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Thomas Pester

Thomas Pester, one of 222 convicts transported on the Katherine Stewart Forbes, 21 February 1832

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Thomas Pester
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1818
Occupation: Baker
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 56 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 14 years

Crime: Embezzlement
Convicted at: Bristol Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: Katherine Stewart Forbes
Departure date: 21st February, 1832
Arrival date: 16th July, 1832
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 221 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/8, Page Number 265 (133)
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

Dianne Jones on 19th March, 2021 wrote:

OCCUPATION: Baker’s boy (see https://stors.tas.gov.au/CON18-1-10$init=CON18-1-10p41).

TRIED: He was sentenced to 14 years at Bristol on 17 October 1831 for embezzlement. He had a previous conviction for larceny for which he received a one month jail term (see UK, Prison Hulk Registers and Letter Books, 1802-1849).

Dianne Jones on 19th March, 2021 wrote:

IN VDL: He received a Ticket of Leave in 1844 and was granted a Free Certificate in 1845 (see https://stors.tas.gov.au/CON31-1-35$init=CON31-1-35p99).

Convict Changes History

Dianne Jones on 19th March, 2021 made the following changes:

gender: m

Dianne Jones on 19th March, 2021 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1818 (prev. 0000), occupation, crime

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