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Thomas Ovens, one of 125 convicts transported on the Shipley, 20 December 1816
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
|Date of Birth:
|Date of Death:
||24th August, 1843
life span was 54 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 7 years
||Jedburgh Court of Justiciary
20th December, 1816
24th April, 1817
|Place of arrival
||New South Wales
Travelled with 124 other convicts
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/2, Page Number 322
||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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Maureen Withey on 13th April, 2020 wrote:
Sydney Gazette, 1 May 1823.
THE undermentioned Persons have obtained Certificates during the last Week.
Shipley (1). Thomas Ovens ;
D Wong on 13th April, 2020 wrote:
The Scots Magazine Midlothian, Scotland
1 Jul 1816
Jedburgh, April Circuit Court of Justiciary was opened here this day the Right Hon. Lord Succoth.
Thomas Ovens was tried for several acts theft, on the night of Sunday the 3d day of March last. The prisoner pleaded guilty all the charges, and the Jury returned a verdict finding him guilty on his own confession.__Sentenced to transportation for seven years.
Thomas Ovens was listed as 29 years old on arrival.
Thomas was 5’6” tall, dark ruddy complexion, brown hair, hazel eyes.
Colonial Secretary Index:
OVENS, Thomas. Per “Shipley”, 1817
1817 May 2: On list of convicts disembarked from the “Shipley” and forwarded to Parramatta for distribution (Reel 6005; 4/3496 p.129)
1822: Servant of Jonathon Hassall of Cooke; testimony as to his character for a ticket of leave (Reel 6026; 4/1715 pp.135-6)
1823 Sep 1,3: Re permission to marry at Liverpool (Reel 6011; 4/3509 p.182)
1824 Oct 4: Resident on estate of John Dickson, district of Cooke. Memorial (Fiche 3103; 4/1838B No.727 pp.1191-4)
1823: Married Elizabeth Rollends(should be Rawlings - Mary Ann 1822) at St. Luke’s, Liverpool.
29/9/1825: COF - in lieu of CF 85/1009
Ovens, Thomas, 43, free by servitude, Shipley, 1817, Protestant, labourer, Stoke Newington, Cooke
Ovens, Elizabeth, 28, government servant, Mary Ann, 1822, 14 years, Protestant
Ovens, Elizabeth, 4, born in the colony
Ovens, Jane, 2, born in the colony
24/8/1843: Thomas ‘Ovans’ died, aged 55, NSW BDM. (was actually 58).
Elizabeth died 27/6/1845, aged 42.
Convict Changes History
Maureen Withey on 13th April, 2020 made the following changes:
D Wong on 13th April, 2020 made the following changes:
date of birth: 1787 (prev. 0000), date of death: 24th August, 1843 (prev. 0000), occupation, crime