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Thomas Tench

Thomas Tench, one of 320 convicts transported on the John Barry, 07 September 1835

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Thomas Tench
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1798
Occupation: Ploughman/shearer
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 7 years

Crime: Stealing
Convicted at: Norfolk, Norwich Quarter Session
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: John Barry
Departure date: 7th September, 1835
Arrival date: 17th January, 1836
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 320 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/10, Page Number 146
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

Anonymous on 6th June, 2012 wrote:

William Tench was transported for stealing shoes.  He was a widower with 2 children, Born at Waterford, native of Wexford County, Ireland.

1832: Tol Maitland (he was a labourer at this time)
1834: Tol Maitland
17/10/1834: COF

Anonymous on 6th June, 2012 wrote:

21/8/1846: COF

Site Managers please note; an error the contribution previous should read WILLIAM TENCH per Borodino 1828, apologies, DW

Convict Changes History

Anonymous on 6th June, 2012 made the following changes:

date of birth 1798-00-00, gender m

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