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Thomas Gardiner

Thomas Gardiner, one of 280 convicts transported on the Aboukir, 24 December 1851

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Thomas Gardiner
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1829
Occupation: Stone and marble cutter
Date of Death: 7th January, 1909
Age: 80 years

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 7 years

Crime: Housebreaking
Convicted at: Worcester, Worcester Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Aboukir
Departure date: 24th December, 1851
Arrival date: 20th February, 1852
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land and Norfolk Island. [These convicts appear to have all landed in Van Diemen's Land]
Passenger manifest Travelled with 279 other convicts

References

Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 92, Class and Piece Number HO11/17, Page Number 317 (161) https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Gardiner-4212
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

Gayle Stilgoe on 14th July, 2020 wrote:

Married convict Ann Cassady (Aurora (2), 15 Aug 1853.

Gail Robyn Newman on 15th April, 2021 wrote:

Thomas Gardiner was baptised on 3 Jul 1829 in Burghill, Hereford, England. Father: Thomas Gardiner Mother: Anne.

He was convicted and sentenced for Housebreaking, stealing a gun at the Worcester, Worcester Quarter Sessions, to seven years transportation to Van Diemen’s Land, Australia. He departed 7 Dec 1851 from London on ‘Aboukir’.

Thomas was described as Trade: Stone Cutter, Height: 5’5” tall, Age 23, Complexion: Fresh, Head: Oval, Hair: dark brown, Whiskers: do, Visage: Oval, Forehead: High, Eyebrows: Dark, Eyes: hazel, Nose: Medium, Mouth: Wide, Chin Medium, C of E, can R&W a little.

When he arrived in Hobart Town, Thomas was sent to work for L G Harris, West Goulburn. Thomas Gardiner gained his Ticket of Leave on 5 July 1853.

Thomas Gardiner (24) married Ann Cassady (1833-1884) (21) at St. George Church of England, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia on 15 Aug 1853 [5] [6] and their children were Thomas Gardiner (1853-), Female Gardener (1858-1907), Elizabeth Gardiner (1858-1874), Henry Gardiner (1859-), Richard Gardiner (1861-), Catherine (Gardiner) Hansen (1866-1945), Alice Gardiner (1868-) and George Alfred Gardiner (1871-).

Thomas died on 7 January 1909 at Hobart, Tasmania, Australia [7] GARDINER. — On January 7, 1909, at Hobart, Thomas, relict of the late Ann Gardiner, in the 79th year of his age. Funeral will leave his daughter’s residence, Murray-street, on Friday (This Day), the 8th inst., at 3 p.m., for Queenborough Cemetery. Family Notices (1909, January 8). The Mercury (Hobart, Tas. : 1860 - 1954), p. 1.

Convict Changes History

Gayle Stilgoe on 14th July, 2020 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1829 (prev. 0000), date of death: 7th January, 1909 (prev. 0000), occupation, crime

Iris Dunne on 14th July, 2020 made the following changes:

gender: m

Gail Robyn Newman on 15th April, 2021 made the following changes:

source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 92, Class and Piece Number HO11/17, Page Number 317 (161) https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Gardiner-4212 (prev. Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 92, Class and Piece Number HO11/17, Page

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