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Thomas Pace

Thomas Pace, one of 300 convicts transported on the Cornwall, 28 February 1851

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Thomas Pace
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1816
Occupation: Miner
Date of Death: 10th May, 1891
Age: 75 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 61 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 10 years

Crime: Stealing a sheep
Convicted at: Gloucester. Assizes at Gloucester
Sentence term: 10 years
Ship: Cornwall
Departure date: 28th February, 1851
Arrival date: 11th June, 1851
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 299 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 92, Class and Piece Number HO11/17, Page Number 39 (22)
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

Jeff Curwood on 13th May, 2013 wrote:

Convicted for stealing another sheep in Tasmania. Sentenced to another 4 years.

Jeffery Curwood on 23rd December, 2018 wrote:

Convicted at Supreme Court Hobart in 1854 for sheep stealing again. Sentenced to 4 years in Port Arthur and served 3.

Jeffery Curwood on 28th December, 2018 wrote:

Served 3 years at Port Arthur. Spent time in the Separate Prison in Port Arthur. Photographed by Thomas Nevin. Photo is on display with other convict photos. Photo was used on posters in 1991 and 2010. Poster was titled Who were they? The convicts of Port Arthur. Produced by Port Arthur Historic Site. Thomas was sent to Port Arthur as he committed a second crime after being transported to Tasmania.

Convict Changes History

Jeff Curwood on 13th May, 2013 made the following changes:

date of birth 1861, date of death 10th May, 1891, gender, occupation, crime

Jeffery Curwood on 23rd December, 2018 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1816 (prev. 1861)

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