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Thomas Smallbone

Thomas Smallbone, one of 230 convicts transported on the Isabella, April 1818

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Thomas Smallbone
Aliases: Smallbon, Smallbourne, Smallborne
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

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

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 61 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Stealing
Convicted at: Wilts. Quarter Session
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Isabella
Departure date: 3rd April, 1818
Arrival date: 14th September, 1818
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 230 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/3, Page Number 20
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 12th May, 2018 wrote:

Thomas Smallbone, for stealing from Marlborough bridewell a cloth coat, the property of James Silvester; &c. &c. was sentenced to be transported for 7 years.

Colonial Secretary Papers:
SMALLBONE, Thomas or SMALLBORN. Per “Isabella”, 1818

1821 Sep 8:  Employed at the New Lumber Yard. On list of all persons victualled from H.M. Magazines; listed as Smallburn (Reel 6016; 4/5781 p.85)

1822 Aug 2:  Convict mechanic assigned to Dr Townson at Airds (Reel 6009; 4/3506 p.120)

1823 Jun 28:  Servant to Mr Townson at Bunbury Curran; carpenter. Petition for ticket of leave; as Smallborn (Reel 6055; 4/1760 p.147)

1824 Oct 8:  Carpenter. Assigned convict tradesman whose master was a defaulter in payment for; appears as Smallborne (Fiche 3293; 5/3821.1 p.6)

15/4/1824: COF

Maureen Withey on 4th May, 2019 wrote:

Fifteen convicts were on Thursday removed from Fisherton gaol and put on board the Laurel hulk at Gosport… Thos Smallbone, convicted of felony at our last Easter sessions, to be transported for 7 years.
Salisbury Journal, Monday 26 May 1817

HO 9-9-1 Records of Laurel, Hardy and York Hulks, in Portsmouth Harbour, 1805-1831, page 38.
Received from Salisbury 22 May 1817 (15 prisoners)
Thos. Smallbone, age 31 convicted of a felony at Easter Sessions, 15 April 1817,sentenced to transportation for 7 years. Disd (to ship)16 March 1818.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 12th May, 2018 made the following changes:

alias1: Smallbon, alias2: Smallbourne, alias3: Smallborne, gender: m, occupation, crime

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