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Thomas Murphy

Thomas Murphy, one of 294 convicts transported on the Equestrian, 27 August 1852

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Thomas Murphy
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1825
Occupation: Carter
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 54 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 10 years

Crime: Pickpocket
Convicted at: Lancaster Boro' of Manchester Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 10 years
Ship: Equestrian
Departure date: 27th August, 1852
Arrival date: 16th December, 1852
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 293 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 92, Class and Piece Number HO11/17, Page Number 503 (254)
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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Anonymous on 8th September, 2012 wrote:

Thomas Murphy was convicted at Manchester 18 Jun 1849 of stealing from the person (previous convictions of stealing and pick pocketing. 10 yr sentence.
Transported on "Equestrian’ voyage 357 from Plymouth 27 Aug 1852, arriving Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania).

Single, age 27, C of E, can read & write, 5’4 1/2"; fresh complexion; dk brown hair; blue eyes. Native Place: Manchester.

Some charges of misconduct.
23 May 1854 Ticket of Leave.
23 Sep 1856 Conditional Pardon.

Convict Changes History

Anonymous on 8th September, 2012 made the following changes:

gender m

Nell Murphy on 15th September, 2019 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1825 (prev. 0000), occupation, crime

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