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Thomas Hailstone

Thomas Hailstone, one of 300 convicts transported on the Lady Palmira [Palmyra], 04 March 1846

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Thomas Hailstone
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1798
Occupation: Ploughman
Date of Death: 28th November, 1870
Age: 72 years

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: Stealing fowls
Convicted at: Warwick. Warwick Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Palmyra
Departure date: 4th March, 1846
Arrival date: 22nd August, 1846
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 310 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 92, Class and Piece Number HO11/15, Page Number 46
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

D Wong on 18th September, 2016 wrote:

Thomas Hailstone was 47 years old on arrival.  He was born in Stitchford, Worcestershire.

Thomas was 5’ 6 ½” tall, fresh complexion, brown to grey hair, grey whiskers, hazel eyes, could read and write, widowed with 8 children.

2/4/1850: TOL
3/2/1852: CP
16/3/1853: COF

24/11/1856: Married Jane Peeling, a widow aged 51 – he was listed as a widower, farmer, aged 55.
Marriage registered at Brighton.

28/11/1870: Thomas died - Death Cause: died from wound inflicted upon himself when in a fit of D.T.

1/12/1870 The Mercury, Hobart:
Death in the Hospital.-The man Thomas Hailstone, who was admitted to the General
Hospital on the 20th November, having some days previously attempted to cut his throat, has
succumbed to the effects of the injury inflicted.
An inquest will be held.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 18th September, 2016 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1798 (prev. 0000), date of death: 28th November, 1870 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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