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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: 1813
Occupation: Blacksmith
Date of Death: -
Age: -

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: Highway robbery
Convicted at: Glamorgan Assizes
Sentence term: Life
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 163 (83)
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:

16/3/1839 The Glamorgan Monmouth and Brecon Gazette and Merthyr Guardian:
(In part) Isaac Watkins, and Richard Hudson, were then charged with demanding money with menaces from William Rees, with intent to steal the same, and were fully committed for trial at the next Quarter Sessions. 

17/8/1839 The Glamorgan Monmouth and Brecon Gazette and Merthyr Guardian:
REMOVAL OF TRANSPORTS.__On Monday last the following prisoners were removed from our county gaol, to be put on board the Ganymede Hulk, at Woolwich, previous to their being sent out of the country, in pursuance of their respective sentences: -
viz,__For Life: William Watkins, 22, Isaac Watkins, 21, Richard Hudson, 17, and John Thomas, 25, for robbery with violence.

All were on board the Maitland 1840.
(Note: 2 John Thomas’s on the Maitland, 2nd one was tried at Lancaster, Liverpool Quarter Sessions).

John Thomas was 27 years old on arrival,
Native Place: Monmouthshire.

John could read, was protestant, single, 5’6½” tall, dark sallow complexion, brown hair, Chestnut eyes, eyebrows partially meeting, lost canine teeth in upper jaw, mermaid inside lower right arm, little finger of right hand contracted from a severe burn, I R. H E. W T M B I T M G, anchor, sun, J R on lower left arm, scar back of third finger of left hand, large brown mark back of left leg.

1846: TOL, Bathurst
7/6/1853: CP

Convict Changes History

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

date of birth: 1813 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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