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life span was 53 years*
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Sentenced to Life
8th April, 1816
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||New South Wales
Travelled with 225 other convicts
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Carol Axton-Thompson on 16th February, 2014 wrote:
Thomas McGrath was convicted at Limerick in March 1815. Life sentence. Transported to New South Wales, Australia per the ‘Guildford’ arriving 1816.
Aged 26yrs; stonemason.
One of the convicts who escaped from the Colony 12/09/1816 having seized the brig ‘Trial’. No trace of them was found despite attempts to trace them. The wreck of the ‘Trial’ was however found. Some were believed to have gone bush or went in a small boat made from the shipwreck.
Maureen Withey on 29th September, 2020 wrote:
PRINCIPAL SUPERINTENDANT’S OFFICE, Sydney, September 14, 1816.
SEVERAL Prisoners having absconded from their Employment during this Week, and particularly the undermentioned, it is hereby directed that every Exertion shall be made on the Part of the Police, as well as the Settlers and Inhabitants of the Colony, to apprehend the Persons referred to, who are suspected of the Piracy of the Brig Trial, on the Night of the 12th Instant.
Thomas McGrath, tried at Limerick County in March 1815, for life, aged 26, a stonemason, native of Limerick and Garryowen boy, 5 feet 8½ inches high, grey eyes, dark brown hair, dark ruddy complexion, arrived per ship Guilford, and was lately employed as a labourer at Macquarie Tower.
Sydney Gazette, 21 Sept 1816.
Convict Changes History
Carol Axton-Thompson on 16th February, 2014 made the following changes:
convicted at, term: 99 years, voyage, source: www.jenwilletts.com; Sydney Gazette (prev. ), firstname: Thomas, surname: Mcgrath, alias1: , alias2: , alias3: , alias4: , date of birth: 1790, date of death: 0000, gender: m, occupation, crime