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Thomas Rymer

Thomas Rymer, one of 240 convicts transported on the Marquis of Hastings, 16 March 1839

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Thomas Rymer
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: -
Occupation: Engraver
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 61 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Forgery
Convicted at: Central Criminal Court
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Marquis of Hastings
Departure date: 16th March, 1839
Arrival date: 23rd July, 1839
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 239 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/12, Page Number 1
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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Dick Collins on 2nd September, 2012 wrote:

Mr Rymer was the son of alcolm Rymer, of Edinburg, and Louisa Dixon of London. He was born in Clerkenwell, London, on 1 February 1816, in Coldbath Square. His brother James was an author, and the creator of one of the most popular and enduring villains in English literature. If this were not a pay site, I would tell you more.


Rebecca Nesvet on 24th August, 2015 wrote:

He was convicted of forgery: Tim Hitchcock, Robert Shoemaker, Clive Emsley, Sharon Howard and Jamie McLaughlin, et al., The Old Bailey Proceedings Online, 1674-1913 (http://www.oldbaileyonline.org, version 7.2, 25 March 2015).

Like Collins, I would tell you more, but this is a paid site, and it’s such a very good story. Keep attending the tale…

Convict Changes History

Dick Collins on 2nd September, 2012 made the following changes:

gender m

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