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Thomas Holmit

Thomas Holmit, one of 200 convicts transported on the Ann, August 1809

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Thomas Holmit
Aliases: Lacey (alias), Almet
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

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

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 51 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: -
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Ann or Anne
Departure date: August, 1809
Arrival date: 27th February, 1810
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 199 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/1, Page Number 428
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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Anonymous on 7th June, 2011 wrote:

Real name is Lacey Thomas Anderson

Originally sentenced to death at Old Bailey. See:

Anonymous on 9th August, 2012 wrote:

This convict, Thomas HOLMIT alias Lacey Thomas Anderson. Transported for Housebreaking, sentenced to death, aged 15, but transported instead. When Thomas was transferred to Van Diemen’s Land, his name was recorded as "Almet".
Tasmanian Archive record:
Thomas Almet was convicted at London (crime not known) 17 May 1809 and given a Life sentence. He was first transported to New South Wales, per ‘Ann’ and then to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) on the ‘Union’, arriving there 1 Jan 1810. Convict no. 33810.
Colonial offences: Dec 1821 - Steal sheep - to forfeit Ticket of Leave.
26 Apr 1821 - Absent from Gang.
23 Jun 1823 - Not assisting Overseer of Constables to apprehend persons in act of absconding - 25 lashes.
21 Apr 1824 - Disobedience of orders - 25 lashes.
23 Nov 1826 - Out after hours.
3 Dec 1826 - Assault T. Dixon, freeman - discharged, no prosecution.
26 Apr 1828 - Idleness & insolence - T. Wheel 3 days.

Conditional Pardon no. 796 26 Feb 1836
Free Pardon no. 465 30 Jul 1839

Maureen Withey on 9th November, 2021 wrote:

Thomas Holmit, aged 15, was sentenced to death for housebreaking, along with two others, Joel Ware, aged 20, and John Fuller, aged 22.  In the report of his trial, it is stated that he was a chair carver. Joel Ware’s father David ware was tried with the others, but was found not guilty.


Tasmanian Record
List of Individuals resident in Van Diemens Land and their details, taken from the Indents of their respective ships. Date of document: 30 July 1829.

Thomas Holmit, alias Lacey. TL forfeited, per Anne 2 (Clark), 1810, tried at Middx GD, 17 May 1809, Life.

Maureen Withey on 9th November, 2021 wrote:

Tasmanian Conduct Record. CON31-1-1 Image 5

Convict Changes History

Maureen Withey on 9th November, 2021 made the following changes:

alias1: Lacey (alias) (prev. Lacey (Alias))

Maureen Withey on 9th November, 2021 made the following changes:

alias2: Almet, gender: m

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