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Henry Thistlewaite

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Henry Thistlewaite
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1813
Occupation: Clerk
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 2 years

Crime: Uttering forged notes
Convicted at: Hobart
Sentence term: 2 years
Ship: -
Departure date:
Arrival date*: -
Place of arrival -
Passenger manifest -
* Arrival date is estimated


Primary source: Tasmanian Archives - convicts http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON37-1-1,363,49,L,80 Newspapers online http://trove.nla.gov.au
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Community Contributions

Carol Axton-Thompson on 28th August, 2013 wrote:

Henry Thistlewaite emigrated to Australia on the ‘Othello’,1834 a free man. He was charged and convicted at Hobart, Tasmania on 17/12/1840 for forgery & uttering. 2yr sentence of imprisonment & hard labour. Recommended to be sent to the Westbury road party but to be kept apart from other prisoners as much as possible as this was his first offence and he was of good character.

Native Place: Yorkshire
Clerk; aged 27yrs; 5’8”; pale complexion; brown hair; brown eyes; single man; literate.

Newspaper report:
Before His Honor- Mr. Justice Montagu and a Civil Jury. FRIDAY, DECEMBER 17.
Henry Thistlewaite was found Guilty or forging an order   for £5 15s. 3d., purporting to be drawn by Mr. Lapham, on George Kirby, innkeeper, at Waterloo Point. The foreman, on returning the verdict, recommended the prisoner to the mercy of the Court, and His Honor, after hearing from Mr. Morgan, who sat on the jury, that Thistlewaite had always borne a good character whilst under his observation at Richmond, said that he would consider the case, and, if possible, place it in the prisoner’s power once more to reinstate himself in society. (The Courier 24 Dec 1841)

Convict Changes History

Carol Axton-Thompson on 28th August, 2013 made the following changes:

convicted at, term 2 years, voyage, source, firstname, surname, alias1, alias2, alias3, alias4, date of birth 1813, date of death 0000, gender, occupation, crime

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