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Thomas Neesham

Thomas Neesham, one of 260 convicts transported on the Merchantman, 29 June 1864

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Thomas Neesham
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1822
Occupation: Labourer
Date of Death: 22nd October, 1899
Age: 77 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 51 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Manslaughter
Convicted at: Lancashire Assizes Liverpool
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Merchantman
Departure date: 29th June, 1864
Arrival date: 12th September, 1864
Place of arrival Western Australia
Passenger manifest Travelled with 260 other convicts

References

Primary source: Birth & Baptism: St Peter, Liverpool Baptisms 1821 - 1822, Page 259, Entry 633 (LDS Film 1656418) Marriage: England Marriages 1538-1973 Transcription (Source: http://search.findmypast.co.uk/record?id=r_857830187) Particulars of offence: WINTER ASSIZES . The Standard (London, England), Thursday, December 20, 1860; pg. 6; Issue 11344 (Source: Gale Document Number: R3213416544 c/o British Library Newspapers) Criminal records: England & Wales, Crime, Prisons & Punishment, 1770-1935 (Source: htt
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

Louise on 27th January, 2016 wrote:

Born in Norton Street, Liverpool, Lancashire, England in 1822 to Thomas Neesham & Margaret Winder (later McAdam)., and was baptised
Married Ann McKenzie in St.Nicholas, Liverpool, Lancashire, England on 17 Dec 1855.

Indicted for the murder of his wife on 19th Sept 1860, Neesham appeared before the Winter Assizes, Liverpool on 17th Dec 1860. The jury found him guilty of manslaughter, and he was sentenced to penal servitude for life.

When arrested it was noted that Neesham has beeen “once previously transported, twice convicted of felony, 7 times summarily convicted” However there is no other evidence to support these claims.

A Warrant of Remission, dated 15 January 1898, was granted to Neesham.

Thomas Neesham died 22nd Oct 1899 at the Mount Eliza Depot in Perth, Western Australia and was buried the next day.

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Name: Neesham
Christian Name: Thomas
Reg. No: 8094
Term: Life
Age-T: 39
Trial Place: Liverpool
Day/Month/Year: 11/12/1860
Criminal Offence: Manslaughter

Surname: Neesham
Christian Name: Thomas
Reg No: 8094
Occupation: Labourer
M/S: S [Actually widowed]
Child: none
Height: 5’ 6”
Hair: light brown
Eyes: hazel
Face: long
Complexion: fair
Build: slight

Reg No 8094

Distinguishing Marks: Lost right eye tooth, lost second joints of the first second & third fingers right hand

Convict Changes History

Louise on 27th January, 2016 made the following changes:

source: Birth & Baptism: St Peter, Liverpool Baptisms 1821 - 1822, Page 259, Entry 633 (LDS Film 1656418) Marriage: England Marriages 1538-1973 Transcription (Source: http://search.findmypast.co.uk/record?id=r_857830187) Particulars of offence: WINTER A

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