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Timothy Spence

Timothy Spence, one of 224 convicts transported on the Gilmore, 31 October 1831

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Timothy Spence
Aliases: Spencer
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1797
Occupation: Blacksmith/horse shoer
Date of Death: 18th April, 1835
Age: 38 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 51 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Felony
Convicted at: York, North Riding Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Gilmore
Departure date: 31st October, 1831
Arrival date: 22nd March, 1832
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 224 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/8, Page Number 215 (110)
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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D Wong on 5th November, 2017 wrote:

9/4/1831 York Herald North Yorkshire, England:
Timothy Spence (33) late of Pickering, committed as a rogue and vagabond but before the sessions it was discovered that he had committed a felony.

Listed as Timothy Spencer on VDL Records.
Conduct Record: Listed as ‘Spence’.

Timothy was listed as being 34 years old on arrival in VDL and was transported for ‘Stealing a sack and a quantity of oats.

Timothy was 5’9” tall, reddish brown hair, light grey eyes, stout made.
Wife Sarah at Pickering - 4 children, 2 children also stated.

1832 Muster: Assigned to Captain Leand
1833 Muster: Assigned to Mr. Geo. Eagle.

16/3/1835: Appointed to be a District Constable.

18/4/1835: Timothy died at HM Colonial Hospital - he was buried on the 20/4/1835 - Listed as ‘Spencer’ and aged 33 years.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 5th November, 2017 made the following changes:

alias1: Spencer, date of birth: 1797 (prev. 0000), date of death: 18th April, 1835 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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