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David Thomas, one of 200 convicts transported on the John, 26 January 1832
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
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life span was 55 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to Life
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/8, Page Number 255 (128)
||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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D Wong on 23rd April, 2013 wrote:
David Thomas was 25 years old and a “Collier” and was involved in the Miners Riots in Merthyr. He was sentenced to death for attacks on the house of Thomas Williams and/or Thomas Lewis. He was known as Dai Llaw-Haeam” and was quite prominent in the riots.
1837: Assigned to the Mineral Surveyors Dept., Syd.
22/7/1842: TOL Newcastle.
9/11/1843: TOL Passport, Newcastle Bench.
1852: TOL, Broulee - Tried Maitland Circuit Court.
There were 7 David Thomas’s that were transported to NSW about the same time, so I include this as it is the only reference to a court trial for David Thomas:-
13/9/1848: Sentenced to 7 years hard labour on the roads or Public Works for committing an assault on a child under 10 years of age. Maitland.
Convict Changes History
D Wong on 23rd April, 2013 made the following changes:
date of birth 1807, gender, occupation, crime