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Thomas Kelly

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Thomas Kelly
Aliases: Patrick Reed
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1830
Occupation: Labourer
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 57 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Stealing a handkerchief
Convicted at: Ireland, Dublin City
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Constant
Departure date: 9th May, 1843
Arrival date: 29th August, 1843
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 107 other convicts


Primary source: Tasmanian Archives on line.
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Community Contributions

Nell Murphy on 18th May, 2016 wrote:

Thomas Kelly was convicted at Dublin City on 5 Dec 1842 for stealing a handkerchief from a gentleman. Two previous convictions. 7yr sentence. Transported to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) on the ship ‘Constant’ arriving 26 Aug 1843.

Nell Murphy on 18th May, 2016 wrote:

Thomas was only 13yrs of age but had two previous convictions. Single; Roman Catholic; could not read or write; recorded as a labourer; 4’ 7 3/4”.
Native place - Dublin.
Mother: Margaret
Brothers: John & Andrew
Indent Record states his proper name is: Patrick Reed.

In the Colony of VDL he was sent to Point Puer (an establishment especially for boys) near Port Arthur.
Period of probation completed 1848.
Ticket of Leave 5 Dec 1848.
21 Mar 1849 - Misconduct by being idle and disorderly. 3mths imprisonment and hard labour - at Glenorchy (nr Hobart).
Free Certificate 6 Dec 1849.

Convict Changes History

Leonie Dolley on 2nd July, 2013 made the following changes:

convicted at, term 7 years, voyage, source, firstname, surname, alias1, alias2, alias3, alias4, date of birth 1830, date of death 0000, gender, occupation, crime

Nell Murphy on 18th May, 2016 made the following changes:

alias1: Patrick Reed

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