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Thomas Shekleton, one of 136 convicts transported on the Prince of Orange, 22 July 1822
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
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life span was 57 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 14 years
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/4, Page Number 140
||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:
THOMAS SKEKELTON, ROBERT DAVIS.
9th January 1822
Verdict Guilty > pleaded guilty
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.
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