. Informant was Eliza Banyard, daughter, Bridge Water.
Pat Fordham on 17th September, 2015 wrote:
Timothy is from Swaffham Bulbeck, a village in Cambridgeshire. The village was referred to as “Little Swaffham” up until mid 19th century.
“Great Swaffham” referred to modern day neighbouring village,Swaffham Prior.
Convict Changes History
John Lee on 20th December, 2014 made the following changes:
date of birth: 1804 (prev. 0000)
D Wong on 21st December, 2014 made the following changes:
date of birth: 1st July, 1804 (prev. 1804), date of death: 24th July, 1877 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime