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Thomas Hester, one of 250 convicts transported on the London, 15 March 1844
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
|Date of Birth:
||Farmer & ploughman
|Date of Death:
life span was 56 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 7 years
||Middlesex, City of Westminster Quarter Sessions
15th March, 1844
9th July, 1844
|Place of arrival
||Van Diemen's Land
Travelled with 249 other convicts
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/14, Page Number 42. Tasmanian Archives - convict records.
||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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Nell Murphy on 12th May, 2017 wrote:
Thomas HESTER was convicted at Middlesex, London on 27 Dec 1843 for obtaining a bridle and saddle under false pretence. Previous conviction for stealing. 7yr transportation sentence. Sent to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) per the ship ‘London’ arriving 10 July 1844. Ship Surgeon’s Report: “exemplary”.
Aged 41yrs; single man; farm labourer & ploughman, Protestant, literate, ruddy complexion, red hair, Hazel eyes.
Native place of birth: Longford, near Windsor.
Sister: Louisa (ref. family details as recorded on Convict Indent)
In the Colony:
15 mth Probation Period.
Station Gang: Maria Island (off the east coast of Tasmania) Emerged from Gang Oct 1845.
11 January 1848: Ticket of Leave granted.
1849: Larceny, under 5 pounds. Ticket of Leave revoked.
27 Aug 1850: Ticket of Leave restored.
10 April 1854: Charged with embezzling 15 pounds. 2 yrs imprisonment - at New Norfolk.
25 April 1857: Free Certificate.
Convict Changes History
Nell Murphy on 12th May, 2017 made the following changes:
source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/14, Page Number 42. Tasmanian Archives - convict records. (prev. Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/14, Page Number 42),