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Thomas Sims, one of 200 convicts transported on the Earl Spencer, May 1813
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
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life span was 54 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 7 years
||State Archives NSW; Series: NRS 12188; Item: [4/4004]; Microfiche: 634 (Ancestry.com)
Star (London) - Tuesday 09 March 1813 (britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk)
||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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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,