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Thomas Stack

Thomas Stack, one of 280 convicts transported on the Norfolk, 27 October 1836

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Thomas Stack
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1812
Occupation: Unknown
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 58 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Theft~simple larceny
Convicted at: Central Criminal Court
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Norfolk
Departure date: 27th October, 1836
Arrival date: 12th February, 1837
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 279 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/10, Page Number 392
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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Kylie Simmons Ne Catford on 25th February, 2017 wrote:

Born in London, Father Thomas and mother Elizabeth. Married Jane Brett on 26 July 1802. They had 10 Children.

Kylie Simmons Ne Catford on 25th February, 2017 wrote:

In accordance with NSW and TAS Aus convict muster 1806-1849 Thomas was on the Coromandel in the year 1822 although this does not appear on your list

D Wong on 26th February, 2017 wrote:

Kylie Simmons Ne Catford - Please take Note:
Sorry Kylie but you have the wrong Thomas Stack.
Thomas was also known as McKlestack - Thomas enlisted 19 Aug 1803 as a soldier, and he and his wife (Jane Brett) sailed to NSW aboard the ship Coromandel. He was discharged in 24 Apr 1810 as a Private. He died on 13/5/1830 aged 55. 
He was not a convict. 
This is for Thomas Stack per ‘Norfolk’:
Old Bailey:
THOMAS STACK, Theft > simple larceny, 4th April 1836.

Offence: Theft > simple larceny
Verdict: Guilty > no_subcategory
Punishment: Transportation

THOMAS STACK was indicted for stealing, on the 27th of March, 1 coat, value 2s. 6d.; and 1 pair of trowsers, value 5s.; the property of our Lord the King; and 1 purse, value 3d.; and the sum of 3d. in copper money; the goods and monies of William Cross.—2nd COUNT, stating it all to be the goods and property of William Cross.
WILLIAM CROSS. I am a private in the third battalion first regiment

of Grenadier Guards. On the night of the 26th of March, I went with Martha Willitt to No. 2, Church-street, St. Giles—I went to bed there, and left my jacket and browsers in the chair—on Sunday morning they were gone—Willitt was in bed with me when I missed them.
Cross-examined by MR. PHILLIPS Q. Had you only one pair of trowsers? A. Yes, I had two pair, but I had only one pair there—the door was shut when I went to bed—I was sober—I was never in the house before—I am sure Martha was in bed all night—I went to sleep part of the time—I had no suspicion of her—I had frequently seen her before—I told her I had lost my clothes—she went and got the policeman to search the house—I had given her some money before I went to bed.
MARTHA WILLITT . I remember the prosecutor coming to No. 2, Church-street, that night—he put the clothes on the chair—I did not take them away.
Cross-examined. Q. Who lived in that house? A. I only know one who lives in the front parlour—that is Caroline Jordan—she slept there that night—she was not in the habit of coming to my room—she outside passage door was always open—the door belonging to my room was bolted inside, but in the morning I found it wide open—any one outside could open it by a knife or any thing—Caroline was not acquainted with the way to open it—but I do not know what was to prevent her—she is not here.
WILLIAM DODD (police-sergeant E 9.) At four o’clock in the morning, on the the of March, I met the prisoner in Fitzroy-court, nearly the distance of the length of Tottenham-court-road from where this robbery was committed—I saw he had something bulky under his clothes, and went to take him—he sprang away-and these trowsers fell from his coat—he paused a few yards off—I was then about to take him again, and he threw down this coat—he went into the house, No., Hambrook-court—I waited a few minutes—another officer came, and we went in and found him on the landing, shamming—every door was shut to the house but the outer one—I told him I wanted him for the soldier’s clothes—he said he knew nothing about them.
Cross-examined. Q. Was the outer door open? A. Yes, any one could get it—I knew him before—I brought him down—I found in the jacket pocket some money, and in the trowsers pocket a purse.
Prisoner’s Defence. At half-past twelve o’clock on Saturday night, I saw Tool, as I was going home—he said to me, “Tom, you are not in liquor to-night”—I said “Good night”—I went to my aunt’s and they were gone to bed—I laid down and slept till half-past one o’clock—then this officer came and said, “Do you know anything about a soldier’s clothes?”—I said I did not.
WILLIAM TOOLE. I am a policeman. I looked seen the prisoner that night in Fitzroy-court, about one o’clock—I was quite close to him—he was about 40 yards from his own house—he was going from the house—I did not speak to him nor he to me.
(Mr. Fletcher, 15, Bread-street, Blackfriars; James Fletcher, waterman, Bread-street, Blackfriars; Elizabeth Goodwin, Fitzroy-market; Esther Gilham; and Thomas Gray, a baker, Fitzroy-court; gave the prisoner a good character.)
GUILTY . Aged 24.— Transported for Seven Years.

2/5/1843: COF

Convict Changes History

Kylie Simmons Ne Catford on 25th February, 2017 made the following changes:

date of birth: 6th February, 1775 (prev. 0000), date of death: 13th May, 1830 (prev. 0000), gender: m

Kylie Simmons Ne Catford on 25th February, 2017 made the following changes:


D Wong on 26th February, 2017 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1812 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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