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Thomas Stretch

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Thomas Stretch
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1754
Occupation: Miller
Date of Death: 3rd April, 1819
Age: 65 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 54 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Burglary
Convicted at: Salop, Shrewsbury Assizes
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Friendship
Departure date: 13th May, 1787
Arrival date: 21st January, 1788
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 106 other convicts


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Community Contributions

Eric Harry Daly on 13th January, 2013 wrote:

Thomas Stretch was tried at Shrewsbury, Shropshire on 16 August 1783 for burglary with a value of 3 shillings. He was sentenced to transportation for 7 years having been originally sentenced to death, and left England on the Friendship aged about 33 at that time (May 1787). His occupation was listed as labourer or miller. He died in 1819.
Report from Dunkirk hulk was “tolerably decent and orderly”. Sentenced to receive 100 lashes for idleness in February 1789

Convict Changes History

Eric Harry Daly on 12th January, 2013 made the following changes:

convicted at, term years, voyage, source, firstname, surname, alias1, alias2, alias3, alias4, date of birth 0000, date of death 0000, gender, occupation, crime

Eric Harry Daly on 13th January, 2013 made the following changes:

convicted at, term 7 years, source, date of birth 1754, date of death 3rd April, 1819, gender, occupation, crime

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