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Thomas Foster

Thomas Foster, one of 210 convicts transported on the Augusta Jessie, 27 September 1834

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Thomas Foster
Aliases: none
Gender: -

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: -
Occupation: -
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Median life span was 52 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: -
Convicted at: Sussex Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Augusta Jessie
Departure date: 27th September, 1834
Arrival date: 22nd January, 1835
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 209 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/9, Page Number 450
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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Anonymous on 21st July, 2011 wrote:

Baptised:- 16-Jun-1789, Yalding, Kent
Married:- 6-Nov-1815, Yalding, Kent
Resident of:-
1817 Iden, Sussex (farmer)
1819 Winchelsea, Sussex (husbandman)
1821/31/34 Winchelsea, Sussex (schoolmaster)
Apr-Jul 1834 Hastings Gaol

26-Jul-1834 Found guilty of ‘ttering a bill of acceptance, knowing it to be forged.

Jul-Sep-1834 onboard prison hulk ‘Hardy’ near Portsmouth, Hampshire

1835- Convict musters at Launceston & Norfolk Plains, Tasmania
1841/3- Westbury, Tas (assigned to Thomas Field)

1843- Ticket-of-Leave
(See Launceston Examiner 14/2/1843)

1847- Conditional Pardon
(See Launceston Examiner 25/9/1847)

1852- poss departed for Melbourne as ‘free English gold seeker’ aboard ‘Swordfish’ (12-Jun)

Anonymous on 21st July, 2011 wrote:

16/06/1789- Baptisted- Yalding, Kent
06/11/1815- Married- Yalding, Kent
1817 -Resident- Iden,Sussex (farmer)
1819/31/34- Resident- Winchelsea,Sussex
Apr 1834- Resident- Town Gaol, Hastings, Sussex
26-Jul-1834 Found guilty of presenting a forged bill of acceptance at a bank in Hastings.
Jul-Sep-1834- Resident- ‘Hardy’ prison hulk, Portsmouth
1835- Resident -Launceston & Norfolk Plains
1841/3 - Resident- Westbury
(assigned to Thomas Field)
1843 Ticket-of-Leave
1847 Conditional pardon
1853 poss left Tasmania for Melbourne aboard ‘Swordfish’, (10/06/1852)

Anonymous on 21st July, 2011 wrote:

Born in 1789 at Yalding, Kent.

Apr 1834 -Farmer and schoolmaster from Winchelsea, Sussex. Arrested & imprisoned in Hastings, Sussex

26-Jul-1834 Found guilty of forging a bill of acceptance for £90 at Sussex.

Jul-Sep-1834 Onboard prison hulk ‘Hardy’, near Portsmouth.

1835 Launceston & Norfolk Plains

1841/3 Westbury

1843 Ticket-of-Leave

1847 Conditional Pardon

1852 poss left Tasmania for Melbourne onboard ‘Swordfish’ (12/6/1852)

Anonymous on 3rd August, 2011 wrote:

Baptised:- 16-Jun-1789 in Yalding, Kent
Married:- 6-Nov-1815 also in Yalding, Kent
April 1834- farmer/ schoolmaster resident of Winchelsea, Sussex. Imprisoned in Hastings Gaol pending Assizes- Charged with passing a forged letter of acceptance for £90.
26-Jul-1834; found guilty & sentenced to transportation for live.(see ‘The Times 1-Aug)
Jul-Sep 1834: Onboard prison hulk ‘Hardy’ in Portsmouth Harbour.

1835: Attended convict musters at both Launceston and Norfolk Plains.
1841/3: Attended convict musters at Westbury.
1843: Ticket-of-Leave granted- (see Launceston Examiner 14-Feb)
1847: Conditional Pardon- (see- Launceston Examiner 25-Sep)
12-Jun-1852 Prob departs for Melbourne as ‘free English gold seeker’ aboard the ‘Swordfish’

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