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Thomas Norris, one of 160 convicts transported on the Competitor, 18 March 1823
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
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life span was 60 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 7 years
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/5, Page Number 5 (4)
||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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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: