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Thomas Mountford

Thomas Mountford, one of 259 convicts transported on the Duncan, 10 December 1840

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Thomas Mountford
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1822
Occupation: Coal miner
Date of Death: 22nd March, 1878
Age: 56 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 60 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 15 years

Crime: Assault and attempted robbery
Convicted at: Warwick Assizes
Sentence term: 15 years
Ship: Duncan
Departure date: 10th December, 1840
Arrival date: 18th April, 1841
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 258 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/12, Page Number 269 (136)
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 5th August, 2017 wrote:

Thomas Mountford was listed as 19 years old on arrival - he was born in Eschall, Warwick and was transported for “Assault and Robbery of Richard Nightingale at Cawley.

Thomas was 5’5” tall, dark brown hair, blue eyes, 2 scar under right eye, anchor on left arm, blue dot on right arm, single, illiterate.

Occupation: Collier and Well Sinker.

Father: Thomas - at home
Brothers: Samuel and John
Sister: Mary.

16/11/1847: TOL
30/3/1852: CP

31/5/1852: Married Ann Ousley, aged 17, (St. Vincent 1850) at Great Swanport - Thomas was 29 and a shepherd.

22/3/1878: Thomas died at Launceston of ‘Epithelisma’ (skin cancers).  Listed as a Labourer.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 5th August, 2017 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1822 (prev. 0000), date of death: 22nd March, 1878 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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