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Thomas Shepherd

Thomas Shepherd, one of 240 convicts transported on the Elphinstone, 20 January 1836

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Thomas Shepherd
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1814
Occupation: -
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 60 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Stealing
Convicted at: Central Criminal Court
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Elphinstone
Departure date: 20th January, 1836
Arrival date: 24th May, 1836
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 239 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/10, Page Number 222. Tasmanian Archives - convicts http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON31-1-40,262,182,L,80. Indent pg 53.
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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Community Contributions

Carol Axton-Thompson on 21st October, 2013 wrote:

Thomas Shepherd was convicted at CCC, London on 11/05/1835 for stealing - a sovereign from a person. 7yr sentence. Transported to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) on the ‘Elphinstone’ 1836.
Hulk Report: indifferent
Ship Surgeon’s Report: diligent scholar

Single man; trade - pressman; 5’6 1/4”; dk complexion; age 22yrs; dk brown hair; Hazel eyes.
Native place of birth: St. Giles, London.

Assignments in Colony:
1836 - Campbell Town
1838-1842 - Avoca

Ticket of Leave 11/09/1840

Convict Changes History

Carol Axton-Thompson on 21st October, 2013 made the following changes:

source, date of birth 1814, gender, crime

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