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Andrew Thompson

Andrew Thomson, one of 404 convicts transported on the Pitt, June 1791

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Andrew Thompson
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 7th February, 1773
Occupation: -
Date of Death: 22nd October, 1810
Age: 37 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 60 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 14 years

Crime: Simple larceny
Convicted at: Jedburgh Court of Justiciary
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: Pitt
Departure date: June, 1791
Arrival date: 14th February, 1792
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 402 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/1, Page Number 172
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

V Wilson on 2nd August, 2015 wrote:

Andrew Thompson was baptised in Kirk Yetholm, Scotland on 07/02/1773. He is credited as being the founder of the settlement of The Green Hills, which is now Windsor in the Hawkesbury of NSW.  He was the first convict ever to be elevated to the office of Magistrate.  This was done by Governor Lachlan Macquarie in 1810. Sadly, as a result of illness which had come about because of Andrew spending days in floodwater, rescuing settlers in 1809, he died on 22nd October 1810.  Governor Lachlan Macquarie honoured him by naming the public square in Windsor in his name - “Thompson Square”, as well as having a magnificent tombstone engraved with a long and gracious epitaph.  Thompson Square in Windsor remains today and is the oldest public square in Australia.  More information here:  http://adb.anu.edu.au/biography/thompson-andrew-2728    and here http://www.cawb.com.au/history-of-the-square-and-andrew-thompson.html

Convict Changes History

V Wilson on 2nd August, 2015 made the following changes:

surname: Thompson (prev. Thomson), date of birth: 7th February, 1773 (prev. 0000), date of death: 22nd October, 1810 (prev. 0000), gender: m, crime

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