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Thomas Knew

Thomas Knew, one of 160 convicts transported on the Vittoria, 26 August 1828

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Thomas Knew
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1809
Occupation: -
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 53 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Stealing a watch
Convicted at: Somerset Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Vittoria
Departure date: 26th August, 1828
Arrival date: 17th January, 1829
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 159 other convicts

References

Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/6, Page Number 485 (244)
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

Maureen Withey on 8th June, 2020 wrote:

National Archives. Ref: HO 17/50/202
1 individual petition (William Knew, tailor, convict’s father) and 1 collective petition (15 people of Bath including the prosecutor) on behalf of Thomas Knew convicted at Somerset Quarter Sessions July 1828 for stealing a silver watch from Joseph Wilton landlord of the Plough public house, Southgate Street, Bath, on 23 April 1828. Gaoler’s report: character bad, convicted previously for felony and imprisoned 9 months. Grounds for clemency: had a witness that prisoner was somewhere else at the time, watch was not found on him, the maid who named the prisoner is an unreliable witness, petitioner and wife old and poor and were looking to son for support them in old age. Initial Sentence: transportation for life. Annotated: nil. HN40

Date: 1828 July.

Penny-Lyn Beale on 29th October, 2020 wrote:

UK, Royal Navy Medical Journals, 1817-1856
Age: 19. Birth Year: 1809
Treatment Year: 1828
Treatment Place: United Kingdom
Nature of the Disease; Dysenteria
No of the Case; 23
Date taken ill:  5th November 1828
Notes; A slight lad & weakly appearance, complains of violent griping pains of the bowels

Penny-Lyn Beale on 29th October, 2020 wrote:

UK, Royal Navy Medical Journals, 1817-1856
Thomas Knew - Continued from Journal No; 1.
Treatment Year: 1828
Treatment Place: United Kingdom
Nature of the Disease; Dysenteria
No of the Case; 23
Date taken ill:  December 18th 1828
Discharged; 17th January 1828 - Well

Convict Changes History

Ann Marie Gould on 27th March, 2020 made the following changes:

gender: m, crime

Penny-Lyn Beale on 29th October, 2020 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1809 (prev. 0000)

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