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Thomas Goddard

Thomas Goddard, one of 112 convicts transported on the Proteus, 12 April 1831

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Thomas Goddard
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

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

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 60 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: -
Convicted at: Wilts. Special Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Proteus
Departure date: 12th April, 1831
Arrival date: 3rd August, 1831
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 111 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/8, Page Number 86
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

Maureen Withey on 14th November, 2019 wrote:

National Archives - petition.HO 17/50/87


1 individual petition (Susan Goddard, wife) and 3 collective petitions (2 independent ministers of Hungerford and Ramsbury, 7 magistrates and yeomen and 90 people of Ramsbury including the Vicar from when he was in Van Diemen’s Land) on behalf of Thomas Goddard, tanner, convicted at Wiltshire Special Assize, Salisbury in December 1830 for robbery from Richard Church. There is also a letter from Mr Wilks presenting the petition, a request from Mr Palmer asking for permission for Goddard to be allowed to pay for his passage to Van Diemen’s Land so as to arrive a free man, and a character reference from Mr Pelfs. Grounds for clemency: his wife and child have lost their only support, he was with the rioters only one day, he did not intend to do harm, prisoner is very religious, he was there to stop harm being done, previous good character, youth (27), a good husband, father and employer. The magistrates and yeomen recommend that he should not serve less than 7 years as he has three other charges which should be taken into consideration. Initial sentence: death commuted to 7 years transportation. Annotated: permission cannot be granted to pay for passage: nil. HP21
Date:  1831-1835

Maureen Withey on 14th November, 2019 wrote:

National Archives - Medical Journal by Surgeon of Proteus, 6 April - 8 Aug 1831.
ADM 101/62/2/3
Thomas was reported sick by the surgeon on board ship:
Thomas Goddard, aged 28; sick or hurt, homorrhois; put on sick list, 20 June 1831. Discharged 24 June 1831 cured.

Convict Changes History

Maureen Withey on 14th November, 2019 made the following changes:

gender: m

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