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Thomas Painter

Thomas Painter, one of 330 convicts transported on the Lord Lynedoch [Lord Lyndoch], 30 May 1833

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Thomas Painter
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1807
Occupation: Bricklayer
Date of Death: 22nd January, 1866
Age: 59 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 7 years

Crime: Stealing fowls
Convicted at: Chester Assizes
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Lord Lyndoch
Departure date: 30th May, 1833
Arrival date: 18th October, 1833
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 329 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/9, Page Number 122
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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Keith South on 11th January, 2015 wrote:

Thomas PAINTER at the age of 35 was convicted on the 23rd March 1833 at the Chester Assizes (England) with “stealing fowls”. Thomas was sentenced to 7 years transportation to Australia. Thomas had a previous conviction of 7 years where he served four and a half years at Portsmouth, England. Thomas Painter’s calling was a bricklayer. Thomas was single, could read but not write. Thomas Painter was transported with 324 male prisoners on the ship “Lord Lyndock” where they arrived in Sydney, Australia on the 18th October 1833.

Thomas Painter received his “Certificate of Freedom” 40/558 on the 25th March 1840. Thomas Painter married Sophia Goulding at Bungonia, Goulburn, N.S.W.

Sophia Goulding at the age of 17 was convicted on the 9th January 1838 at the Bristol City Quarter Sessions with “robbing her master”. Sophia was sentenced to 10 years transportation to Australia. Sophia’s calling was of a general servant, single, age 17, a Protestant and could read and write. Sophia Goulding was transported with 171 female prisoners, 23 convict children, there was also 5 free women, 19 children and passengers on the ship “John Renwick” where they arrived in Sydney, Australia on the 27th August 1838, after 116 days at sea. Sophia Goulding received her “Ticket of Leave” No. 44/593 on the 9th February 1844.

As stated, Thomas Painter married Sophia Goulding on the 8th September 1840 at the Church of England Parsonage, Bungonia, Goulburn. N.S.W. As Thomas could not write, he signed with his “X” mark. At the time of their marriage, Thomas was age 42 and Sophia was age 19. Thomas and Sophia were the parents of 11 children. George b. 1841, John b. 1843, Martha b. 1845, Hannah b. 1848, Joseph b. 1849, William b. 1851, Richard b. 1854, Sophia b. 1857, Isaac b. 1860, Sarah b. 1862 and Thomasina Ann Elizabeth b. 23rd January 1866. Thomas and Sophia stayed in the Goulburn area where by 1853 Thomas had purchased a total of 60 acres, at Green Gully Creek near Baw Baw, Goulburn. N.S.W.

Thomas Painter died on the 22nd January 1866, age 58 at Baw Baw, Goulburn.

On the following day, the 23rd January 1866 Thomas Painter was buried at Goulburn. N.S.W, the same day their daughter Thomasina Ann Elizabeth was born at Baw Baw near Goulburn. N.S.W.

Convict Changes History

Keith South on 11th January, 2015 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1807 (prev. 0000), date of death: 22nd January, 1866 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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