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Thomas Porter

Thomas Porter, one of 170 convicts transported on the Bussorah Marchant, 24 March 1828

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Thomas Porter
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1809
Occupation: Gardener
Date of Death: 27th December, 1837
Age: 28 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 57 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Uttering forged notes
Convicted at: Leicester Borough Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Bussorah Merchant
Departure date: 24th March, 1828
Arrival date*: 24th November, 1828
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 169 other convicts
* Arrival date is estimated


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/6, Page Number 358
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

Penny-Lyn Beale on 16th December, 2020 wrote:

New South Wales, Australia, Convict Indents, 1788-1842. Bound Indentures

NO; 59
Name; Thomas Porter, Age 19; 1809
Read or write. Single,
Native County; Leicester
Trade; Gardener
Offence; Uttering forged Bill
Trial; 10 Aug 1827
Height; 5 ft. 3 1/4
Complexion; Brown
Hair; Light Sandy
Eyes; Brown
Assigned; Coll Wall, Sydney
Additional Remarks; 37/1752. DIED 27 Dec 1837


Convict Changes History

Penny-Lyn Beale on 16th December, 2020 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1809 (prev. 0000), date of death: 27th December, 1837 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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