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Thomas Murphy

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Thomas Murphy
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1802
Occupation: Labourer
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 53 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Stealing lead
Convicted at: Ireland, Dublin City
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Bencoolen
Departure date: 24th April, 1819
Arrival date: 25th August, 1819
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 83 other convicts


Primary source: Tasmanian Archives - convicts.
Source description:

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Community Contributions

Nell Murphy on 8th September, 2016 wrote:

Thomas MURPHY was convicted at Dublin in Oct 1818. 7yr transportation sentence. Sent to New South Wales, Australia per the ‘Bencoolen’ 1819 then transferred to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) arriving Sept 1819.  His brother James MURPHY was also transported with him, to VDL.

Aged 17yrs; single man; labourer; 4’11 1/2”; Hazel eyes; light hair; ruddy freckled complexion.
Native place - Dublin, Ireland.
Brother - James

D Wong on 30th September, 2016 wrote:

21/12/1825: COF

Nell Murphy on 15th September, 2019 wrote:

22 Feb 1825: Ticket of Leave granted.
11 Sept 1827: Suspicion of felony. Committed to Court. 12 Dec 1827: A further 7 yr sentence.
3 Feb 1829: Absent and wandering streets. 25 lashes.
14 March 1829: Intoxicated. 25 lashes and sent to Chain Gang.
9 Oct 1829: Being in the Bakehouse. 12 lashes.
31 July 1830: Drunk & behaving ill towards the officers of 63rd Regiment. Tread Wheel 14 days & 3 mths hard labour.
1834: at Brighton, VDL.

Link to brother’s record: https://convictrecords.com.au/convicts/murphy/james/133885

Convict Changes History

Nell Murphy on 8th September, 2016 made the following changes:

convicted at, term: 7 years, voyage, source: Tasmanian Archives - convicts. (prev. ), firstname: Thomas, surname: Murphy, alias1: , alias2: , alias3: , alias4: , date of birth: 1802, date of death: 0000, gender: m, occupation, crime

D Wong on 30th September, 2016 made the following changes:


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