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George Thomas

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: George Thomas
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1764
Occupation: Labourer
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 53 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: -
Convicted at: Ireland, Cavan
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Duke of Portland
Departure date: January, 1807
Arrival date: 27th July, 1807
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 201 other convicts


Primary source: New South Wales, Australia Convict Ship Muster Rolls and Related Records, 1790-1849
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Penny-Lyn Beale on 2nd December, 2020 wrote:

New South Wales, Australia Convict Ship Muster Rolls and Related Records, 1790-1849
1807 - Duke Of Portland.
Convicts Name; George Thomas.
Age; 43
Where Tried; Cavan
When tried; Dec 1806
Term of Transportation; 7 years

Penny-Lyn Beale on 2nd December, 2020 wrote:

New South Wales Certificate of Freedom. [NRS 12208] Register of Certificate of Freedoms
No; 4/1291
Name; George Thomas
When and where tried; Cavan - Dec 1806
Sentence; 7 years
Ship and arrival year; Duke of Portland - 1807
When time expired. Dec 1813
Date of Certificate; 3 Jan 1814
Description and Remarks;
Native County; Co Cavan
Trade; Labourer
Age; 50 years
Height; 5 ft 2 in
Complexion; Dark Ruddy
Hair; Black -  grey
Eyes; Hazel
Additional Remarks; None

Maureen Withey on 10th February, 2021 wrote:

Threshers.— On the 22d cf December, before a Special Commission at Cavan, Francis Donohoe was indicted for feloniously administering an oath to one George Thomas— that he, the said G. Thomas would not take his tithe from a proctor, nor discover, nor give evidence, of a certain association or brotherhood, called Threshers, a brother Threshers — To this charge the prisoner pleaded not guilty, and, in support of which, the prosecutor being detected in a perjury, Donohoe was acquitted, and Thomas put to the bar, when the perjury being fully proved, he was found guilty, sentenced to be put in the pillory, and after and afterwards transported for seven years. But, at the request of the Attorney General, that part of the sentence respecting the pillory was rescinded, and he was instantly sent off out of the Dock for Dublin, to be put on board a vessel which was on the point of sailing.
Lancaster Gazette, 10 Jan 1807

Extract of a letter from Cavan dated December 23 - Yesterday the Special Commission opened in this town - Francis Donohoo was twice arraigned; first for administering and afterwards for tendering an illegal oath, but acquitted of both the charges - (George) Thomas, the witness for the Crown, was in consequence off his gross prevarication, committed, tried, and convicted of perjury; and sentenced to transportation for life. Such was the result of the Commission in this county, and it will no doubt afford you much satisfaction as it did the Court and Gentry of this place, to find how truly insignificant the insurrection of the Threshers has been, though so much exaggerated by the different accounts circulated in Dublin’ - Finn’s Leinster Journal, 31 December 1806.

Maureen Withey on 11th February, 2021 wrote:

HO-9-8-3 page 16/51. Hulk records at Portsmouth show that on 15 Jan 1807, 11 convicts arrived from Dublin, whose names are given, but with no further information. The same day these 11 men were embarked on board the Duke of Wellington.
“Received eleven from Dublin 15 Jan 1807.
Bartholomew Biglane
Archibald Biglane
Jas Kinsey
John Kinsey
Patrick Hart
Patrick Harrydon
Patrick Flynn
Michael Grant
Wm Cortellon Connell
Jas Ferguson
George Thomas
All Sent on board the Duke of Portland, 15 Jan 1807.”

Penny-Lyn Beale on 1st October, 2021 wrote:

1825 - New South Wales and Tasmania, Australia Convict Musters. 1825
Name; George Thomas
Age; No Details
Class; Convict
Vessel; Duke of Portland - 1807
Employment/Remarks; LUNATIC Asylum, Sydney

Convict Changes History

Penny-Lyn Beale on 2nd December, 2020 made the following changes:

convicted at, term: 7 years, voyage, source: New South Wales, Australia Convict Ship Muster Rolls and Related Records, 1790-1849 (prev. ), firstname: George, surname: Thomas, alias1: , alias2: , alias3: , alias4: , date of birth: 1764, date of death: 0000

Penny-Lyn Beale on 2nd December, 2020 made the following changes:


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