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Thomas Herring, one of 376 convicts transported on the Fairlie, 14 October 1833
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
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life span was 56 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 7 years
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/9, Page Number 238
||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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Carolyn Sim on 1st April, 2020 wrote:
Thomas S HERRING was born c.1814 at Bath, Somerset, England. He was tried at the Middlesex Session Peace in 1833, found guilty of stealing silverware, and sentenced to 7 years transportation to Australia. He travelled aboard the convict ship “Fairlie”, arriving in Botany Bay on 15 Feb 1834. He gained his Certificate of Freedom on June 24th, 1841. Thomas married Sarah Lofty KEMP on 29 March 1866 at Bathurst, New South Wales, Australia. They had three known children, 2 sons and a daughter. Thomas died on 18 January 1887 at Fish River, and was buried in the O’Connell Anglican Cemetery, O’Connell, Bathurst Regional Council, New South Wales, Australia.
D Wong on 1st April, 2020 wrote:
Thomas Herring was listed as 20 years old on arrival.
Native Place: Bath.
Thomas was literate, single, 5’6” tall, fair and freckled complexion, red hair, hazel eyes, eyes much inflamed, lost a front tooth right side of upper jaw, round scar inside upper part of left arm.
Sarah Lofty had been married to Robert Barton (England 1826) - they had 8 children.
Robert Barton died 21/11/1863 then Sarah married Thomas and had 3 more children.
Hannah Herring - b.13 Feb 1867
Thomas Herring - b.1869
Henry James Herring - b.20 Jan 1872
Convict Changes History
Carolyn Sim on 1st April, 2020 made the following changes:
date of birth: 1814 (prev. 0000), date of death: 1887 (prev. 0000), crime
D Wong on 1st April, 2020 made the following changes:
gender: m, occupation
Christine McIver on 5th May, 2020 made the following changes: