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Thomas Newman

Thomas Newman, one of 192 convicts transported on the Albion, 29 May 1828

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Thomas Newman
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: -
Occupation: Labourer
Date of Death: 20th June, 1832
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: Albion
Departure date: 29th May, 1828
Arrival date: 3rd November, 1828
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 191 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/6, Page Number 405 (204)
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

Maureen Withey on 2nd August, 2019 wrote:

Thomas Newman had a colonial sentence and was later sent to Moreton Bay penal settlement, where he died, and was buried.

Moreton Bay reords: convicted 10 Jan 1828, for horse stealing, Middlesex Gaol Delivery, laborer. Colonial sentence. Sup. court Sydney, 14 Jun 1831, burglary, 14 yrs commuted from death recorded. Hospital, 20 July 1832.
He was described as, age 28, native place, Middlesex, height, 5ft 2; dark complexion, black hair, hazle eyes.

Moreton Bay Burial Records.
Thomas Newman , convict, Albion , age 25, died 20 July 1832, buried 21 July 1832.

Thomas King Thompson, and Thomas Newman, were jointly indicted for a burglary in the dwelling house of William Forsyth, at Hunter’s Rivers, on the 20th February. Both of the prisoners were found guilty, and sentence of death was recorded against them.
Sydney Herald, 20 Jun 1831.

Convict Changes History

Maureen Withey on 2nd August, 2019 made the following changes:

date of death: 20th June, 1832 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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