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Thomas Norris

Thomas Norris, one of 160 convicts transported on the Competitor, 18 March 1823

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Thomas Norris
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1793
Occupation: Carter
Date of Death: 1850
Age: 57 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: Stealing
Convicted at: Northampton Town Quarter Session
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Competitor
Departure date: 18th March, 1823
Arrival date: 3rd August, 1823
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 160 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/5, Page Number 5 (4)
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 17th May, 2019 wrote:

Thomas Norris was transported for ‘Stealing a brass pot’.

Social and Family: Worked for Bingley near Coventry Bastard Child.

15/3/1833 The Tasmanian, Hobart Town:
Thomas Norris, a water carrier of this town, was charged with receiving a quantity of stolen wood, the property of the Crown, which has been lately robbed to a large amount : he was committed for further examination.
18/6/1833: Found not guilty.

Elizabeth Fleming on 17th May, 2019 wrote:

Occupation at time of Conviction: Chimney Sweep. At Time of Death: Labourer.
Born to Thomas Norris and Mary Thoms at Coventry in 1793.
Ticket of Leave Granted Oct 13, 1827. Certificate of Freedom granted 1st March, 1830.
Living in Port Phillip by 1847 and listed as a Fisherman. He may have been on Whaling Expeditions as this name is mentioned in Whaling Fleets at about this time.
Thomas was 5’3’ tall and had blue eyes and brown hair.

Convict Changes History

Jeanette Haydock on 21st October, 2014 made the following changes:

date of death: 1850 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation

Elizabeth Fleming on 17th May, 2019 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1793 (prev. 0000), crime

D Wong on 17th May, 2019 made the following changes:


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