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Thomas Stopford

Thomas Stopford, one of 250 convicts transported on the Surrey, 16 March 1842

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Thomas Stopford
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1822
Occupation: Shoemaker
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 61 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Larceny
Convicted at: Cheshire, Nether Knutsford Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Surrey or Surry
Departure date: 16th March, 1842
Arrival date: 11th August, 1842
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 253 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/13, Page Number 34. Tasmanian Archives- convicts - Conduct Record http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON33-1-27,260,204,L,80; Permission to marry.
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

Carol Axton-Thompson on 27th December, 2013 wrote:

Thomas Stopford was convicted at Chesire on 18/10/1841 for stealing a pocket knife and book. 7yr sentence. Transported to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) on the ‘Surrey’, arriving 11/08/1842.
Ship Surgeon’s Report: orderly

Aged 20yrs; shoemaker; Protestant; 5’2 1/4”; Native Place - Cheddale; fair complexion; brown hair; blue eyes.
Brothers: Samuel, John & William

Assignments in Colony.  Extra time added to sentence for misconduct.

Free 19/01/1849

Married Bridget McMahon (transported on ‘Earl Grey’) on 25/06/1851 (ref. 503/1851-37)

Convict Changes History

Carol Axton-Thompson on 27th December, 2013 made the following changes:

source, date of birth 1822, gender, occupation, crime

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