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Thomas Garland, one of 189 convicts transported on the Duke of Portland, January 1807
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
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life span was 61 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to Life
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/1, Page Number 392
||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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D Wong on 30th June, 2019 wrote:
This Thomas Garland was sentenced to Life.
THOMAS GARLAND, JOHN DAVIS.
29th May 1805
Verdict Guilty; Guilty > with recommendation
Sentence Death; Death
THOMAS GARLAND and JOHN DAVIS were indicted for burglariously breaking and entering the dwelling-house of Sarah Curtis, widow, John Lloyd and Elizabeth his wife being in the said house, about the hour of seven in the afternoon, on the 28th of April, and feloniously stealing therein one silk purse, value 1 d. sixteen dollars, value 4 l. ten guineas, twenty-six half-guineas, twelve seven-shilling pieces, 160 shillings, 40 sixpences, 960 penny-pieces, 480 halfpence, and two Bank notes, value 1 l. each, the property of Sarah Curtis, widow.
The prisoners left their defence to their Counsel.
Davis called one witness, who gave him a good character.
Garland, GUILTY, Death, aged 19.
Davis, GUILTY, Death, aged 24.
The Jury recommended Davis to mercy, on account of the slight evidence against him.
Thomas Garland of the Duke of Portland was in Hobart Town in 1811.
2/10/1813 Sydney Gazette:
George Watts, William Clark, William Field, and Thomas Garland, were indicted for stealing out of the dwelling-house of the said Mr. John Ingle, at Hobart Town, a promissory note, value 4l. 10. one ditto, value 6l. 10s. and another ditto, value 17l. 17s. 6d.__Watts guilty__seven years transportation. All the others acquitted.
10/8/1816 Hobart Town Gazette:
Absconded from the town gang.
17/8/1816 Hobart Town Gazette:
From a recent information it appears that Thomas Garland, a prisoner and Bush Ranger (said to be the companion of George Watts), was drowned some time ago in attempting to cross a part of the River Derwent.
**There is also a death listed for Thomas Garland, aged 75, who died at Morven on 26/1/1856.
Convict Changes History
Donna Garland on 30th June, 2019 made the following changes:
convicted at, term: 7 years (prev. 99 years), voyage, gender: m, occupation, crime
D Wong on 30th June, 2019 made the following changes:
term: 99 years (prev. 7 years), voyage, date of birth: 1786 (prev. 0000), occupation, crime