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Thomas Hadfield

Thomas Hadfield, one of 156 convicts transported on the Princess Royal, 28 September 1822

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Thomas Hadfield
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

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

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: Highway robbery
Convicted at: Chester Session of Pleas
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Princess Royal
Departure date: 28th September, 1822
Arrival date: 9th March, 1823
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 155 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/4, Page Number 214
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

Ian Lawton on 28th October, 2013 wrote:

He was convicted with three others who also were transported, James Schofield, George Scofield and John Taylor Their crime was perpretated on my ancestor James Lawton of Saddleworth,then west Yorkshire.

D Wong on 29th October, 2013 wrote:

Thomas was a Clothier/Sorter, born in Yorkshire, he had a wife and 5 children, 3 of them were quite young.

131 people of Saddleworth, Yorkshire signed a petition for Thomas, James Schofield and George Schofield, for clemency.

17/3/1823: On list of convicts forwarded to Bathurst for distribution.

Apr-Jul 1823: On establishment of Allan Cunningham from Bathurst to Interior.

23/7/1823: Returned to Government after accompanying Allan Cunningham as packhorse leader.

5/9/1823: On list of prisoners assigned: Listed had Hatfield.

18/5/1824: Petition to have his family sent out at Government expense.

17/10/1825: On lists of convicts employed by George Marshall of Sydney. George Marshall was a blanket maker and clothier, he was also a freed convict.

5/11/1825: Convict in the service of George Marshall at two successive musters.

1832: TOL, Sydney
1/2/1845: CP

No confirmed death date found for Thomas.

Convict Changes History

Ian Lawton on 28th October, 2013 made the following changes:

gender, crime

D Wong on 29th October, 2013 made the following changes:


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