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John Thomas

John Thomas, one of 327 convicts transported on the Indefatigable and Minstrel, 09 May 1812

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Thomas
Aliases: James Thomas
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: -
Occupation: -
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 Life

Crime: House breaking
Convicted at: Gloucester Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Indefatigable and Minstrel
Departure date: 9th May, 1812
Arrival date: 19th October, 1812
Place of arrival New South Wales [Minstrel] and Van Diemen's Land [Indefatigable]
Passenger manifest Travelled with 329 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/2, Page Number 59 (31)
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

Maureen Withey on 19th February, 2021 wrote:

Tasmanian Record:  https://stors.tas.gov.au/CON13-1-1$init=CON13-1-1p44
List of Names of male and Female convicts, proceeding to the Derwent in H.M. Colonial Brig Emu.  Sydney 17 July 1815.

18 men were listed under heading of “Government Artificers.” and 10 men and women under the heading of Servants, etc.

Listed under heading of “Servants &”
John Thomas, Evidence from Port Dalrymple, per Indefatigable 1st, 1812, Tried at Gloucester Ass., 31 July 1811. Life.

Maureen Withey on 19th February, 2021 wrote:

Gloucester Assizes commenced on Thursday … The following were the prisoners’ sentences: ... John, alias Jas. Thomas, for breaking into the bar of the Bell Inn, in this town, and stealing silver spoons, &c. the property of Mr. Jennings; ... Death; but reprieved.
Cheltenham Chronicle, 8 Aug 1811.

Convict Changes History

Maureen Withey on 19th February, 2021 made the following changes:

gender: m

Maureen Withey on 19th February, 2021 made the following changes:

alias1: James Thomas, crime

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