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Abraham Thompson

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Abraham Thompson
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1815
Occupation: Stonecutter
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 57 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Uttering forged notes
Convicted at: -
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Eliza
Departure date: 10th May, 1832
Arrival date: 6th September, 1832
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 16 other convicts


Primary source: Tasmanian Archives - convict records
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Community Contributions

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

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