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Thomas Little

Thomas Little, one of 280 convicts transported on the Norfolk, 12 May 1835

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Thomas Little
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 20th July, 1800
Occupation: Clerk
Date of Death: 15th October, 1884
Age: 84 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 Life

Crime: Forgery
Convicted at: Central Criminal Court
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Norfolk
Departure date: 12th May, 1835
Arrival date: 28th August, 1835
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 281 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/10, Page Number 52
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

Kerry Boyle on 23rd October, 2013 wrote:

Married Jane Rice, 8 children Elizabeth Sarah, Francis Abraham, Rice Jane Rice, Amelia Adelaide, Samuel Health, Mary Andrews, Louisa Martha Townley, Fanny Maria. Wife died in childbirth 1843.  Thomas married wifes sister Sarah Edmunds Rice. Thomas died in Dunedin New Zealand.

Kerry Boyle on 27th August, 2018 wrote:

Convicted 2/3/1835 for forging a bill of exchange for the sum of 49 pounds 13 shillings.  Wife and children followed to Tasmania aboard the Charles Kerr, a ship supplied by the British Government to send families of convicts and single women to fill domestic positions in VDL.  Granted an early Ticket of Leave on the death of his wife.  Thos and son Francis were later to have several businesses which went bankrupt both in Victoria and NZ.  Buried in a family plot at Dunedin Cemetery.

Convict Changes History

Kerry Boyle on 23rd October, 2013 made the following changes:

date of death 15th October, 1884, occupation, crime

Kerry Boyle on 27th August, 2018 made the following changes:

date of birth: 20th July, 1800 (prev. 0000)

Iris Dunne on 27th August, 2018 made the following changes:

gender: m

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