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Thomas Ibbotson, one of 220 convicts transported on the Elizabeth, 03 October 1831
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
|Date of Birth:
|Date of Death:
||6th July, 1840
life span was 59 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to Life
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/8, Page Number 192
||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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Leslie Goddard on 23rd May, 2016 wrote:
This is an account of how Thomas died while excessively intoxicated.
The Hobart Town Courier and Van Diemen’s Land Gazette Tas. : Friday 10 July 1840
COACH ACCIDENT.-A serious accident happened to the Launceston coach on its way to Hobart Town on Monday last, by which the driver Thomas Ibbotson, better known as ” John the Coachman,” lost his life.
It appears, from the testimony of the passengers, that Ibbotson, who had been horse dealing, had become excessively intoxicated, and upon arriving at a place called Weeden’s Hill, about a mile and a-half the other side of Oatlands, while making a des- perate effort to stop the speed of the horses, was pulled off the box .
He fell upon his head between the wheelers and thence to the ground, when the wheels of the coach passed in an oblique direction over his head and killed him on the spot.
HEADSTONE at ST DAVIDS BURIAL GROUND Hobart, Tasmania reads:
[ JOHN ALIAS THOMAS IBBOTSON]
To the Memory of
THOMAS JOHN IBBOTSON
Who Departed this life 6th July 1840
Aged 33 years
Leaving a widow and 4 young
children to lament his loss
Forgive blest shade the tributary tear
Which mourns thy exit from a world like this
Forgive the wish that would keep thee here
And stayed thy progress to the realms of bliss
Convict Changes History
Leslie Goddard on 23rd May, 2016 made the following changes:
alias1: John, date of death: 6th July, 1940 (prev. 0000), gender: m, crime
D Wong on 23rd May, 2016 made the following changes:
date of death: 6th July, 1840 (prev. 6th July, 1940)