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Thomas Hanbury

Thomas Hanbury, one of 305 convicts transported on the Maitland, 19 March 1840

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Thomas Hanbury
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1820
Occupation: Labourer
Date of Death: -
Age: -

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 10 years

Crime: Pocket picking
Convicted at: Lancaster, Liverpool Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 10 years
Ship: Maitland
Departure date: 19th March, 1840
Arrival date: 14th July, 1840
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 305 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/12, Page Number 165 (84)
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 28th November, 2018 wrote:

24/10/1839 Liverpool Mail Lancashire, England:

Thomas Hanbury and Margaret Hanbury, for stealing 10s. 6d., the property of John Jebb.

No ship found for Margaret Hanbury.

Thomas Hanbury was 20 years old on arrival: Native Place; Liverpool.

Thomas was illiterate, catholic, single, 5’7½” tall, fair ruddy and much freckled complexion, brown hair, hazel eyes, nose broad, small scar on right cheek, blue spot back of right wrist.

Thomas is not listed on NSW Gov. Convict Records.

May have been sent to Moreton Bay - found no records on QLD BDM.

31/10/1846 The Moreton Bay Courier, Qld:
ABSENT WITHOUT LEAVE.-At the Police-office,
on Tuesday, two prisoners of the crown, named John Fitzsimmons and Thomas Hanbury, were placed at the bar, charged with being drunk and absent from quarters without leave on Sunday night last. The Police Magistrate ordered them to be confined in, the cells for fourteen days.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 28th November, 2018 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1820 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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