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Thomas Owner

Thomas Owner, one of 184 convicts transported on the Phoenix, November 1821

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Thomas Owner
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1808
Occupation: -
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 58 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Grand larceny
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Phoenix
Departure date: November, 1821
Arrival date: 20th May, 1822
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 183 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/4, Page Number 113 (58)
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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Tony Beale on 19th April, 2020 wrote:

https://www.digitalpanopticon.org/life?id=obpt18200217-100-defend1058 Old Bailey records
Tried with Richard James and Joseph James both not guilty. Thomas James was found guilty.
Born, 1807. Imprisoned 1820. Age 13.
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Tried 16th February 1820. Age 13. Occupation Clear away the snow. HISCO other.
More details Full record at TALIS Trial text at oldbaileyonline.org
Tried at Old Bailey, London (Middlesex gaol delivery). Accused of grand larceny (stealing, on the 21st of january, one ring, value 10 s., and one spoon, value 4 s.). Found guilty. Sentenced to no punishment. Sentence outcome was transported.
Transported 20th December 1821. Age 14.
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Sent to Van Diemens Land. Arrived in Australia 20th May 1822. Age 15.
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Oct 26, 1824 Ant Williams Insolence and neglect of duty 50 lashes
Sent to Van Diemens Land. Absconded 13th June 1825. Age 18. Received 50 lashes Maria Island (A W H H)
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Absconded 8th October 1825 Age 18. 25 lashes for insolence to his master (J Gordon). Oct 12, 1825 stealing wearing apparel from a fellow prisoner 25 lashes
May 3 1826 Being accessory to stealing wheat from the mill 25 lashes
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Freed 18th April 1827 Age 20.
Feb 21, 1831, Stealing the property of Alex Buchannan charge dismessed.
March 19, 1831. TS Stealing two ewe sheep from the property of Richard Stachan otherwise the property of person or persons unknown. Fully comm’d from the supreme court / CPM

New South Wales and Tasmania, Australia Convict Musters, 1806-1849
Tasmania List of convicts (incomplete) 1823
Thomas Owner Assigned to Mr A Williams

Hobart Town Gazette and Van Diemen’s Land Advertiser (Tas. : 1821 - 1825)  Fri 17 Jun 1825 Page 1 RUNAWAY NOTICE.

June 17th, 1825.
THE under-mentioned Persons, charged as stated against their respective Names, having absented themselves from their usual place of Residence, all Constables and others are hereby required to use their utmost Exertions to apprehend and lodge them in safe Custody. A. W.H HUMPHREY,
Superintendent of Police.
Thomas Owner (40), brown hair, light brown eyes, 17 years of age, a labourer, tried at the Old Bailey Feb. 16, 1820, sentence 7 years, arrived in this Colony per Phoenix, native place Hoxton, scar on back of left hand, ring pricked between left finger and thumb, absconded from the Prisoners’ Barracks, June 13, 1825.-L2 Reward.

New South Wales and Tasmania, Australia Convict Musters, 1806-1849
Tasmania List of convicts (incomplete) 1826
Transported to Maria Island

Tasmania, Australia, Convict Court and Selected Records, 1800-1899 for Thomas Owner
Register Comprehensive register of convicts (CORE SERIES) N - Z, 1804-1847
Ticket of leave cert number 1827/111

Hobart Town Gazette (Tas. : 1825 - 1827; 1830)  Sat 21 Apr 1827 Page 6 GOVERNMENT NOTICE.
Colonial Secretary’s Office, April 18, 1827. THE period for which the undermentioned persons were transported having expired, Certificates have been granted to them accordingly,
John Clark Shipley [2]
John Merrison Guildford [4]
Joel Absalom Ditto.
John Tidwell Cts. Harcourt
James New Maria.
Henry Shone Ditto.
Abraham Jacobs Ditto.
John Robinson Caledonia.
William Howard Juliana
Robert Whalley Ditto
Henry Bartlett, dup. Dromedary.
Thomas Owner Phoenix [1]
John Johnson Lady Ridley
By Command of His Excellency,
The Lieutenant Governor,

Tony Beale on 20th April, 2020 wrote:

Tasmania, Passenger and Crew Lists, 1834-1837, 1841-1887 for Thos Owner
CUS36 Cargo, Passenger and Crew Lists - Relating to Ships Clearances 1841-1887 Cacique
A Thomas Owner is a steerage passenger bound for Melbourne 3Oct1850. Cannot prove that this is Thomas Owner the convict

Record information
Registration number2141 / 1881
Family name:OWNER
Given name(s)Thomas
Place of event:MELB S, Australia
Personal detail
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Mother’s family name at birth
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Cannot prove that this is Thomas Owner the convict

Convict Changes History

Tony Beale on 19th April, 2020 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1808 (prev. 0000)

Iris Dunne on 19th April, 2020 made the following changes:

gender: m, crime

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