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David Thomas

David Thomas, one of 200 convicts transported on the John, 26 January 1832

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: David Thomas
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1807
Occupation: Miner
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: Rioting
Convicted at: Glamorgan Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: John
Departure date: 26th January, 1832
Arrival date: 8th June, 1832
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 199 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/8, Page Number 255 (128)
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 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.
31/12/1847: CP

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

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