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Thomas Podmore

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

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Thomas Podmore
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1813
Occupation: Baker
Date of Death: 26th October, 1900
Age: 87 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 53 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 14 years

Crime: Stealing
Convicted at: Lancaster 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

References

Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/8, Page Number 270
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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Dianne Jones on 28th March, 2021 wrote:

OCCUPATION: Pastry cook, not baker (see https://stors.tas.gov.au/CON18-1-10$init=CON18-1-10p41).

Dianne Jones on 28th March, 2021 wrote:

1831, 24 October: Convicted for stealing wearing apparel. He had six previous convictions including 6 months’ jail for stealing a shirt.

1832: On arrival in VDL, he was 19 and single.

1844, 1 March: Granted a Ticket of Leave.

1847, 30 April: He received his Certificate of Freedom (see https://stors.tas.gov.au/CON34-1-3$init=CON34-1-3P487).

Dianne Jones on 29th March, 2021 wrote:

MORE ABOUT THOMAS PODMORE

1846, 31 October: Thomas Podmore, a labourer aged 31, was granted permission to marry Emma Little, 25 and a servant. Emma, who had been transported to VDL in 1844 per Tasmania, had a Class 3 ticket. She was originally a plain cook and servant, was convicted for stealing a bottle of wine apparel and was sentenced to seven years’ transportation (see https://stors.tas.gov.au/CON52-1-2p209).

1846, 14 December: The couple was married at Hamilton in St Peter’s United Church of England and Ireland. The ceremony was performed by George Wright; and witnesses were Edward Coates and Edith Moran (see https://stors.tas.gov.au/RGD37-1-5p295j2k).

1847, 24 June: The birth of an unnamed male child – mother Emma Little and father Thomas Podmore, labourer – was recorded/registered at Campbell Town on 11 August 1847 (see https://stors.tas.gov.au/RGD33-1-26-p299j2k). Family records show the child’s name was Joseph James and he died, aged 1½ years, at Campbell Town on 17 December 1848 (see https://stors.tas.gov.au/RGD35-1-18p79j2k). The Coroner found the cause of death was drowning and suffocation but could not determine “how or by what means” this occurred (see https://stors.tas.gov.au/SC195-1-23-1994).

1847, 2 November: Emma Podmore, 25, of South Esk and wife of Thomas Podmore died. She was buried in the Parish of Green Ponds, Co of Buckingham. Her burial was registered at Campbell Town (see https://stors.tas.gov.au/RGD34-1-2p101j2k).

Dianne Jones on 29th March, 2021 wrote:

1862, 19 February: Thomas Podmore, 44, a shepherd and widower, married Mary Ann Andrews, 22, a servant and spinster, in the Deputy Registrar’s Office at New Norfolk (see https://stors.tas.gov.au/RGD37-1-21p271j2k).

1864, 26 January: Emma Podmore, daughter of Thomas Podmore, a shepherd, and Mary Anne Andrews was born at Sandy Bay. Her birth was registered at Hobart on 4 February (see https://stors.tas.gov.au/RGD33-1-8-p405j2k). Emma Josephine Podmore, aged 17 and daughter of a labourer, was admitted to the General Hospital in Hobart on 15 April 1880 and died there on 30 April from typhoid fever and pneumonia (see https://stors.tas.gov.au/HSD145-1-1$init=HSD145-1-1_0207).
1867, 7 January: An unnamed male child, son of Thomas Podmore, a shepherd, and Mary Anne Andrews was born at Mother Dawn Farm, New Norfolk. His birth was registered at New Norfolk on 11 February (see https://stors.tas.gov.au/RGD33-1-45p122j2k). This would be Thomas Joseph Podmore (see below 1876).

Dianne Jones on 29th March, 2021 wrote:

1869, 3 February: Elizabeth Podmore, daughter of Thomas Podmore, a shepherd, and Mary Anne Andrews was born at Bothwell. Her birth was registered at Bothwell on 19 February (see https://stors.tas.gov.au/RGD33-1-47p549j2k). Elizabeth Isabel/Isabelle Podmore, aged 6 and born at Bothwell, the daughter of a farm labourer, died in the General Hospital at Hobart on 14 May 1875. The Coroner found she had been “accidentally burnt” (see https://stors.tas.gov.au/RGD35-1-8p318j2k).

1871, 8 December: Susannah Martha, daughter of Thomas Podmore, a shepherd, and Mary Anne Andrews was born at Cherry Tree Opening. Her birth was registered at Sorell on 15 January 1872 (see https://stors.tas.gov.au/RGD33-1-50p685j2k).
1876, 21 June: Thomas Joseph Podmore, aged 9 years and 6 months, was admitted to the Kennerley Boys’ Home in West Hobart. He was the son of Thomas Podmore, a farm labourer per KS Forbes, and Mary Ann Andrews, a domestic servant free to the colony. Thomas Jnr was admitted to the home because “his father [was] an aged man unable to support his family” and his “mother has left the colony” (see https://stors.tas.gov.au/POL709-1-28$init=POL709-1-28P189). Note: No evidence that Mary Ann Andrews Podmore left Tasmania.

1877, 11 January: William George Podmore, son of Thomas Podmore, a shepherd, and Mary Anne Andrews was born at Macquarie Street, Hobart. His birth was registered on 27 February (see https://stors.tas.gov.au/RGD33-1-11-p764j2k).
1880, 27 December: Alice Maria, daughter of Thomas Podmore, a shepherd, and Mary Anne Andrews was born at Davey Street, Hobart. Her birth was registered on 25 January 1881 (see https://stors.tas.gov.au/RGD33-1-12-p375j2k).

Dianne Jones on 29th March, 2021 wrote:

1900, 18 September: Thomas Podmore, a pauper or invalid, was admitted to the New Town Charitable Institute (also called the Invalid Depot, Hobart). He was discharged “to his wife” on 22 September (see https://stors.tas.gov.au/POL709-1-28$init=POL709-1-28P189).

1900, 26 October: Thomas [Joseph] Podmore died, aged 87, in Hobart (see The Mercury, 27 October 1900, p1, Family Notices).

Margaret Evers on 10th July, 2021 wrote:

His son William George Podmore had three children, Phyllis Mary Podmore (about 1905) Beryl Catherine about 1912, and Patrick Basil 1924.  Any information on them would be greatly appreciated.  Margi Evers, @bruce_evers@hotmail.com

Convict Changes History

Dianne Jones on 28th March, 2021 made the following changes:

gender: m

Dianne Jones on 28th March, 2021 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1813 (prev. 0000), occupation

Dianne Jones on 28th March, 2021 made the following changes:

crime

Dianne Jones on 29th March, 2021 made the following changes:

date of death: 26th October, 1900 (prev. 0000)

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