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Thomas Stephens

Thomas Stephens, one of 160 convicts transported on the Claudine, 20 May 1821

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Thomas Stephens
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1804
Occupation: Fisherman
Date of Death: -
Age: -

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 14 years

Crime: Uttering forged notes
Convicted at: London Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: Claudine
Departure date: 20th May, 1821
Arrival date: 15th December, 1821
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 159 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/4, Page Number 87 (45)
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

Leonie Dolley on 15th April, 2013 wrote:

Thomas drowned.

greg petersen on 30th June, 2017 wrote:

Native of London, occupation noted as Fishers boy, convicted at London 6th June 1821 for uttering forged notes.
Gaol report “Not known before” orderly
Hulk report: “Orderly”
Stated Uncle & Aunt at Bedford St, Holborn Red Lion.
name Ash Parmiter
Description noted as:
Height: 5’ 2ΒΌ”, Hair: L Brown, Eyes: Blue
Remarks: Scar back of left hand, pock pitted.

greg petersen on 30th June, 2017 wrote:

July 1st 1822, Neglect of duty - reprimanded (A.W.H.H & G.W.G)
December 4th 1822, Jenders/ neglect of duty - 25 lashes & returned to P.W.(A.W.H.H)
September 17th 1823, Giels/ absent from Muster & Church on Sunday last - reprimanded.
March 22nd 1824, A Giels/ repeated insolence & disobedience of orders - 25 lashes & returned to P.W.
January 30th 1833, T.L/ found drinking at MacQuaries Tap at 10 o’clock on Sunday Morning - reprimanded.
last entry: DROWNED (sometime after 1833)
Note in margin:
?illegible, 7/1/34 P.M. (Post Mortem?)? office

Convict Changes History

Leonie Dolley on 15th April, 2013 made the following changes:

date of death 1821, gender

greg petersen on 30th June, 2017 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1804 (prev. 0000), date of death: 0000 (prev. 1821), occupation, crime

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