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Thomas Rogers

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Thomas Rogers
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1803
Occupation: Errand boy
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 53 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Vagrancy
Convicted at: Cork City
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Mary
Departure date: 25th May, 1819
Arrival date: 26th August, 1819
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 160 other convicts

References

Primary source: New South Wales, Australia Convict Ship Muster Rolls and Related Records, 1790-1849; Irish Convicts to New South Wales 1788-1849, by Peter Mayberry
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Dianne Jones on 14th July, 2020 wrote:

TRIED: Summer 1818 (see New South Wales, Australia Convict Ship Muster Rolls and Related Records, 1790-184).

Dianne Jones on 14th July, 2020 wrote:

Thomas ROGERS 16, 5’2”, florid complexion, dark flaxen hair, blue eyes; native place Cork City (see NSW Convict Indents, 1788-1842; Bound Indentures 1818-1819). Note: While the Mary’s Muster Roll gives his age as 13, two other documents/references list him as 16 years old (see Irish Convicts to New South Wales 1788-1849, by Peter Mayberry, and NSW Convict Indents).

Dianne Jones on 6th August, 2020 wrote:

1825, 12 May: Thomas ROGERS – Certificate of Freedom #61/3685 – per Mary 1, 1819; tried Cork City, Summer 1818, seven years; native of Cork; brickmaker; 23, 5’5½”, ruddy complexion, brown hair and blue eyes (see New South Wales, Australia, Certificates of Freedom, 1810-1814, 1827-1867).
1825: Thomas ROGERS – free by servitude – Mary 1819, employed by John Hassal … (see NSW and Tasmania, Australia Convict Musters, 1806-1849, New South Wales General muster M-Z 1825).

Dianne Jones on 6th August, 2020 wrote:

1826, 27 November: Thomas ROGERS per Mary 1 tried by the Supreme Court, Sydney, and convicted of perjury; sentence of seven years, Norfolk Island (see below).

1826, 29 November: From the Sydney Gazette, p3:

“Supreme Criminal Court: MONDAY, NOVEMBER 27 before Mr. Justice Stephen. Thomas Rogers was indicted for wilful and corrupt perjury, committed before the last Court of Quarter Sessions, on the trial of Thomas McLean, for an unnatural crime. Guilty. Sentenced to stand for one hour in the pillory, on a public market-day, at a place to be appointed, and afterwards to be transported to a penal settlement for the term of seven years.”

1826, 12 December: Thomas ROGERS admitted to the Phoenix Hulk; per Mary 1, tried by Criminal Court, Sydney, on 27 November; 7 years; perjury; sentenced to Norfolk Island (see New South Wales, Australia, Convict Records, 1810-1891; Phoenix Hulk: Entrance Books, 1825-1831).

Dianne Jones on 6th August, 2020 wrote:

1827, 5 February: Thomas ROGERS per Mary 1 discharged from the Phoenix Hulk and sent for 7 years to Norfolk Island, aboard the brig Governor Macquarie (see New South Wales, Australia, Convict Records, 1810-1891; Phoenix Hulk 1825-1830, image 36/99).
1833, 24 October: Thomas ROGERS per Mary 1, [now] free; bond; Protestant; labourer; admitted to Phoenix Hulk – he came from Norfolk Island per the ship Esther; he was forwarded to Hyde Park Barracks by direction of the High Sheriff on 28 October 1833 (see New South Wales, Australia, Convict Records, 1810-1891; Phoenix Hulk: Entrance Books, 1831-1833).

1833, 28 November: Thomas ROGERS – Certificate of Freedom #33/1309 – per Mary 1, 1819; native place Cork; brickmaker; offence – perjury, tried Sydney Supreme Court, 27 November 1826; 7 years; born 1802, 5’5½”, ruddy complexion, light brown hair and hazel/grey eyes; small mole under right eye. Another on left cheek. Scar back of left hand. Scar on heel of same. General remarks: “Was originally tried at Cork City Summer 1818, sentence seven years”. Notation: Renewed #42/101 dated 14 January 1842, this having been returned mutilated and cancelled (see NSW, Australia, Certificates of Freedom, 1810-1814, 1827-1867).

Convict Changes History

Dianne Jones on 14th July, 2020 made the following changes:

convicted at, term: 7 years, voyage, source: New South Wales, Australia Convict Ship Muster Rolls and Related Records, 1790-1849; Irish Convicts to New South Wales 1788-1849, by Peter Mayberry (prev. ), firstname: Thomas, surname: Rogers, alias1: , alias2

Dianne Jones on 14th July, 2020 made the following changes:

convicted at, crime

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