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Thomas Munday

Thomas Munday, one of 172 convicts transported on the Countess of Harcourt, 08 April 1821

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Thomas Munday
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: -
Occupation: -
Date of Death: -
Age: -

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 Life

Crime: Horse theft
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Countess of Harcourt
Departure date: 8th April, 1821
Arrival date: 27th July, 1821
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 172 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/4, Page Number 23 (13)
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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Maureen Withey on 15th November, 2019 wrote:

Old Bailey Proceedings Online (http://www.oldbaileyonline.org, version 8.0, 15 November 2019), December 1820, trial of THOMAS MUNDAY (t18201206-69).

THOMAS MUNDAY, Theft - animal theft, 6th December 1820.

69. THOMAS MUNDAY was indicted for stealing, on the 27th of October , one mare, price 10 l. the property of Isaac Franklyn .

Hobart Town Gazette, 28 Oct 1826
Absconded Prisoners

292. Munday, Thomas, 5, feet; 7ΒΌ brown hair, hazel eyes, 33, farmer’s labourer, tried at Middlesex, life, per Countess Harcourt, native place, New Ellern; Oxford, woman M Brown right arm, hearts and darts left arm, absconded from Port Dalrymple, August 1825. Reward L.2.
ISAAC FRANKLYN . I am a farmer , and live in Edgeware-road . I saw my mare last on Friday, the 27th of October, about eight o’clock at night, and missed her next morning. She was turned into a field - she was sound and well, and worth 10 l. - I found her at Ford’s, she was then cut and mangled under the fore leg, with a knife, or something - it must have been done wilfully - she could not move, and was not able to go home for a fortnight. The field gate was asped and chained, but not locked - she is recovered.

DAVID RICKETTS . I am foreman to Mr. Ford, a horse-slaughterer, who lives in Sharp’s-alley, Cow-cross. On the 28th of October, between six and seven o’clock in the morning, the prisoner brought a black mare, and asked me to buy it. I said I could not, till my master was up. He asked me to let him leave it in the yard, while he went to St. James’s, to see after his team. He did so, and came at eight o’clock and said he brought it from Squire Gray’s, Wimbley-park. It was wounded, and must have been done with something blunt. I asked how it got wounded? He said they had been harrowing the field, that it took fright and ran over the hedge, my master paid him 30 s. for it - he was a long time before he would take it, and begged me to give him a note to satisfy his master what he got for it, and wanted 1 s. for himself, which my master gave him. He was taken five or six days after. I am sure he is the man.

WILLIAM CRAIG . I am an officer. I apprehended the prisoner on Harrow-hill-common, in consequence of information from Franklyn. I said I suspected he knew something of Franklyn’s mare. He said he knew nothing about it; but as we walked across the field he asked if it was found. I said I did not know.

THOMAS FORD . I am a slaughterer. I paid him for the mare, and gave him a note to shew his master. He said he had lived seven years with Squire Gray, of Wimbley-park, and his name was Duggins. I am sure he is the man.

ISAAC FRANKLYN , re-examined. Wimbley-park is about three miles from me. The prisoner worked for me about three months ago, for six or seven weeks.

Prisoner. I hope you will have mercy on me.

GUILTY . - DEATH . Aged 27.

Recommended to Mercy by Prosecutor and Jury.

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Baron Garrow .

Convict Changes History

Maureen Withey on 15th November, 2019 made the following changes:

gender: m, crime

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