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Thomas Selfe

Thomas Selfe, one of 156 convicts transported on the Arab, 03 July 1822

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Thomas Selfe
Aliases: Thomas Self
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 5th November, 1798
Occupation: Butcher
Date of Death: 20th November, 1874
Age: 76 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 51 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Housebreaking
Convicted at: Wilts. Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Arab
Departure date: 3rd July, 1822
Arrival date: 6th November, 1822
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 155 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/4, Page Number 185 (93)
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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greg webster on 13th November, 2013 wrote:

Thomas Selfe (Known as Thomas Self) was born about 1798 in England. He died in Hobart 20 May 1874. He is mentioned estensively on TROVE (NLA website. He He married twice first to Margaret Mahan (Convict) (Lachlan Macdonald first husband) and there were child/ren to tthge marriage to Thomas - believed to be Henry Mark, Alfred, Mary Ann and Goerge. His second marriage was to Elizabeth Capel (nee Beardshawe) (Convict). There were six children to that marriage. Capel had children to previous maarriages/ relationships. Children to self Capel relationship were Thomas Edward Self (7 Jun 1854)married Frances Emily Mangan, Sarah Anne Self (23 Jun 1855)married John James McDonald, Emily Self (04 Aug 1856- 29 Apr 1863, Frederick Self (20 Jann 1859) married Jane Sutcliffe, George Henry 26 Sep 1859-23Oct1859, and Rosina (26 Nov 1862)married Joseph August Meredyth.
Thomas Self and his wife Elizabeth had a successful store in Hobart,Tasmania.  He died at his residence Collins Street having been sick for mmonths. TROVE outlines that he had been a miller, a corn dealer, and later in business as a draper.

Maureen Withey on 16th April, 2019 wrote:

Salisbury. The following prisoners were tried and sentenced as under: Death – ... Thos. Selfe, for a grand larceny at Bradford,...(All the above prisoners, nineteen in number, have been reprieved.)
Salisbury and Winchester Journal, 18 Mar 1822

Maureen Withey on 7th January, 2020 wrote:

June 10, 1825.
Thomas Self (471), 5ft. 6in. brown hair, grey eyes, 24 years of age, a butcher, tried at Wilts, March 1822, sentence life, arrived in this Colony per Arab 1822, native place Bradford, two small scars on forehead, pock-pitted, absconded from the service of Mr. Risely,  April 26, 1825.— £2 Reward.

Penny-Lyn Beale on 23rd May, 2021 wrote:

1826 - New South Wales and Tasmania, Australia Convict Musters, Tasmania. 1826
No; 471
Name; Thomas Selfe
Ship arrived by; Arab
To whom assigned/Occupation; ABSCONDED; 26 April 1825

1835 - New South Wales and Tasmania, Australia Convict Musters, Tasmania. 1835
Remarks; Ticket of Leave

Convict Changes History

greg webster on 13th November, 2013 made the following changes:


John on 21st August, 2018 made the following changes:

alias1: Thomas Self, date of birth: 5th November, 1798 (prev. 0000), date of death: 20th November, 1874 (prev. 0000), occupation, crime

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