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Betty Thomas

Betty Thomas, one of 17 convicts transported on the Bellona, July 1792

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Betty Thomas
Aliases: none
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1770
Occupation: -
Date of Death: 30th August, 1832
Age: 62 years

Life Span

Life span

Female median life span was 57 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 14 years

Crime: -
Convicted at: Devon Assizes
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: Bellona
Departure date: July, 1792
Arrival date: 16th January, 1793
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 16 other convicts

References

Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/1, Page Number 191 (96)
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

Denis Pember on 30th November, 2016 wrote:

Elizabeth, was a convict who was transported aboard the ship ‘Bellona’ arriving in the colony on 15 Jan 1793.
She had been convicted at Devon Assizes for a term of 14 years in 1792.

Elizabeth had a son, Joseph, born on 12 Sep 1792 aboard the convict ship ‘Bellona’. Joseph’s father is unknown. Joseph later took the name Baylis - the name of his step-father.

In the colony, about 1796, Elizabeth married John Baylis, (NSW Corps, 1791, “Active”).
The couple had two children, John 1797 and Edward 1800.

Denis Pember on 30th November, 2016 wrote:

In the 1828 Census Elizabeth and John are recorded:
[Ref B0723 page 45] Baylis, John, 60, came free Active 1791, nailor, Richmond, 172 acres 172 cleared and cultivated 8 horned cattle.
[Ref B0724 page 45] Baylis, Elizabeth, 57, FS, Batavia [sic], 1793 7 years.

Maureen Withey on 14th July, 2020 wrote:

https://records-primo.hosted.exlibrisgroup.com/primo-explore/fulldisplay?context=L&vid=61SRA&lang=en_US&docid=INDEX1965458
Betty Thomas, Bellona, Tried at Exeter, 22 Aug 1791, 14 years.

Convict Changes History

Denis Pember on 30th November, 2016 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1770 (prev. 0000), date of death: 30th August, 1832 (prev. 0000), gender: f

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