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Thomas Goff, one of 156 convicts transported on the Speke, 13 December 1820
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
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life span was 54 years*
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Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 7 years
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/3, Page Number 425 (214)
||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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Tony Beale on 18th February, 2021 wrote:
Old Bailey Online (DOB states 1802)
915. THOMAS GOUGH was indicted for breaking and entering the dwelling-house of Thomas Milburn , about two o’clock in the afternoon of the 30th of June (no person being therein,) and stealing one coat, value 15 s.; two pair of pantaloons, value 15 s.; one shirt, value 7 s., and two blankets, value 3 s., his property .
THOMAS MILBURN . I am an officer of the Customs , and live at Stepney . On the 30th of June, about eight o’clock in the morning, I went out and locked the house up - one of the windows might have been left open to the air in. I returned about five, and found the neighbours round the house. A window was open, and also a door which had been unlocked inside - the house stands alone. I missed this property, which was all safe when I went out. Different articles in the house were moved and had marks of sooty fingers.
WILLIAM NORTH . I am twelve years old. On the day of the robbery I met the prisoner, who was dressed as a chimney-sweeper. I saw him look over the bank of a field opposite the prosecutor’s house - he said,
“I will get it now if I can.” I went to see what it was. He went to the garden door and knocked at the front door - two other sweeps were with him. He asked me if I belonged to the house? I said No. He then said,
“What are you looking at?” I went and told my mother. I saw him brought out of the house in about a quarter of an hour.
SARAH MARSHALL . I live next door but one to Milburn. On the 30th of June I was cleaning the first-floor window; my father was passing, and said he believed some one was breaking into Milburn’s house. I went, and found the garden-gate broken open - I also saw a window open. My father being lame, told me to get in at the window - I got in, and he stood outside. I saw the house had been rifled, and searched two rooms. I thought I heard a noise in the third room, went in, and heard a noise in the chimney. I called my father; he went to see that the person did not get out at the top. I put my hands up, laid hold of his leg, and pulled him down - it was the prisoner - I brought him out to my father through a door, which was open - he was secured. The drawers were open, and sooty marks on the linen.
ROBERT CHRISTIAN . I am an officer. I took the prisoner in charge. He asked for his hat, and said it was on the stove - I found it there.
Prisoner’s Defence. I was returning from Stratford, and went in to ask if the chimnies wanted doing; the woman shoved me into the house, she did not find me in the chimney.
GUILTY . Aged 17.
Of stealing only.
Transported for Seven Years .
Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Baron Graham .
New South Wales, Australia, Certificates of Freedom, 11/10/1827 Cert no 27/943. States born 1801 5’ 3 1/2”. Ruddy complexion sandy brown hair brown eyes. Sent to Port Macquarie 27/9/1823 for running away from Emu Plains. per ship Lady Nelson
Convict Changes History
Tony Beale on 18th February, 2021 made the following changes:
alias1: Gough, date of birth: 1801 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime