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Christopher Thomas

Christopher Thomas, one of 338 convicts transported on the Coromandel and Experiment, November 1803

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Christopher Thomas
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: -
Occupation: -
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 55 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Returning from transportation
Convicted at: Hants. Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Coromandel and Experiment
Departure date: November, 1803
Arrival date: 7th May, 1804
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 337 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/1, Page Number 350
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

D Wong on 6th August, 2016 wrote:

7/3/1803: Hampshire Chronicle Hampshire, England
??Christopher Thomas, for breaking away from the Captivity hulk, where he was under sentence of transportation.

Christopher was serving his sentence on the Hulks - original crime not found.

Christopher Thomas was then transported for life for being at large before the term was expired for which he was to be transported.

27/1/1805 Sydney Gazette:
Christopher Thomas, on a charge of repeated insolence to his master, refusing to obey his orders, and repeated neglect of work, was
punished with 50 lashes on Tuesday, and ordered to be returned to his service, and to labour in irons, until by the amendment of his conduct he should be released.

8/2/1812 Sydney Gazette:
THE following Persons bring about to depart the Colony, request all Claims and Demands against them to be presented to - themselves for
Payment :
In the Schooner Unity,
John Powell, George Wenna, Nathaniel Haskath, James M’Guire, Christopher Thomas, Elizabeth Standley;

The Unity then departed for VDL - found no records of Christopher there and nothing further in NSW until 1834 when there was another Christopher Thomas per ‘Larkins 1829”.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 6th August, 2016 made the following changes:

term: 99 years (prev. 7 years), gender: m, crime

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