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Thomas Palmer

Thomas Palmer, one of 300 convicts transported on the Lady Palmira [Palmyra], 04 March 1846

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Thomas Palmer
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1820
Occupation: Labourer
Date of Death: 14th March, 1875
Age: 55 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: House breaking
Convicted at: Salop. Shrewsbury Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 10 years
Ship: Palmyra
Departure date: 4th March, 1846
Arrival date: 22nd August, 1846
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 310 other convicts

References

Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 92, Class and Piece Number HO11/15, Page Number 44
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

Stephen Palmer on 28th June, 2017 wrote:

Transported because this was a second offence. On this occasion broke into a local house at Chipnall nr Cheswardine Shropshire and stole a shirt. Convicted previously in 1843 at Stafford for stealing a scythe

Stephen Palmer on 28th June, 2017 wrote:

pardon/permission to leave 1854 after serving 8 years of 10 year sentence. Appears he continued to live in Tasmania and died 14-3-1875 at the General Hospital Hobart

Iris Dunne on 28th June, 2017 wrote:

Trial 5 January 1846
Crime: House breaking before court of Felony

Stephen Palmer on 11th January, 2019 wrote:

Baptised Cheswardine,Shropshire 31 Dec 1820 as Thomas Nicklin son of Sarah Nicklin of Lipley Heath Cheswardine. Father Charles Palmer, farmer at Lipley. Charles and Sarah married 1825 at Cheswardine.
Hospital record- Admitted to Hobart hospital Feb 1875 with meningitis.Address 29 Sorrell. Death 14 March 1875. Buried Hobart Cemetery 18 March 1875 -location no 145 compartment A

Convict Changes History

Stephen Palmer on 28th June, 2017 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1820 (prev. 0000), gender: m, crime

Stephen Palmer on 28th June, 2017 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1820 (prev. 0000), date of death: 1875 (prev. 0000), occupation

Iris Dunne on 28th June, 2017 made the following changes:

date of death: 14th March, 1875 (prev. 1875), crime

Iris Dunne on 28th June, 2017 made the following changes:

gender: m

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