Contribute to this record
** community contributed record **
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
|Date of Birth:
|Date of Death:
life span was 57 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 7 years
||Tasmanian Archives - convict records
Did you find the person you were looking for?
If Abraham Thompson was the person you were looking for, you may be able to discover more about them by looking at our resources page.
If you have more hunting to do, try a new search or browse the convict records.
Nell Murphy on 17th December, 2017 wrote:
Abraham THOMPSON came to Australia (New South Wales) as a free immigrant on the ship Eliza 1833. He was subsequently charged and convicted at Berrima, NSW in 1844 for uttering a forged note. His defence was that he did not know it to be forged. Life sentence, commuted to 7 yrs. Transported to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) per the ship ‘Louisa’ arriving 1 July 1844.
1844: Aged 29 yrs; single man; labourer and stone maker; 5’7 1/4” height; Protestant; can read & write; fresh complexion; reddish hair; light blue eyes.
Native place of birth: Kings County, Ireland.
Mother: Grace BURR (ref. convict indent)
Sister: Margaret Sharpe Burr (at native place)
1 year Probation Period. Station Gang - Jerricho, VDL.
6 June 1848: Ticket of Leave granted.
6 May 1851: Free Certificate issued. (ref. Govt Gazette Cornwall Chronicle & Conduct Record)
31 May 1851: Departure from VDL to Melbourne, Victoria per the ship ‘Raven’. Free by servitude.
Convict Changes History
Nell Murphy on 17th December, 2017 made the following changes:
convicted at, term: 7 years, voyage, source: Tasmanian Archives - convict records (prev. ), firstname: Abraham, surname: Thompson, alias1: , alias2: , alias3: , alias4: , date of birth: 1815, date of death: 0000, gender: m, occupation, crime