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Hopkins Thomas

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Hopkins Thomas
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 15th December, 1795
Occupation: Shoemaker
Date of Death: 6th June, 1885
Age: 89 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: Cow stealing
Convicted at: Antrim Court (Ireland)
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: James Pattison
Departure date: 2nd October, 1829
Arrival date: 20th January, 1830
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 25 other convicts

References

Primary source: NSW,Aust,Certificates of Freedom,1810-1814,1827-1867.Butts of Certs of Freedom-1838-May-All Records. NSW, Aust. Convict Indents, 1788-1842. Bound Indentures 1829-1830, page 36. Convict Family Reunion, Dr Perry McIntyre,Irish Academic Press 2010. Colonial Office Despatch 56, 24/06/1835.
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Community Contributions

Robyn Kiernicki on 21st June, 2020 wrote:

Thomas was married to Elizabeth Williamson and they had two children Samuel and Eliza and lived in Belfast, Antrim, Ireland.
Thomas was a butcher by trade and on 27/03/1829 was sentenced to 7 years transportation for cow stealing.He was 5 ft 8 and 1/2 inches tall, had a ruddy, freckled complexion with brown hair and hazel eyes.
On arrival in Sydney on 20/01/1830 he was assigned to Dr David Reid and was appointed his overseer at “Inverary Park” at Bungonia.
Thomas applied for his family to be relocated to NSW to join him under the Family Reunion program and Colonial Office Despatch 56 dated 24/06/1835 lists Thomas as number 18 of 43 approved.
Elizabeth,Samuel and Eliza arrived on the “Thomas Harrison” on 09/06/1836.
The family was reunited at “Inverary Park” where they had three more children.
Thomas received a full pardon on 24/07/1838 and continued as overseer of “Inverary Park” and nearby “Jacqua” where the family had moved to.
The Hopkins children were schooled with the Reid children at Jacqua.
In later years Thomas bought a butcher’s shop in Goulburn.
Thomas and Elizabeth died within six months of each other in 1885.

Convict Changes History

Robyn Kiernicki on 21st June, 2020 made the following changes:

convicted at, term: 7 years, voyage, source: NSW,Aust,Certificates of Freedom,1810-1814,1827-1867.Butts of Certs of Freedom-1838-May-All Records. NSW, Aust. Convict Indents, 1788-1842. Bound Indentures 1829-1830, page 36. Convict Family Reunion, Dr Perry

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