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Thomas Smith

Thomas Smith, one of 300 convicts transported on the Baring, April 1815

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Thomas Smith
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

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

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 59 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 14 years

Crime: House breaking
Convicted at: Somerset Assizes
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: Baring
Departure date: April, 1815
Arrival date: 7th September, 1815
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 300 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/2, Page Number 206
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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Maureen Withey on 16th December, 2019 wrote:

Thomas Smith, for house-breaking, transportation for life.
Taunton Courier, 25 Aug 1814.

Tasmanian Record: https://stors.tas.gov.au/CON13-1-1$init=CON13-1-1p46
Thomas Smith, arrived in New South Wales per Baring.  He arrived in VDL on the Emu.
His name is on a list of 31 Mechanics and Labourers to be embarked on H,M C. Brig Emu for the Service of the Government at Port Dalrymple in Van Diemen’s Land, 30 October 1815.
No 2. Thomas Smith, carpenter, Baring, convicted at Somerset August 1814, sentence Life.

Convict Changes History

Maureen Withey on 16th December, 2019 made the following changes:

gender: m, crime

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