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Thomas Smith

Thomas Smith, one of 222 convicts transported on the Katherine Stewart Forbes, 21 February 1832

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Thomas Smith
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1801
Occupation: Labourer
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 54 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 14 years

Crime: Stealing from the person
Convicted at: Lancaster Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: Katherine Stewart Forbes
Departure date: 21st February, 1832
Arrival date: 16th July, 1832
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 221 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/8, Page Number 270
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

Dianne Jones on 25th March, 2021 wrote:

1832, 4 January: Thomas Smith, 31, a labourer from Burnley, was tried at Preston and convicted for stealing three sovereigns from the person. He had a previous conviction for a similar felony. He was held on the Ganymede hulk at Woolwich and sent from there on 11 February for transportation to VDL (see UK, Prison Hulk Registers and Letter Books, 1802-1849).

Dianne Jones on 25th March, 2021 wrote:

1832: On arrival in VDL, he was 31 and married to Sarah. They had three children.

1846: He received his Free Certificate no.37 (see https://stors.tas.gov.au/CON34-1-3$init=CON34-1-3P507).

Convict Changes History

Dianne Jones on 23rd March, 2021 made the following changes:

gender: m

Dianne Jones on 25th March, 2021 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1801 (prev. 0000), occupation, crime

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