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Thomas Gardiner, one of 280 convicts transported on the Aboukir, 24 December 1851
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
|Date of Birth:
||Stone and marble cutter
|Date of Death:
||7th January, 1909
life span was 54 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 7 years
||Worcester, Worcester Quarter Sessions
24th December, 1851
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]
Travelled with 279 other convicts
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 92, Class and Piece Number HO11/17, Page Number 317 (161) https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Gardiner-4212
||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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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   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  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:
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