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Thomas Green

Thomas Green, one of 301 convicts transported on the Royal Admiral, March 1800

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Thomas Green
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1780
Occupation: Constable
Date of Death: 1815
Age: 35 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 61 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Assault and theft
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Royal Admiral
Departure date: March, 1800
Arrival date: 20th November, 1800
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 300 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/1, Page Number 268
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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Lindsay Swadling on 1st December, 2011 wrote:

Thomas had six children with Catherine Delaney/McLaughlin (convict via Rolla 1803). He disappeared in May 1815 while part of Governor Macquarie’s first trip over the new road to Bathurst (Sydney Gazette 17th June 1815).

Phil Hands on 20th March, 2018 wrote:

Tried and convicted at the Old Bailey on 3rd April 1799, for highway robbery, sentenced to death, this was later commuted to transportation for life.
Left England on 23rd May 1800.
Ship:- the ‘Royal Admiral’ sailed with 300 male convicts on board of which 43 died during the voyage.
Arrived on 20th November 1800.

Became a police constable in Green Hills until his disappearance while a member of Governor Macquarie’s party travelling across the newly-built road to Bathurst in May 1815.

Sydney Gazette Saturday 17th June 1815 p. 2

We are sorry to conjecture the more than probable loss of William Green, a constable of Windsor, of long established character as a useful member of the Police. - The day following that of His Excellency the GOVERNOR’S departure from Bathurst, he unfortunately left his remaining companions, and went away with some natives towards their encampment, and has not since been heard of; from which we must unwillingly conjecture, that he had lost his way and perished from want, or that he has fallen a victim to his own rashness in venturing among natives with whom we are so little acquainted.

Old Bailey Trial Transcription.
Reference Number: t17990403-26

227. THOMAS GREEN was indicted for making an assault, in a certain field, and open place, near the King’s highway, upon Sarah Jarvis , on the 28th of March , putting her in fear, and taking from her person a cap, value 12d. a silk bonnet, value 12d. a cloth cloak, value 10s. a pair of stays, value 6s. a shift, value 12d. a pair of woman’s leather shoes, value 12d. a child’s linen frock, value 18d. a silk handkerchief, value 12d. and a cotton handkerchief, value 18d. the property of James Jarvis .
SARAH JARVIS sworn. - Q. How old are you? - A. Turned of sixteen.
Q. Are you the daughter of James Jarvis? - A. Yes.
Q. Do you live in your father’s family? - A. Yes; at Longford.
Q. Is that in the county of Middlesex? - A. Yes.
Q. Whose property were the things mentioned in the indictment? - A. All my father’s property; they were taken from me last Thursday, between eleven and twelve o’clock in the forenoon; I had been at my sister’s, at Drayton , and was bringing these things home; I met the prisoner in a field, he came through a gap, and took hold of me; and then he took my bonnet, my cloak, and my cap off; he then went away to the gap, and then he came from the gap again, and ran after me; he did not ask me for my bundle, but I chucked him my bundle, and told him if he would not hurt me he should have the bundle; he picked up the bundle; then he ran after me, and threw me down; and then he went away with the bundle; I never saw him before that day.
Q. Were the things ever returned to you afterwards? - A. No.
JAMES JARVIS sworn. - I am the father of the last witness; the property that was lost was mine.
Q. Your daughter lives with you? - A. Yes.
Q. What has been her behaviour - has it been that of a modest, decent, good girl? - A. Nobody can say otherwise of her.
WILLIAM EAST sworn. - I apprehended the prisoner about half an hour after he had done the robbery, about half a mile beyond Drayton, on the Uxbridge road; he had a bundle with him. (The property was produced, and deposed to by the girl).
Q. (To East.) Do you know any thing of the prisoner? - A. No; he said he was a Shropshire man.
The prisoner did not say any thing in his defence.
GUILTY Death . (Aged 19.)
Tried by the first Middlesex Jury, before Lord KENYON

Convict Changes History

Lindsay Swadling on 1st December, 2011 made the following changes:

date of birth 1780-00-00, date of death 1815-00-00, gender m

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