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Thomas Lindley

Thomas Lindley, one of 200 convicts transported on the John, 26 January 1832

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Thomas Lindley
Aliases: Linley
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1807
Occupation: Labourer
Date of Death: 1862
Age: 55 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 57 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Stealing money
Convicted at: Notts. Town Quarter Session
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: John
Departure date: 26th January, 1832
Arrival date: 8th June, 1832
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 199 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/8, Page Number 261 (131)
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 1st April, 2013 wrote:

Thomas Lindley was 24 years old and came from Sheffield.  He was transported for stealing coins and promisary notes from Mary Smith.  His occupation was a “Cinderburner/Labourer”.

Thomas was assigned to Major M Barlow, Gundaroo area.

6/2/1840: COF

1834-1855 CSreLand.

Thomas owned the Governor Burke Hotel at Yass.

Thomas built the Rose Inn at South Gundagai, the first building to be constructed in the town.

In 1852, the great flood came with a raging torrent in the night and his wife Hannah and his 4 children perished along with many others in the town.  Thomas was away at the time.

Thomas was also a wool grazier.  He remarried to Elizabeth Elliott and had more children but only 1 survived.  He was a prominant character in Gundagai.

1862: Thomas died.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 1st April, 2013 made the following changes:

alias1, date of birth 1807, date of death 1862, gender, occupation, crime

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