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Thomas Taylor

Thomas Taylor, one of 300 convicts transported on the Baring, April 1815

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Thomas Taylor
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1800
Occupation: -
Date of Death: 1873
Age: 73 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 60 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Stealing a watch
Convicted at: Gloucester City Assizes
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Baring
Departure date: April, 1815
Arrival date: 7th September, 1815
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 300 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/2, Page Number 199 (101)
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

M R Jardine on 31st August, 2014 wrote:

After arrival in NSW, Thomas Taylor was transferred to Newcastle aboard “Elizabeth Henrietta” on 26 April 1820.  He was assigned to W Bowman Esq. After completing his sentence, Thomas remained in the employ of William Bowman and in 1828 was his overseer on “Merutherie”, Bowman’s large property on the Talbragar River near Coolah.
Thomas Taylor married an Aboriginal woman who had been given the name Ann O’Bryan.  Together they had a son, also named Thomas Taylor.  He was a legendary bushman and tracker.  He tracked a mob of stolen cattle from Breeza Station to Orange Saleyards, and with the Station owner intervened before the cattle could be sold.  His court testimony was pivotal in the conviction of the cattle thieves, who could not believe they had so successfully been tracked.

Maureen Withey on 21st November, 2019 wrote:

Hopewell Pearson, Thomas Taylor, and Walter Barlow, for stealing two silver watches from the shop of Wm. Ingram, at Gloucester, were ordered to be transported for 7 years.
Bath Chronicle, 25 Aug 1814.

Convict Changes History

M R Jardine on 31st August, 2014 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1800 (prev. 0000), date of death: 1873 (prev. 0000), gender: m

Maureen Withey on 21st November, 2019 made the following changes:


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