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John Thomas

John Thomas, one of 305 convicts transported on the Maitland, 19 March 1840

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Thomas
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1819
Occupation: Ropemaker
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 10 years

Crime: Burglary
Convicted at: Lancaster, Liverpool Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 10 years
Ship: Maitland
Departure date: 19th March, 1840
Arrival date: 14th July, 1840
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 305 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/12, Page Number 164
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

D Wong on 6th December, 2018 wrote:

** 2 John Thomas’s on this voyage - the other John Thomas was tried at Glamorgan.

John Thomas was 21 years old on arrival.
Native place: Falkirk (Scotland).

John was literate, protestant, single, 5’5¾” tall, ruddy complexion, light brown hair, grey eyes, eyebrows meeting, marks of scrofula under right jaw, scar back of middle finger of left hand.

26/6/1849: COF

On his COF John was described as:
5’7¼” tall, ruddy complexion, light brown hair, grey eyes, eyebrows meeting, lost two front teeth upper jaw, scar centre of forehead, another on each eyebrow, sandy whiskers, marks of scrofula under the right jaw, scar back of middle finger of left and and the back of ball of left thumb.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 6th December, 2018 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1819 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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