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Thomas Poulson, one of 400 convicts transported on the Tortoise, 28 September 1841
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
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life span was 61 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 10 years
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/12, Page Number 379 (191)
||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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Anonymous on 28th June, 2011 wrote:
Married Louisa Easton, daughter of George Easton. Three living children, Henrietta (married J J Wignall first Lord mayor of Hobart), Charles and George Poulson.
Anonymous on 14th October, 2011 wrote:
It appears he drowned in 1864 although there is no hard evidence that I’ve found/
Anonymous on 18th October, 2011 wrote:
No record of a death for Thomas, prior to 1899, on the Tasmanian Pioneer Index.
Thane on 31st December, 2011 wrote:
He was born in London, England. His father was Thomas and mother Elizabeth. He had four brothers and three sisters.
The IGI records a Thomas and Elizabeth Poulson living at Shoreditch in London having eight children.
William born 1 October 1815 and baptised 10 July 1826
James born 11 February 1817 and baptised 10 July 1826
Frederick and Elizabeth, twins, born 24 February 1822 and baptised 29 April 1822
Thomas born 1 August 1823 and baptised 21 October 1823
Eliza Susannah born 6 December 1824 and baptised 2 January 1825
Charles born 13 May 1826, baptised 10 July 1826 and died 14 June 1829; and
John born 25 October 1827 and baptised 11 January 1828.
Thomas was tried at Bristol Quarter Sessions on 12 April 1841 for stealing watches from Prosecutor Mr Bull. He was sentenced to transportation for 10 years.
Shane Poulson on 20th September, 2014 wrote:
Married 1860 Louisa Easton.
His father was Thomas Poulson and his mother was Elizabeth. He was apparently drowned off Cape Raoul, Tasmania. He was a fisherman. He left 3 living children.
Shane Poulson on 30th December, 2015 wrote:
Under name of Louisa Polston his widow was granted an allowance 01/12/1866 ‘husband dead and left with 3children’ (Return of Persons who are in receipt of Public Funds on 01/12/1870 - Council Papers No47/1870 p 30.
Convict Changes History
Thane on 31st December, 2011 made the following changes:
Shane Poulson on 20th September, 2014 made the following changes:
date of death: 1865 (prev. 0000)
Shane Poulson on 30th December, 2015 made the following changes:
date of birth: 1820 (prev. 0000)
Shane Poulson on 28th December, 2018 made the following changes: