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Thomas Irons

Thomas Irons, one of 190 convicts transported on the Egyptian, 05 April 1839

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Thomas Irons
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1802
Occupation: Farm labourer
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 60 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 10 years

Crime: Coining
Convicted at: Warwick Assizes
Sentence term: 10 years
Ship: Egyptian
Departure date: 5th April, 1839
Arrival date: 23rd August, 1839
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 189 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/12, Page Number 19 (11)
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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Community Contributions

D Wong on 5th August, 2018 wrote:

10/3/1838 Birmingham Journal Warwickshire, England:
COINING.__Thomas Irons and Wm. Pierce were charged with being found in the possession of implements for the purposes of coining.

No ship found for William Pierce.

Thomas Irons was 36 years old on arrival in VDL, he was 5’6” tall, black hair, hazel eyes, dark complexion, lost 3 front teeth upper jaw.

Previous convictions: once 1 month for leaving my family.

Widower, his wife died in Guy’s Hospital he was told by his sister when he was at Sheerness.

3/12/1841: Worked in the Government Garden.
22/8/1842: In the Port Barracks.

20/6/1846: Recommended for a CP
5/10/1847: CP approved
23/3/1848: Free Certificate.

21/12/1853: Married Ann Rattrey, a widow, at the Trinity Church, Hobart.  Thomas listed as a widower, and a gardener.

5/9/1854: Thomas Irons, Davey Street, Gardener.

14/4/1855: Subscribed to the Patriotic und, Hobart.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 5th August, 2018 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1802 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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