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Thomas Shekleton

Thomas Shekleton, one of 136 convicts transported on the Prince of Orange, 22 July 1822

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Thomas Shekleton
Aliases: Shackleton, Skekelton
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1781
Occupation: -
Date of Death: 1827
Age: 46 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: Deception
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: Prince of Orange
Departure date: 1st April, 1822
Arrival date: 23rd July, 1822
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 135 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/4, Page Number 140
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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D Wong on 26th May, 2018 wrote:

Old Bailey:
Deception: forgery.
9th January 1822

Verdict Guilty > pleaded guilty
Sentence Transportation

THOMAS SKEKELTON and ROBERT DAVIS were indicted for feloniously exposing to sale, nine rings, having a forged mark on them, purporting to be the mark used by the Goldsmith’s Company.

The prisoners pleaded GUILTY.
Transported for Fourteen Years.

Robert Davis arrived NSW per ‘Guildford’ 1822.

Occupation: Goldsmith.

Thomas was listed as ‘Shekleton’ on arrival in VDL - also as Shackleton., he was 40 years old and was born in Clerkenwell.

Thomas was 5’6” tall, dark brown hair and eyes, AS on rt arm & AL on left pockpitted.

Wife at No.12 Fetter Lane.

From 1824-1826 was a Clerk at the Hospital - then embezzled some tea from the hospital and was sent back to Public Works.

10/12/1827: Burial date for Thomas ‘Shackleton’, aged 40 - died Hobart Town.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 26th May, 2018 made the following changes:

alias1: Shackleton, alias2: Skekelton, date of birth: 1781 (prev. 0000), date of death: 1827 (prev. 0000), gender: m, crime

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