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Thomas Kersey

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Thomas Kersey
Aliases: Kershaw
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1814
Occupation: Soldier
Date of Death: 15th November, 1839
Age: 25 years

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 7 years

Crime: Desertion from the army'
Convicted at: Dublin Court Martial
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Waverley
Departure date: 22nd February, 1839
Arrival date: 17th June, 1839
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 47 other convicts


Primary source: http://members.pcug.org.au/~ppmay/convicts.htm
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Community Contributions

D Wong on 7th June, 2017 wrote:

31/7/1838 Freeman’s Journal Dublin, Republic of Ireland:
Private Thomas Kersey, of the 73d depot, has been sentenced by a general court martial to seven years transportation, for desertion.

Thomas Kersey was 27 years old on arrival in NSW, his native place was Kings County, he was single.

Occupation: Soldier/Sawyer.

15/11/1839: Convict Death Register: Listed as KERSHAW - Thomas died at the Sydney Hospital aged 27. (He was not listed as being unwell on the Medical Journal of the Waverley).

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 7th June, 2017 made the following changes:

convicted at, term: 7 years, voyage, source: http://members.pcug.org.au/~ppmay/convicts.htm (prev. ), firstname: Thomas, surname: Kersey, alias1: Kershaw, alias2: , alias3: , alias4: , date of birth: 1814, date of death: 15th November, 1839, gender: m, oc

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