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Thomas Kiff

Thomas Kiff, one of 264 convicts transported on the Earl Gray, 04 October 1842

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Thomas Kiff
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1807
Occupation: Ploughman
Date of Death: 6th March, 1843
Age: 36 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 56 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 10 years

Crime: Pocket picking
Convicted at: Hertford, Liberty of St Albans Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 10 years
Ship: Earl Grey
Departure date: 4th October, 1842
Arrival date: 14th January, 1843
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 263 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/13, Page Number 231 (117)
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 18th May, 2017 wrote:

Thomas Kiff was 33 years old on arrival, he was transported along with is brother, Robert, who was also on board - they were transported for picking pockets and stealing 9/- from a man in a disorderly house.

Thomas was 5’5 1/4” tall, dark complexion, dark brown hair and whiskers, hazel eyes.could read, married with 2 children - wife Susan at native place of St. Albans.

Surgeons Report Character: very good; sick.

6/3/1843: Thomas died at H.M. Colonial Hospital, Hobart.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 18th May, 2017 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1807 (prev. 0000), date of death: 6th March, 1843 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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