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Thomas Morris

Thomas Morris, one of 156 convicts transported on the Maria, 26 July 1820

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Thomas Morris
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1777
Occupation: -
Date of Death: 21st February, 1834
Age: 57 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 58 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 14 years

Crime: Possessing a forged note
Convicted at: Lancaster Assizes
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: Maria
Departure date: 26th July, 1820
Arrival date: 1st December, 1820
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 156 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/3, Page Number 345 (174)
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

D Wong on 17th May, 2019 wrote:

Thomas Morris was 43 years old on arrival.
Born: Chorley, Lancashire.
Wife at Chorley.

Transported for ‘Having forged notes in his possession’.

1830: Muster: Assigned to Mr. Ratcliffe.

1832-33 Musters: TOL

21/2/1834: Thomas Morris died at the General Hospital, Hobart, aged 56.
Buried on the 24/2/1834.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 17th May, 2019 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1777 (prev. 0000), date of death: 21st February, 1834 (prev. 0000), gender: m, crime

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