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Thomas Matthews

Thomas Matthews, one of 136 convicts transported on the Royal Charlotte, 18 November 1824

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Thomas Matthews
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1801
Occupation: Groom
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: Horse theft
Convicted at: Monmouth Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Royal Charlotte
Departure date: 18th November, 1824
Arrival date: 29th April, 1825
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 136 other convicts

References

Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/5, Page Number 224. Tasmanian Archives - convicts (pg377)
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

Jillian Mueller on 23rd January, 2014 wrote:

Married Hannah Ford in 1826 in Parramatta (New South Wales) Convicted again 20 Jan, 1841 for Cattle Stealing at Campbelltown Goal. Sentenced to 10 years in Tasmania. Had two children, James 1829 and John 1833 in Parramatta.

Carol Axton-Thompson on 28th January, 2014 wrote:

Thomas Matthews was convicted at Monmouth 21/08/1824 for horse stealing. Life sentence. Transported to NSW, Australia on the ‘Royal Charlotte’.

Thomas was again convicted, at Campbell Town, NSW on 20/01/1841 for cattle stealing. 10 yr sentence to Van Diemen’s Land.
Station Gang: Norfolk Island (N.I. was administered by VDL at this time.)
Arrived VDL 01/01/1842 (not clear if this was Tasmania or Norfolk Island.  There is a note on Conduct Record sheet that he was not at N.I. 31/12/1853.) No other details on his record page.

Convict Changes History

Jillian Mueller on 23rd January, 2014 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1801 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation

Carol Axton-Thompson on 28th January, 2014 made the following changes:

source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/5, Page Number 224. Tasmanian Archives - convicts. (prev. Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/5, Page Number 224)

Carol Axton-Thompson on 28th January, 2014 made the following changes:

source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/5, Page Number 224. Tasmanian Archives - convicts (pg377) (prev. Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/5, Page Number 224.

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