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Thomas Norcross

Thomas Norcross, one of 279 convicts transported on the Larkins, 11 June 1831

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Thomas Norcross
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1811
Occupation: Ploughman/farm labourer
Date of Death: -
Age: -

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 7 years

Crime: Stealing a gun
Convicted at: Lancaster Quarter Session
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Larkins
Departure date: 11th June, 1831
Arrival date: 19th October, 1831
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 278 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/8, Page Number 117 (61)
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

D Wong on 26th June, 2018 wrote:

9/11/1830 Cumberland Pacquet, and Ware’s Whitehaven Advertiser Cumberland, England:
At the Preston Quarter Sessions last week, Thomas Mawdsley, John Tassiker, Thomas Norcross, William Hoole, and J. Houghton, the Houghton poachers, were all found guilty; the first four were sentenced to seven years transportation, but as several respectable persons gave Houghton a good character, the Court considered his case deserving of mitigation, and sentence him to two years’ imprisonment only in Lancaster Castle.

Thomas Norcross was listed as 20 years old on arrival and was transported for ‘poaching and stealing a gun’.

Thomas was 5’6½” tall, single, brown hair, light grey eyes, illiterate.

Father: Thomas Norcross at native place, a labourer.
Brother: Richard
Sisters: 2 with father and mother.

1832-33 Musters: Assigned to Captain A Barclay
1835 Muster: Assigned to Dr Landale.

March 1836: TOL
20/10/1837: COF

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 26th June, 2018 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1811 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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