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Thomas Nixon

Thomas Nixon, one of 300 convicts transported on the Baring, December 1818

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Thomas Nixon
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1800
Occupation: -
Date of Death: 1875
Age: 75 years

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 7 years

Crime: -
Convicted at: Warwick Assizes
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Baring
Departure date: December, 1818
Arrival date: 26th June, 1819
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 301 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/3, Page Number 134
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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Denis Pember on 24th August, 2015 wrote:

Thomas was the brother of Samuel Nixon (Convict, Shipley, 1818).  It would appear that the two brothers were tried together or very close together in Warwickshire in 1818.

Soon after arrival in the colony, Thomas married Elizabeth Burnsides. (Came Free, Ann, 1810) Elizabeth was the daughter of Ambrose Burnsides (Soldier, Ann, 1810) and his wife Sarah who came on the same ship.
Thomas and Elizabeth had 6 children.

Denis Pember on 24th August, 2015 wrote:

Sainty & Johnson; 1828 Census of New South Wales; [Ref N0376] Nixon, Thomas, 23, FS, Baring, 1819.
Also Shows Nixon, Elizabeth, 23, CF, Ann, 1809 (shows alias as Burnsides).
1 child also identified, Harriet, 3 born in colony. The couple had 6 children in all.

Denis Pember on 24th August, 2015 wrote:

In 1842, Thomas seems to have married on Elizabeth Downing at Sydney.  Nothing is known of Eliabeth at all.  They had 6 children between 1844 and 1860.

Convict Changes History

Galinda Wood on 13th November, 2013 made the following changes:

date of birth 1800, date of death 1875

Denis Pember on 24th August, 2015 made the following changes:

gender: m

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