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Isaac Thomas

Isaac Thomas, one of 222 convicts transported on the Katherine Stewart Forbes, 21 February 1832

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Isaac Thomas
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1811
Occupation: Gentleman's servant
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 7 years

Crime: Stealing
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Katherine Stewart Forbes
Departure date: 21st February, 1832
Arrival date: 16th July, 1832
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 221 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/8, Page Number 271 (136)
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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Dianne Jones on 15th March, 2021 wrote:

1831, 20 September: ISAAC THOMAS appeared before the Old Bailey on this date. The [very brief] transcript of those proceedings is below:


Third Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Sergeant Arabin.

#1913. ISAAC THOMAS was indicted for stealing, on the 12th of September, 1 handkerchief, value 2s., the goods of John Louis Balestice, from his person; to which he pleaded.

GUILTY. - Transported for Life.” (see https://www.oldbaileyonline.org/).

Dianne Jones on 15th March, 2021 wrote:

1831, 15 October: Isaac Thomas, 20, born 1811, was received aboard the prison hulk Justitia moored at Woolwich. He was sent from the hulk for transportation on 10 February 1832 (see UK, Prison Hulk Registers and Letter Books, 1802-1849).

1832: On arrival in VDL, Isaac was 22, and married to Mary who was living at his native place in Wimbledon. He had no previous convictions and his behaviour on board during the voyage was described as “good” (see https://stors.tas.gov.au/CON31-1-43$init=CON31-1-43p74).

1840, 7 October: He was granted a Ticket of Leave.

1841: Two charges of larceny, made in early and late December, were dismissed. So was another charge in January 1842.

1842, 1 July: Isaac received a Conditional Pardon No.630 (see https://stors.tas.gov.au/CON31-1-43$init=CON31-1-43p74).

Convict Changes History

Dianne Jones on 15th March, 2021 made the following changes:

gender: m

Dianne Jones on 15th March, 2021 made the following changes:


Dianne Jones on 15th March, 2021 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1811 (prev. 0000), occupation

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