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Thomas Halfpenny

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Thomas Halfpenny
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1802
Occupation: Labourer
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 53 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Larceny
Convicted at: Ireland, Tipperary
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Richard Webb
Departure date: 13th October, 1841
Arrival date: 9th March, 1842
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 8 other convicts


Primary source: Tasmanian Archives - convict records
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Community Contributions

Nell Murphy on 12th January, 2017 wrote:

Thomas HALFPENNY was convicted at Tipperary, Ireland on 24 June 1841 for larceny - stealing a quantity of cloth. 7 yr transportation sentence. Gaol Report: “extremely well conducted”. Sent to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) per the ‘Richard Webb’ arriving 4 March 1842. Ship’s Report: “Conduct good”.

Aged 40yrs; married man; 5 children; labourer; Roman Catholic.
Native Place: Tipperary.

His wife Mary was convicted in Dec 1841 and also transported to VDL (per the ship ‘Hope’) with all 5 children. Link to her record: http://www.convictrecords.com.au/convicts/halfpenny/mary/134281

15 mth Probation Period in the Colony.
Clear Conduct Record.
6 Sept 1845: Ticket of Leave granted.
4 July 1848: Certificate of Freedom.

1848: Daughter Johanna Halfpenny applied for permission to marry Thomas Kettle.

12 Jan 1852: Thomas Halfpenny departed from Launceston, Tasmania on the ship ‘Pearl’, steerage, free by servitude, ‘Richard Webb’ ship to Colony, for Melbourne, Victoria. Accompanied by Margaret Halfpenny (daughter). (No return to VDL found, but could have been in latter years?)
Wife Mary Halfpenny also left VDL, on 20 Aug 1852 per the ‘Yarra Yarra’, steerage, free by servitude, ship to Colony - ‘Hope’. A Thomas Halfpenny is also listed on that ship and date.

Nell Murphy on 12th January, 2017 wrote:

Daughter Ellen Halfpenny:
Married - to George SMITH. Child George William Smith b. 23 Aug 1850, Launceston, Tasmania. (Ref. 33/1/23 no. 2863)

Convict Changes History

Nell Murphy on 12th January, 2017 made the following changes:

convicted at, term: 7 years, voyage, source: Tasmanian Archives - convict records (prev. ), firstname: Thomas, surname: Halfpenny, alias1: , alias2: , alias3: , alias4: , date of birth: 1802, date of death: 0000, gender: m, occupation, crime

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