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Thomas Hall

Thomas Hall, one of 219 convicts transported on the Ocean, August 1815

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Thomas Hall
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1783
Occupation: Quarryman
Date of Death: 11th May, 1821
Age: 38 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 7 years

Crime: Horse theft
Convicted at: Sussex Assizes
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Ocean
Departure date: August, 1815
Arrival date: 30th January, 1816
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 220 other convicts

References

Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/2, Page Number 241 (122)
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

Barry Sylvester on 4th October, 2016 wrote:

Thomas Hall was my ggg grandfather… Thomas and his brother William arrived on the Ocean in January 1816..Thomas drowned in middle Harbour Sydney in May of 1821[about the 12th].. Thomas was out collecting lime for the Government when he and other member’s of his party disappeared [presumed drowned], never to be seen again… A report on the incident appeared in the Sydney Gazzette, 19th May 1821…Sarah his wife, was left to fend for her five children, soon to be six.. Sarah placed three of her children one of which was my gg grandmother Harriet Hall, in the female orphanage at Parammatta..In 1822 Sarah, m. another convict William Jones [Alias Milkey],per Baring 1821…

Denis Pember on 11th March, 2017 wrote:

The Muster and Census details show the family, although there is some confusion regarding Sarah’s surname…
1822 muster
Hall, Sarah, came free, Mary Ann, wife of W. Jones, Sydney
Hall, Harriett, orphan asylum, Parramatta
Hall, Thomas, 9, came free, son to S. Hall Sydney
Hall, Sophia, Orphan institution, Parramatta
Hall, Susan, Orphan institution, Parramatta
Hall, Mary Ann, 12, born in the colony, child of Mrs. Jones, Sydney
Hall, John, 3, born in the colony, child of Mrs. Jones, Sydney
Hall, Martha, 1, child of Mrs. Jones, Sydney.

In 1825 it is even more confused… sarah mentioned twice!
1825 muster (1823-1825)
Jones, William, Baring, 1819, 14 years, government servant to Richard Porter, settler, Kissing Point or a Mary Hutchinson, Sydney.
Jones, Mary Ann, 15, came free, Mariner, child of William Jones, Richmond.
Jones, Sarah, came free, Mary Ann, wife of ditto.
Jones, John, 6, born in the colony, child of ditto.
Jones, Martha, 4, born in the colony, child of ditto.
also….....
Hall, John, 7, born in the colony, son of Sarah Hall, Richmond.
Hall, Harriet, 12, born in the colony, orphan school, Parramatta.
Hall, Sarah, came free, Mary Ann, 1816, wife of Wm. Hall, Sydney.
Hall, Sophia, 11, born in the colony, orphan school, Parramatta.
Hall, Susan, 9, born in the colony, orphan school, Parramatta.

Denis Pember on 11th March, 2017 wrote:

Sainty & Johnson; 1828 Census of New South Wales:
Page 215….
[Ref J0931] Jones, William, 30, free by servitude, Baring, 1814, 14 years, servant to Lt Thorp, Blacks Creek.
[Ref J0932] Jones, Sarah, 34, came free, Mary Ann, 1816.
[Ref J0933] Jones, William, 3, born in the colony.

Nita Fraser on 14th March, 2017 wrote:

Thomas Had 3 more children in NSW Sussanah born 15.5.1817[ Thomas was assigned to Sarah] John born 24.8.1819 last child Martha born 19.7.1821 after Thomas,s drowning in Middle harbor Sarah married William Jones and had 2 more children William born 18.9.1825 and Sarah born 1839 Sarah Brookes Hall Jones is buried at Fordwich in the hunter valley 21.9.1872 and William Jones buried Gunnedah Thomas Halls parents were John Hall and Hannah Diplock of Maresfield Sussex I have christening certificates to prove my information I am descendent of Sussanah Hall

Convict Changes History

Barry Sylvester on 4th October, 2016 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1783 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

Denis Pember on 11th March, 2017 made the following changes:

date of death: 11th May, 1821 (prev. 0000)

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