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Thomas Rawsthorne

Thomas Rawsthorne, one of 188 convicts transported on the Recovery, 30 July 1819

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Thomas Rawsthorne
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1795
Occupation: Labourer
Date of Death: 15th June, 1837
Age: 42 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 56 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 14 years

Crime: House breaking
Convicted at: Lancaster Assizes
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: Recovery
Departure date: 30th July, 1819
Arrival date: 18th December, 1819
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 187 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/3, Page Number 192
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

Denis Pember on 20th May, 2017 wrote:

On arrival in the colony, Thoams was assigned to Pierce Collits (Convict, 1810, “Minorca”) as a convict labourer.
On February 2nd 1826 he was granted his ticket of leave (34/2170), his district stated as Bathurst.
Later that same year, he married Sohia Jane Collits, the daughter of Pierce on 30th October 1826.
Thomas and Sophia had three children; Thomas 1827, Joseph 1829 and James 1834.

Denis Pember on 20th May, 2017 wrote:

Sophia Jane then married Thomas Morris, the son of James Morris (Convict, 1801, “Minorca”) and Sarah Mitchell.  Sophia and Thomas Morris had a further 6 children.

Convict Changes History

Denis Pember on 20th May, 2017 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1795 (prev. 0000), date of death: 15th June, 1837 (prev. 0000), gender: m

Denis Pember on 20th May, 2017 made the following changes:

occupation, crime

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