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Thomas Mears, one of 170 convicts transported on the Pyramus, 16 November 1838
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
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life span was 51 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to Life
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/11, Page Number 391 (197)
||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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D Wong on 28th August, 2018 wrote:
All the persons mentioned below were involved in the Canterbury Riots - Lead by William Courtenay who did the killing of a constable - the others followed.
9/6/1838 Northern Star and Leeds General Advertiser Yorkshire, England:
FATAL RIOT NEAR CANTERBURY
The Jury then returned a verdict of “Wilful murder against William Courtenay, otherwise John Tom (dead), William Burford (dead), William Price, Thomas Mears, otherwise Tyler, cousin of the deceased (wounded), Alexander Foad (wounded), and William Nutting”. The accused were then committed to Maidstone Gaol.
William Price was also on board Pyramus.
Thomas Mears was 30 years old on arrival in VDL - he was 5’8½” tall, sallow complexion, brown hair and whiskers, blue eyes.
Thomas Mears was assigned to the Gaol Garden where he worked until 17/1/1843 when he was Absent Without Leave - 6 months hard labour on the roads.
22/3/1843: Public Works.
29/6/1846: Assigned to Battersby - found in a Public House - 4 months hard labour.
4/12/1847: TOL (newspaper date)
13/4/1850: Recommended for a CP
Convict Changes History
D Wong on 28th August, 2018 made the following changes:
alias1: Tyler (alias) (prev. Tyler (Alias)), date of birth: 1809 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime