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Thomas Powling

Thomas Powling, one of 153 convicts transported on the Elizabeth, May 1816

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Thomas Powling
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1797
Occupation: Indoor servant
Date of Death: 4th September, 1846
Age: 49 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 60 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Grand larceny
Convicted at: Suffolk Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Elizabeth
Departure date: May, 1816
Arrival date: 5th October, 1816
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 152 other convicts

References

Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/2, Page Number 267 (135). Public Records Office: NSW, Aust., Settler & Convict Lists, HO 10 1/2 & HO 10/16 & NSW, Aust., Colonial Secretary's Papers, Special Bundles(Series: NRS 898; Reel or Fiche Numbers: Reels 6020-6040, 6070; Fiche 3260-3312) & NSWm Aust, Colonial Secretary's Papers, petition to marry (Series: NRS 897; Reel or Fiche Numbers: Reels 6041-6064, 6071-6072)
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

Susan Gray on 23rd June, 2017 wrote:

His occupation was a Whaler at time of his death at Port Fairy Victoria where his cause of death was drowning.  There was an Inquiry into his death.

Iris Dunne on 23rd June, 2017 wrote:

Tried: 12 January 1816 at Ipswich
TOL: 1823
Event Date: 23 March 1824, Free Settler, petition for permission to marry Elenor Hatton, servant to J. T. Goodsir.

Meredith East on 2nd June, 2020 wrote:

Thomas Powling was baptised on the 13th August, 1797.  His occupation in 1816 was a Farmer Boy, in 1820 a Servant to William Lord, in 1824 and 1825 was Free by Servitude and employed by S.Lord, 1838 a Whaler and in 1840 a Cooper.  He was aged 49 when he drowned on Griffith Island, Port Fairy.

Convict Changes History

Claire Kelly on 6th October, 2014 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1790 (prev. 0000), gender: m, crime

Susan Gray on 23rd June, 2017 made the following changes:

date of death: 4th September, 1846 (prev. 0000), occupation

Iris Dunne on 23rd June, 2017 made the following changes:

source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/2, Page Number 267 (135). Public Records Office: NSW, Aust., Settler & Convict Lists, HO 10 1/2 & HO 10/16 & NSW, Aust., Colonial Secretary's Papers, Special Bundles

Meredith East on 2nd June, 2020 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1797 (prev. 1790), crime

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