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Thomas Hosking, one of 389 convicts transported on the Moffatt, 10 August 1842
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
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life span was 61 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 10 years
10th August, 1842
28th November, 1842
|Place of arrival
||Van Diemen's Land
Travelled with 390 other convicts
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/13, Page Number 179 (91). 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 13th March, 2019 wrote:
Thomas HOSKING was convicted at Cornwall, England on 4 Aug 1841 for rape. He stated he and 2 friends (Benjamin Knight & Henry E…) had raped a 30 yr old woman. 10 yr sentence. Hulk Report: “good”. All transported to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) per the “Moffatt” 1842. Ship surgeon’s report: “well behaved”.
Aged 19yrs; single man; copper miner; 5’7 1/4” height; Roman Catholic; can read.
Native place of birth: Cornwall
Brothers: William & Christopher
Sisters: Mary, Betsy & Jane
Colony of VDL:
19 months Probation Period. Prison Barracks, Hobart.
21 Nov 1848: Ticket of eave granted.
25 Aug 1851: Free Certificate issued.
Convict Changes History
Nell Murphy on 13th March, 2019 made the following changes:
source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/13, Page Number 179 (91). Tasmanian Archives - convict records. (prev. Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/13, Page Numb