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Thomas Sims

Thomas Sims, one of 200 convicts transported on the Earl Spencer, May 1813

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Thomas Sims
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1765
Occupation: Seaman
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 57 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Charged with an offence against the crown (smuggling)
Convicted at: Southampton (Winchester) Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Earl Spencer
Departure date: May, 1813
Arrival date: 9th October, 1813
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 199 other convicts

References

Primary source: State Archives NSW; Series: NRS 12188; Item: [4/4004]; Microfiche: 634 (Ancestry.com) Star (London) - Tuesday 09 March 1813 (britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk)
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

Geoff Sims on 8th September, 2015 wrote:

Parents; William and Frances,
Siblings; Henry, William, Ann, Amy, James, Charlotte, Maria.

Philip Tate on 20th November, 2016 wrote:

Thomas Sims was tried at Winchester Assizes, Hampshire on Saturday 06 March 1813 for aiding French prisoners of war to escape.

Philip Tate on 6th July, 2020 wrote:

Thomas Sims was recorded in the New South Wales, Australia, Convict Indents, 1788-1842 as being aged 48 years (born c.1765), a native of Sussex, England, and a seaman.
Newspaper reports of the Winchester Assizes record that Sims was a resident of Stanpit, near Christchurch, Hampshire, England.

Convict Changes History

Geoff Sims on 8th September, 2015 made the following changes:

convicted at, date of birth: 20th August, 1786 (prev. 0000), gender: m

Philip Tate on 20th November, 2016 made the following changes:

source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/2, Page Number 100 British Newspaper Archive. Hampshire Chronicle, Monday 08 March 1813, Monday 15 March 1813. Windsor and Eton Express, Sunday 06 June 1813. (prev.

Philip Tate on 6th July, 2020 made the following changes:

source: State Archives NSW; Series: NRS 12188; Item: [4/4004]; Microfiche: 634 (Ancestry.com) Star (London) - Tuesday 09 March 1813 (britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk) (prev. Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/2,

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