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Thomas Penfound

Thomas Penfound, one of 225 convicts transported on the Stag, 02 February 1855

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Thomas Penfound
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1834
Occupation: Gardener
Date of Death: 1870
Age: 36 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 60 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 15 years

Crime: Burglary
Convicted at: Central Criminal Court
Sentence term: 15 years
Ship: Stag
Departure date: 2nd February, 1855
Arrival date: 23rd May, 1855
Place of arrival Western Australia
Passenger manifest Travelled with 224 other convicts

References

Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 93, Class and Piece Number HO11/18, Page Number 102
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

D Wong on 3rd March, 2017 wrote:

Old Bailey:
THOMAS PENFOUND, JOSEPH SAUNDERS, ARCHIBALD M’KENDRICK, EMMA WILSON, CATHERINE WATTS, Theft > burglary, 3rd January 1853.

Offence: Theft > burglary
Verdict: Guilty > no_subcategory; Not Guilty > unknown;
Punishment: Transportation; Transportation

THOMAS PENFOUND, JOSEPH SAUNDERS, ARCHIBALD M’KENDRICK, EMMA WILSON , and CATHERINE WATTS , were indicted for burglariously breaking and entering the dwelling-house of Samuel James Wood, and stealing therein 22 watches, 66 rings, and other articles, value 83l. 3s.; his goods.—2nd COUNT, for stealing the said goods, and afterwards burglariously breaking out of the said dwelling-house.—3rd COUNT, for receiving the said goods.

This was a very long trial and may be read in full at: https://www.oldbaileyonline.org/browse.jsp?id=def1-204-18530103&div=t18530103-204#highlight

PENFOUND— GUILTY . Aged 16.— Transported for Fifteen Years.
SAUNDERS— NOT GUILTY .
M’KENDRICK— GUILTY . Aged 19.
WILSON— GUILTY. Aged 19 of Receiving.
WATTS— GUILTY . Aged 16. Transported for Seven Years.

No ships found for any of the others.

Thomas Penfound was 20 years old on arrival in WA.

Thomas was single, 5’3” tall, brown hair, dark, brown eyes, fresh complexion, middling stout, Man on right arm. Semiliterate.

12/5/1857: TOL
20/7/1860: CP
Comments: Self-employed.

No marriage or children found.

1870: WA BDM - Thomas Penfound died aged 36.
Listed on the East Perth Cemeteries database:http://www.eastperthcemeteries.com.au/search-genealogical-results/13481-penfound.html

PENFOUND
CATEGORY DETAILS
GIVEN NAME: Thomas
DATE OF BURIAL:19thSeptember1870
PLACE OF DEATH: Mount Eliza Depot
AGE: 36 years
LOCATION OF GRAVE:
Church of England
REGISTRATION NUMBER: 4743
STATE LIBRARY OF WA: Acc 2467A/10; James
ARRIVAL DATE: 23/05/1855
ARRIVAL SHIP: Stag
BIOGRAPHY HISTORY: Convict No 3431

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 3rd March, 2017 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1834 (prev. 0000), date of death: 1870 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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