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Thomas Matthews

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

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Thomas Matthews
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1787
Occupation: Ploughman/shearer/reaper/milkman/so...
Date of Death: -
Age: -

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: Sheep-stealing
Convicted at: Somerset Assizes
Sentence term: Life
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

Ann Marie Gould on 29th March, 2020 wrote:

Crime - Killing livestock

D Wong on 30th March, 2020 wrote:

Thomas Matthews was listed as 45 years old on arrival.

Native Place: Somerset.

Thomas was illiterate protestant, married with 1 male and 5 female children, 5’6½” tall, ruddy complexion, brown hair grey and inflamed eyes, nose small, broad featured, disabled in left arm, three scars on forefinger of left hand ; to receive a free pardon at the expiration of 8 years from the date of his conviction, provided his conduct in the meantime is good__See letter to Principal Superintendent of Convicts, 32-703, 10th August, 1832.
*notation in column - Absolute Pardon.

1832: Assigned to Alexander Chisholm at Lower Minto.

28/3/1829: CP

6/4/1838: Royal Pardon Warrant.

1/5/1839: Absolute Pardon

Convict Changes History

Ann Marie Gould on 29th March, 2020 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1787 (prev. 0000), gender: m

D Wong on 30th March, 2020 made the following changes:

occupation, crime

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