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Thomas Maher

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Thomas Maher
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1802
Occupation: Labourer
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 51 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 10 years

Crime: Cow stealing
Convicted at: Ireland, Tipperary
Sentence term: 10 years
Ship: Richard Webb
Departure date: 13th October, 1841
Arrival date: 9th March, 1842
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 8 other convicts


Primary source: Tasmanian Archives - LINC
Source description:

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Community Contributions

Nell Murphy on 8th August, 2017 wrote:

Thomas MAHER was convicted at Tipperary, Ireland on 19 April 1841 for cattle stealing. 10yr transportation sentence. Sent to Van Diemen’s Land per the ‘Richard Webb’ arriving 4 March 1842.

Aged 40yrs; labourer; Roman Catholic; can read; 5’6 1/2” height; ruddy complexion; black hair; grey eyes.
Native place of birth: Tipperary, Ireland.
Mother: Winifred (ref. Convict Indent record)
4 brothers
3 sisters

18 month Probation Period.
1842 & 43: Noted as “quiet and good”.
1843: Assigned to Mr. Archer at Longford, Tasmania.
16 March 1847: Ticket of Leave granted.
11 Aug 1848: At Launceston, Committed for trial for Felony - robbery, being armed. Not Guilty.
26 Dec 1848: At Westbury - highway robbery. Discharged.

6 Feb 1849: Conditional Pardon approved.

(n.b. There are 2 other Thomas Maher, convicts, in VDL abt the same time line.)

Convict Changes History

Nell Murphy on 8th August, 2017 made the following changes:

convicted at, term: 10 years, voyage, source: Tasmanian Archives - LINC (prev. ), firstname: Thomas, surname: Maher, alias1: , alias2: , alias3: , alias4: , date of birth: 1801, date of death: 0000, gender: m, occupation, crime

Nell Murphy on 8th August, 2017 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1802 (prev. 1801)

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