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John Thomas

John Thomas, one of 185 convicts transported on the Countess of Harcourt, 29 April 1828

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Thomas
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1812
Occupation: Blacksmith's labourer
Date of Death: 7th January, 1837
Age: 25 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 54 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: House breaking
Convicted at: Glamorgan Great Sessions
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Countess of Harcourt
Departure date: 29th April, 1828
Arrival date: 8th September, 1828
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 184 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/6, Page Number 368
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

Penny-Lyn Beale on 17th December, 2020 wrote:

New South Wales, Australia, Convict Indents, 1788-1842
Ship: Countess of Harcourt
Name; John Thomas. Age; 16 [1812]
No; 120
Unable to Read or write. Single,
Native County; Bristol
Trade; Blacksmiths Boy
Offence; House Breaking
Trial; Burgwater?, 18 Aug 1827 - Life - 2 previous convictions
Height; 5 ft.
Complexion; Ruddy p. pitted
Hair; Brown
Eyes; Hazel
Assigned; Robert Scott, Hunters River
Additional Remarks; DIED in General Hospital Sydney 7 January 1837

Maureen Withey on 8th April, 2021 wrote:

Convicts Index, 1791-1873.
John Thomas, Countess of Harcourt, 1828. Ticket of Leave, 46/362. District, Queanbeyan; Tried, Glamorgan GS.

John Thomas, Countess of Harcourt, 1828. Conditional Pardon, 20 Sep 1850. 50/708.



I think Penny-Lynn’s previous contribution applies to the other John Thomas, who was convicted at Bridgewater, Somerset Assizes, in August 1827.

Convict Changes History

Penny-Lyn Beale on 17th December, 2020 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1812 (prev. 0000), date of death: 7th January, 1837 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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