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Thomas Lauder

Thomas Lander, one of 296 convicts transported on the Palmerston, 08 November 1860

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Thomas Lauder
Aliases: Lander
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1820
Occupation: Stonemason
Date of Death: 18th October, 1883
Age: 63 years

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 15 years

Crime: Forgery
Convicted at: Scotland, Ayr Circuit Court of Justiciary
Sentence term: 15 years
Ship: Palmerston
Departure date: 8th November, 1860
Arrival date: 11th February, 1861
Place of arrival Western Australia
Passenger manifest Travelled with 295 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 93, Class and Piece Number HO11/18, Page Number 352 (178)
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

Derrick Johnstone on 20th March, 2017 wrote:

Left wife and four children in Ayrshire.  Later joined in Australia by one of his sons

D Wong on 21st March, 2017 wrote:

Listed on our records as LANDER - All records in WA list him as LAUDER.

Precognition against Thomas Lauder, Daniel McConnell for the crime of forgery, uttering forged writing, fraud
Dates 1856

Accused Thomas Lauder, Age: 33, mason, Address: Content Street, Wallacetown, St Quivox, Ayrshire
Daniel McConnell, Age: 37, clerk, Address: Old Bridge Street, Ayr.

Daniel McConnell, Verdict: Guilty, Sentence: Transportation - 15 years. Note: Diet continued 24 April 1856 at Ayr.
Thomas Lauder, Verdict: Guilty, Sentence: Transportation - 15 years. Note: Diet continued 24 April 1856 at Ayr.

**Daniel McConnell arrived WA per ‘Nile 1858’.

Thomas Lauder was listed as 41 years old on arrival - he had obviously spent some years in gaol in Scotland before being transported.

Thomas was the son of John Lauder and Phillis Vent.  He was 5’8 1/2” tall, brown hair, light blue eyes, fair complexion, middling stout, small scar on right arm below the elbow, married with 4 children. literate.

22/2/1846: Married Elizabeth Park in St Quivox, Ayr.

11/4/1861: TOL
26/3/1864: CP
29/8/1871: COF
Comments: Builder, grubber.

14/7/1880: Police Gazette, WA:
Vide CI, 301 of 1880,
THOMAS LAUDER, exp,, late 6602, at Geraldton, on
3rd inst,, by P,C E, Troy, Remanded. Property
recovered. —-

Vide Police Gazette 1880, page 112.
THOMAS LAUDER, exp., late 5602; charged at
Geraldton, on 12th inst., and sentenced to 2 months’

18/10/1883: Thomas died at Geraldton, WA.

The son that followed Thomas to WA was James Park Lauder -
James Park Lauder
Birthdate: 1848 (90)
Birthplace: Ayr, South Ayrshire, UK
Death: Died April 14, 1938 in Geraldton, WA, Australia.
Husband of Emma Lauder
Father of Alexander Lauder and Charles Thomas Lauder.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 21st March, 2017 made the following changes:

surname: Lauder (prev. Lander), alias1: Lander, date of birth: 1820 (prev. 0000), date of death: 18th October, 1820 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

D Wong on 21st March, 2017 made the following changes:

date of death: 18th October, 1883 (prev. 18th October, 1820)

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