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Thomas Bennett Gard

Thomas Bennett Gard, one of 156 convicts transported on the Arab, 03 July 1822

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Thomas Bennett Gard
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1802
Occupation: Shoemaker
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 54 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Breaking and entering and stealing
Convicted at: Wilts. Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Arab
Departure date: 3rd July, 1822
Arrival date: 6th November, 1822
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 155 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/4, Page Number 185 (93)
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

Jared Gard on 18th December, 2012 wrote:


Maureen Withey on 17th April, 2019 wrote:

Salisbury. The following prisoners were tried and sentenced as under: Death –.... T. B. Card, T. Smith and W. Gale, for burglary and robbery in the house of Rachel Gale at Steeple Ashton, ...(All the above prisoners, nineteen in number, have been reprieved.) Salisbury and Winchester Journal, 18 Mar 1822

Maree DC on 27th May, 2019 wrote:

Father Robert Gard was transported in 1819 (aged 59)
Married Mary Bailey in 1831 and moved to South Australia 1850’s.
Date of death unknown

Maureen Withey on 12th July, 2019 wrote:

Hulk Report, National Archives, HO9-9-3. p.1
Received on hulk from Fisherton Gaol, 1 May 1822, with 13 other prisoners.

T. B. Gard, age 19, convicted at New Sarum for a felony, 9 Mar 1822, sentence, Life, left hulk for NSW, 29 Jun ‘22.

Convict Changes History

Jared Gard on 18th December, 2012 made the following changes:

gender, occupation, crime

Maree DC on 27th May, 2019 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1802 (prev. 0000), crime

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