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Frederick Thomas

Frederick Thomas, one of 257 convicts transported on the Maria Somes, 03 May 1850

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Frederick Thomas
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1829
Occupation: Painter & glazier
Date of Death: 1851
Age: 22 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 7 years

Crime: Larceny
Convicted at: Central Criminal Court
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Maria Somes
Departure date: 3rd May, 1850
Arrival date: 9th August, 1850
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 259 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 92, Class and Piece Number HO11/16, Page Number 239 (121)
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

Leonie Dolley on 26th April, 2013 wrote:

Frederick accidentally drowned at Hobart 3\2\1851.

D Wong on 3rd March, 2015 wrote:

Old Bailey:
FREDERICK BUTLER, FREDERICK THOMAS, THOMAS LIVERMORE, JOSEPH HOLLIS, Theft > theft from a specified place, Theft > receiving, 3rd January 1848.

Reference Number: t18480103-507
Offences: Theft > theft from a specified place; Theft > receiving
Verdicts: Guilty > pleaded guilty; Guilty > pleaded guilty; Guilty > pleaded guilty; Guilty > no_subcategory
Punishments: Transportation; Transportation

FREDERICK BUTLER, FREDERICK THOMAS , and THOMAS LIVERMORE , stealing, at St. Mary Abbott’s, Kensington, 8 shirt studs, 3 shirt pins, 2 coats, and other articles, value 14l.; the goods of Arthur Pratt Barlow; also, 1 bag, value 6d.; the goods of Mary Boland; also, 1 time-piece, value 6l.; the goods of Frederick Richard Pratt Barlow, in his dwelling-house; and JOSEPH HOLLIS , for feloniously receiving part of the said goods; to which
BUTLER pleaded GUILTY . Aged 20.
THOMAS pleaded GUILTY . Aged 17.
LIVERMORE pleaded GUILTY . Aged 18.
Transported for Seven Years.

Frederick Thomas as listed as being 21 years old on arrival.
He was born at Limehouse.

Frederick was 5’1 ½” tall, could read and write a little, fair complexion, light brown hair, dark brown eyes, single, protestant.

15/10/1850: TOL

11/2/1851 Colonial Times, Hobart:

An inquest was held on the 7th inst., before the same Coroner, at the ” Gordon Castle,” on the body of Frederick Thomas, T.L., who was drowned while painting the stern of the *’ Sabrina.’‘- Verdict, accidentally drowned.

Convict Changes History

Leonie Dolley on 26th April, 2013 made the following changes:

date of birth 1829, date of death 1851, gender, occupation, crime

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