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Thomas Pointon, one of 330 convicts transported on the Lady Raffles, 30 November 1840
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
|Date of Birth:
|Date of Death:
||24th December, 1873
life span was 51 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 7 years
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/12, Page Number 250
||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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D Wong on 19th May, 2015 wrote:
Thomas Pointon was the brother of Frederick and Henry Pointon (Sarah 1836) and son of Thomas Pointon and Eleanor Phelps.
He was transported for ‘Poaching’ and having 2 pheasants in his possession.
Thomas was 31 years old on arrival in VDL. He was 5’10 ½” tall, blue eyes, brown to grey hair, could read and write, 4 moles on lower part of throat, married with 1 child. His occupation was a ‘Pork butcher/Fishmonger’.
Wife: Eliza Hazell and 1 son, John Pointon b 3/6/1827.
4 brothers: Henry, Frederick, both transported on the ‘Sarah 1836’ Samuel, Francis;
2 sisters: Ellen, Ann at np.
Thomas had previous convictions: Once tried for manslaughter, acquitted at the bar: once misdemeanour 12 months, once breaking into a mill, acquitted: escape from cage when first taken.
21/2/1846: The Cornwall Chronicle: CP approved.
17/9/1868: The Mercury, Hobart:
UNLICENSED DOGS - Thomas Pointon appeared to answer an information preferred against him by the Superintendent of Police, for having two dogs in his possession without having licensed the same according to law. The case was clearly proved, but their Worships taking into consideration the defendant’s poverty, inflicted a penalty of 2s. 6d. for each dog, and remitted the costs ; intimating, however, to Mr. Pointon that he must at once license his poodles.
24/12/1873: (No proof this was him, but seems likely) Thomas died of Decay of Nature at Longford. He was aged 70 and listed as a Farmer.
Convict Changes History
D Wong on 19th May, 2015 made the following changes:
alias1: Poynton, date of birth: 1803 (prev. 0000), date of death: 24th December, 1873 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime