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Thomas Sarsfield

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Thomas Sarsfield
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1822
Occupation: Servant
Date of Death: 10th January, 1843
Age: 21 years

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: Sheep-stealing
Convicted at: Ireland, Westmeath
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Richard Webb
Departure date: 13th October, 1841
Arrival date: 9th March, 1842
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 8 other convicts


Primary source: Tasmanian Archives
Source description:

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Community Contributions

Nell Murphy on 28th October, 2019 wrote:

Thomas SARSFIELD was convicted at Westmeath, Ireland on 23 June 1841 for stealing one sheep. Gaol report: “very good”.  7 yr transportation sentence.  Sent to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) per the ship “Richard Webb” arriving 4 March 1842. Ship surgeon’s report: “good”.

Single man; aged 20 yrs; servant; 5’3 1/2” height; fresh complexion, freckled; dk brown hair; black eyes; can read; Roman Catholic.
Native place of birth: Galway, Ireland (ref. convict record)
Brother: James
Sisters: Mary & Biddy

Colony of VDL:
1 yr Probation period
Stationed at Swan Port.

DEATH: 10 Jan 1843 - Thomas SARSFIELD died at Swan Port, VDL. Cause - consumption, following a long illness.  (ref. convict record)

Convict Changes History

Nell Murphy on 28th October, 2019 made the following changes:

convicted at, term: 7 years, voyage, source: Tasmanian Archives (prev. ), firstname: Thomas, surname: Sarsfield, alias1: , alias2: , alias3: , alias4: , date of birth: 1822, date of death: 10th January, 1843, gender: m, occupation, crime

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