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Thomas Parsons

Thomas Parsons, one of 308 convicts transported on the David Clarke, 03 June 1841

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Thomas Parsons
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1802
Occupation: Awl maker
Date of Death: 24th February, 1845
Age: 43 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 54 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 10 years

Crime: Passing forged notes
Convicted at: Worcestershire Assizes
Sentence term: 10 years
Ship: David Clarke
Departure date: 3rd June, 1841
Arrival date: 4th October, 1841
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 306 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/12, Page Number 330. Tasmanian Archives - convicts
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

Carol Axton-Thompson on 31st March, 2013 wrote:

Thomas Parsons was convicted, for selling counterfeit coins, at Worcester 23/07/1840. 10 yr transportation sentence. Transported on the ‘David Clarke’ arriving Van Diemens Land (Tasmania) 04/10/1841.

Single man; Protestant; can read & write; 5’3 1/4”; 39yrs of age; fresh complexion, freckles; reddish whiskers; brown hair; dk hazel eyes.
Native Place: Birmsey

15 months Probation at Jericho & Fingal. Expired 04/01/1843.
1842 report: obedient, quiet & good.
24/07/1844: Perth, Tas: absent without leave - 7 days solitary.
1844: Rowcroft, Longford.

Died at Jericho, Tasmania Depot 24/02/1845.

Convict Changes History

Carol Axton-Thompson on 31st March, 2013 made the following changes:

date of birth 1802, date of death 24th February, 1845, gender

Carol Axton-Thompson on 31st March, 2013 made the following changes:

source, occupation, crime

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