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Thomas Speedy

Thomas Speedy, one of 230 convicts transported on the Dudbrook, 17 November 1852

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Thomas Speedy
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 5th June, 1831
Occupation: Carpenter
Date of Death: 6th June, 1909
Age: 78 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 57 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Beastiality
Convicted at: Wilts. Assizes at Devizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Dudbrook
Departure date: 17th November, 1852
Arrival date: 7th February, 1853
Place of arrival Western Australia
Passenger manifest Travelled with 234 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 92, Class and Piece Number HO11/17, Page Number 578
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

Mark on 10th February, 2016 wrote:

Criminal Registers 1791-1892 - copy details state this convict, Thomas Speedy died “on route”.  Death recorded?

D Wong on 10th February, 2016 wrote:

Thomas Speedy did arrive in WA alive and well.  He was the son of William Speedy,
Was 5’4” tall, brown hair, hazel eyes, sallow complexion, single, build: proportionate.

26/8/1876: Married Ellen Sarah Whitehurst – 8 children all born at Geraldton, WA.

Thomas was a farmer at Yetna, also a carpenter, labourer.
Employed 8 TOL men on occasions during 1864-1868.

6/6/1909: Thomas died at Geraldton, WA.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 10th February, 2016 made the following changes:

date of birth: 5th June, 1831 (prev. 0000), date of death: 6th June, 1909 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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