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Thomas Goodwin

Thomas Goodwin, one of 184 convicts transported on the Woodford, 29 April 1828

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Thomas Goodwin
Aliases: Godwin
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1803
Occupation: Labourer
Date of Death: 26th February, 1830
Age: 27 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 59 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Felony
Convicted at: Warwick Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Woodford
Departure date: 29th April, 1828
Arrival date: 25th August, 1828
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 183 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/6, Page Number 387 (195)
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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D Wong on 20th September, 2018 wrote:

5/9/1827 Leicester Herald Leicestershire, England:

Thomas Goodwin, for assaulting at Aston, Jane Lee, with a felonious intent.

Thomas Godwin was listed as 25 years old, born in Birmingham.

Transported for a ‘Felony’ which was a rape.

Thomas was 5’4½” tall, brown hair, grey eyes, long scar under the under lip, T.C. and a cross inside right arm, red mole near inside right wrist.

22/11/1828: Assigned to a Mr Thompson.

24/8/1829: Committed for trial for unlawfully and maliciously stabbing cutting a woman, Mary Ann Hamilton with intent to murder her.

18/7/1829 The Hobart Town Courier:
A man named Thomas Goodwin, an assigned servant in town, on Saturday last after attempting to cut the throat of a young woman, endeavoured to put a period to his own existence in a similar manner.
Fortunately neither of the attempts was successful, and they are both likely to recover. Goodwin is in
custody for the offence. Sentenced to death.

26/2/1830: Executed for Cutting and Maining.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 20th September, 2018 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1803 (prev. 0000), date of death: 26th February, 1830 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

D Wong on 19th May, 2019 made the following changes:

alias1: Godwin

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