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Thomas Skelton

Thomas Skelton, one of 230 convicts transported on the Mount Stuart Elphinstone [Mount Stewart Elphinstone], 01 June 1849

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Thomas Skelton
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 14th July, 1826
Occupation: Hotel owner
Date of Death: 8th May, 1873
Age: 46 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 51 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Stealing chickens
Convicted at: Suffolk. Bury St. Edmunds Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Mount Stuart Elphinstone
Departure date: 1st June, 1849
Arrival date: 1st November, 1849
Place of arrival Moreton Bay
Passenger manifest Travelled with 229 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 92, Class and Piece Number HO11/16, Page Number 76
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

D Wong on 3rd December, 2016 wrote:

7/3/1846: The Suffolk Chronicle; or Weekly General Advertiser & County Express Suffolk, England:
Thomas Skelton and Robert Lungley, charged with stealing 10 fowls, the property of William Orbell, of Cavendish.

18/3/1846 Bury and Norwich Post Suffolk, England:
Robert Lungley, aged 16, indicted with Skelton, 1 month, and to be whipped.

Thomas Skelton was born in Cavendish, Suffolk.

Thomas arrived at Moreton Bay as an ‘Exile’ he had been sentenced in 1846 but only arrived in 1849 - he received a TOL in 1849 (on arrival).

4/3/1851: TOL Passport - on the recommendation of the Commissioner of Crown Lands, Wide Bay.

8/6/1856: Married Maria Taylor at his residence, Dalgangal, Queensland - QLD BDM lists children: Louisa 1857, Female 1859, Thomas 1863, Female 1864, Female 1866.

1/5/1858 Moreton Bay Courier:
A license was granted to Thomas Skelton, of the Prince of Wales Hotel, Mundubbera.

2/11/1865 Rockhampton Bulletin and Central Queensland Advertiser:
I THOMAS SKELTON, now residing at Mundubburra, do hereby give notice
that it is my intention to apply at the next Special Petty Sessions to be holden for this
District, on the 13th day of November next ensuing, for a Publican’s License, for the sale of Fermented and Spirituous Liquors in the bouse and appurtenances thereunto belonging, situated at Woolton, and containing four bed rooms and two sitting-rooms, exclusive of those required for the use of my family.
The bouse is my own property, and is not at present licensed, and which I intend to keep as an inn or public-house under the sign of the ” WOOLPACK.”
I am married, having a wife and three children ; I have previously held a license for
eight years.
Given under my hand this 13th day of October, 1865.

27/3/1867 Maryborough Chronicle, Wide Bay and Burnett Advertiser:
To the Worshipful the Justices of the Peace aeting in and for the District of Gayndah, in Queensland.
I THOMAS SKELTON, now residing at Gayndah, do hereby give Notice that it is my intention to , apply at the Licensing Meeting to be holden for the Burnett District,
on the 16th of APRIL Next, for a Publican’s License for the Sale of Fermented and
Spirituous Liquors in the House and appurtenances thereunto belonging, situated at
Gayndah, containing Two Sitting-rooms and Six Bed-rooms, besides those required for the use of my Family, and which House is known by the sign of POWER’S HOTEL.
I am married, having a wife aud four children. I am at present holding a license
Given under my hand this thirteenth day of
March, one thousand eight hundred and sixty-seven.

8/5/1873: Thomas died at Oakey Creek, Gayndah, QLD and was buried in the Gayndah Cemetery.

Convict Changes History

Lance Bates on 3rd December, 2016 made the following changes:

date of birth: 14th July, 1826 (prev. 0000), date of death: 8th May, 1873 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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