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Thomas Matthews, one of 280 convicts transported on the Aboukir, 24 December 1851
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
|Date of Birth:
||Farm boy, labourer, selector
|Date of Death:
life span was 54 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 10 years
||Somerset Assizes at Wells
24th December, 1851
20th February, 1852
|Place of arrival
||Van Diemen's Land and Norfolk Island. [These convicts appear to have all landed in Van Diemen's Land]
Travelled with 279 other convicts
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 92, Class and Piece Number HO11/17, Page Number 311 (158)
||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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Rhonda Cole on 11th February, 2021 wrote:
Info from original UK Gaol record, now in Australia. Return is from Pentonville Prison, dated 2 Jan 1850 when age given as 21.
Tried with Jas. Williams, same ship, qv, 4 Aug 1848, “Farm Labr”.
Maliciously wounding with a stone.
Incarcerated Wilton Taunton [County] Gaol; Millbank; Pentonville; “York” [hulk] thence to VDL
Conduct Millbank, Pentonville “good”, York hulk “very good”.
Convict Changes History
Rhonda Cole on 11th February, 2021 made the following changes:
date of birth: 1828 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime