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Edward Thomas

Edward Thomas, one of 160 convicts transported on the Claudine, 20 May 1821

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Edward Thomas
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1802
Occupation: Silversmith
Date of Death: 11th August, 1837
Age: 35 years

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: House breaking
Convicted at: Stafford Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Claudine
Departure date: 20th May, 1821
Arrival date: 15th December, 1821
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 159 other convicts

References

Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/4, Page Number 88
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

Shelly on 14th April, 2012 wrote:

For breaking into the dwelling house of Joseph Kent at Fradley Heath and stealing 2 silver teaspoons and divers articles of wearing apprarel

greg petersen on 26th June, 2017 wrote:

Occupation listed as: Silverplater wire worker.
Native of Birmingham, West Midlands, he was aged 17 when he was convicted to transportation for life at Stafford, 1st March 1821.
Description listed as:
Height: 5’ 8¼”, Hair: Brown,Eyes: L Hazel,
Remarks: Anchor on rt arm, 2 scars rt cheek.

greg petersen on 26th June, 2017 wrote:

Transported for “Housebreaking”
Gaol report: “not known - bad connections”
Hulk report: “orderly”
Stated this offence “Housebreaking” father at Edgebaston St. Birmingham a buckle maker.

greg petersen on 26th June, 2017 wrote:

Edward Thomas aged 36 Ticket of leave, Buried 11th August 1837 at Longford.

greg petersen on 24th March, 2019 wrote:

1827, June 25th, Freedom Certificate granted.
Government Notice, Colonial Secretary’s office, Hobart Town Gazette entry:
THE Period for which “the undermentioned
Persons were transported having expired, Certificates have been granted to them accordingly.
Edward Thomas, Claudine.

greg petersen on 24th March, 2019 wrote:

1828, January 30th,
GOVERNMENT NOTICE. No. 22.
Colonial Secretary’s Office, 30th Jan. 1828,
THE Lieutenant Governor has been pleased to
approve of the following alterations in the Po-
lice of the Territory.
Edward Thomas, 175, Claudine, to the Field Po-
lice at George town, from 11th October, 1827.

greg petersen on 24th March, 2019 wrote:

1828 April 16, GOVERNMENT NOTICE, No. 83.
Colonial Secretary’s Office,
THE Lieutenant Governor has been pleased to approve of the following alterations in the
Police of the Territory:
Edward Thomas, 175, Claudine, to be dismissed
from the Field Police, for improper conduct.
By command of His Excellency,
J. Burnetts

Convict Changes History

Shelly on 14th April, 2012 made the following changes:

date of birth 1802-00-00, date of death 1837-00-00, gender m

Shelly on 15th June, 2012 made the following changes:

date of death 1837-08-11 (prev. 1837-00-00)

greg petersen on 26th June, 2017 made the following changes:

occupation, crime

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