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Thomas Lewis

Thomas Lewis, one of 224 convicts transported on the Isabella, 22 November 1831

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Thomas Lewis
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1815
Occupation: Ploughman/farm labourer
Date of Death: 30th January, 1894
Age: 79 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 61 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 14 years

Crime: Stealing a sheep
Convicted at: Monmouth Assizes
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: Isabella
Departure date: 22nd November, 1831
Arrival date: 15th March, 1832
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 224 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/8, Page Number 238
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

Anonymous on 11th August, 2011 wrote:

He was only 16 when he arrived in Australia from Monmouth Wales but for what I do not know. He married a Irish lady Mary Anne Kennedy and lived most of his time at Manly NSW. They both passed in January 1894.I cannot find out anything about Mary but they married in July 1842. They were my great great grandparents.

Rona Seabrook on 24th September, 2015 wrote:

Thomas was my grt grt grandfather he married Mary Ann Kennedy in 1842. Do not know if Mary was a convict or did she come as a free settler.

D Wong on 25th September, 2015 wrote:

Thomas Lewis was born in Lancashire, UK. He was tried a Monmouth on 26/3/1832 - no crime found.

28/6/1832 Sydney Gazette:
Assigned to Sarah Erskine, Erskine Park.

1838: TOL Braidwood
1842: TOL Braidwood
5/4/1842: TOL passport, on the application of S Ryrie, Esq.
5/6/1845: COF

1842 on NSW BDM) or 1843 (per family archiver) Thomas married Mary Ann Kennedy at St Scots Church Sydney - a lot of children listed for Thomas and Mary A, but cannot be sure they all belong to this couple.


Mary Ann Lewis (Kennedy)
Born C1823, England
Died 8/1/1894 Manly, NSW.
Cause of death: Natural causes.
Buried at Manly.
Father: Richard.

This was placed by Noel Lewis on 20/7/2014 – may be worthwhile for Rona Seabrook to try and find him on facebook for more info.

10/1/1894: Thomas died aged 81 and was buried at Manly, as was Mary Ann.

Rona Seabrook on 14th July, 2018 wrote:

He was born in Wales out of wedlock to Thomas Lewis and an unknown Margaret

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 25th September, 2015 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1813 (prev. 0000), date of death: 30th January, 1894 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

Rona Seabrook on 14th July, 2018 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1815 (prev. 1813), crime

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