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Thomas Smith, one of 170 convicts transported on the Malabar, 14 June 1819
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
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life span was 56 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to Life
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/3, Page Number 186
||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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D Wong on 1st November, 2012 wrote:
Thomas Smith was 28 years old when transported. His native place was Manchester and his trade was Labourer/barber.
Thomas was 5’6” tall, dark sallow complexion, black hair and dark eyes.
Feb 1820: Runaway & stole a whaleboat - Transported to Newcastle, 7 years.
1821: Robbery & taking to the bush - 75 Lashes.
4/3/1822: Assigned to JP Webber, Newcastle.
Nov.1822: Disorderly conduct - returned to Gov.
1823: Transported to Port Macquarie, returned in 1827.
1832: Armed robbery/bushranging, was sentenced to 14 years hard labour in irons on Norfolk Island. Returned in 1839 then sent to Cockatoo Island.
1851: TOL cancelled for being absent from his district.
1857: Died at Parramatta aged 66.
Graeme Beasley on 19th October, 2019 wrote:
An attempt on his life by a fellow prisoner at Norfolk Island resulted in the perpetrator John Mac Donald being hung on the 13th April 1832. This being the first hanging on Norfolk Island since 1800.
Convict Changes History
D Wong on 1st November, 2012 made the following changes:
alias1 Jackson, John (alias) (prev. Jackson, John (Alias)), date of birth 1789, date of death 1857, gender, occupation, crime
Iris Dunne on 19th October, 2019 made the following changes:
alias1: John Jackson (prev. Jackson, John (alias))