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Thomas Harrison

Thomas Harrison, one of 170 convicts transported on the Bussorah Marchant, 24 March 1828

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Thomas Harrison
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1795
Occupation: Labourer
Date of Death: 15th November, 1831
Age: 36 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 57 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: House breaking
Convicted at: Stafford Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Bussorah Merchant
Departure date: 24th March, 1828
Arrival date*: 24th November, 1828
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 169 other convicts
* Arrival date is estimated


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/6, Page Number 362
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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Penny-Lyn Beale on 16th December, 2020 wrote:

New South Wales, Australia, Convict Records, Convicts Deaths. Effects of Deceased Convicts, - 38/0634

Name; Thomas Harrison
Ship. Buss Merchant
Amount; 1. £.  0 Shillings 3. Pence. Deposited in the Savings Bank of New South Wales
Date of Death; 1831, 15 Nov

New South Wales, Australia, Convict Indents.
Ship; Bussorah Merchant - 1828
No; 136
Thomas Harrison. Age; 33 [1795]
Read, Single
Native County; Staffordshire
Trade; ? Labourer
Offence; House Breaking
Trial; Stafford - 2 Aug 1827 - Life.
Height; 5 ft.
Complexion; Ruddy & pock pitted
Hair; Dark Brown
Eyes; Hazel
Assigned Mr Wylde, Cabramatta
Additional Remarks; DIED at Port Macquarie, 15 Nov 1831

Convict Changes History

Penny-Lyn Beale on 16th December, 2020 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1795 (prev. 0000), date of death: 15th November, 1831 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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