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Gamaleil Thompson, one of 168 convicts transported on the Marquis of Hastings, 14 April 1827
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
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life span was 54 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to Life
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/6, Page Number 167 (85)
||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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Maureen Withey on 8th March, 2021 wrote:
National Archives. Criminal Petitions.
HO 17/2/82; 1837 Sept
Prisoner name: Gamaliel Thompson.
Prisoner age: 21.
Court and date of trial: Norwich Midsummer Sessions [Norfolk] 20 July 1826.
Crime: Stealing from the person of Henry Suffield 13s 6d.
Initial sentence: Transportation for life.
Gaoler’s report: Character from gaol very notorious.
Petitioner(s): The prisoner with a recommendation to mercy by the prosecutor. George Seppings, Churchwarden of Lakenham [Norfolk].
Grounds for clemency: Only offence; shows sincere repentance; most severe sentence passed at Norwich; respectable family; has behaved well in prison and on hulk.
Other papers: Letter from Mr Seppings quotes a letter from Thompson in Paramatta, New South Wales sent to his father with a good character certificate from his employer, James Hassall.
Additional Information: On hulk Leviathan.
1828 Census at George Street, Parramatta, in the household of Mrs Elizabeth Hassell, and her son James, a grazier.
Gamaliel Thompson, age 21, G.S. M. Hastings, 1827, Life, servant to above, protestant.
Convict Application to Marry.
Gamaliel Thompson, Marquis of Hastings (2), age 34, Life, T. of L. and Mary O’Brien, came free, Free. Date of permission, 5 Aug 1841, Yass, Revd. Charles Lovat.
By special license, on the 15th August, at the Catholic Church, Yass, by the Rev. Charles Lovett, Gamaliel Thompson, Esq., grazier, of Borrowa, to Miss Mary O’Brien, the second daughter of Michael O’Brien Esq., late of Tanderagee, Ireland, but now of Burrowa, New South Wales.
Sydney Monitor, 3 Sept 1841.
Convict Index, 1791-1873.
Gamabel Tompson, Marquis of Hastings, 1827, Ticket of Leave, 35/758. District, Argyle; Tried, Norfolk QS.
Gamaliel Thompson, Marquis of Hastings, 1827, Recommended Conditional Pardon, 1 Oct 1841. Recommended by William H. Broughton; James Hassall; C. O’Brien, Hardy J.P.; C.T. Brigstock.
Dated 1st October, 1841,
Tompson Gamaliel, Marquis Hastings 2, 1827.
NSW Govt Gazette, 11 Oct 1842.
POUND AT NEW FREUGH, PATRICK’S PLAINS.
Gamaliel Thompson was appointed keeper of the above Pound, on the 18th of February, 1851.
By order of the Justices,
HENRY BAILEY, Clerk of the Bench.
2lst February, 1851.
POUNDKEEPER AT NEW FREUGH,
MR. JOHN CROUCH WAIT was appointed Keeper of the Pound at New Freugh by the Justices in Petty Sessions, at Singleton, on the 22nd February, 1858, in place of Mr. Gamaliel Thomson, resigned.
The appointment to commence on the 1st March, 1858.
By order of the said Justices, HENRY BAILEY,
Clerk of Petty Sessions.
THOMPSON—TEAGUE.—January 16, by the Rev. B. Stephens, Gamaliel, youngest son of the late Gamaliel Thompson, of Norwich, Norfolk, England. and late of Liverpool, New South Wales, to Alice Mary, second eldest daughter of H. H Teague, of Bombala.
Sydney Morning Herald, 29 Jan 1890.
THOMPSON.— July 6, at her daughter’s residence Wallace-st., Woollahra, Mary, the widow of the late Gamaliel Thompson, of Liverpool, N.S.W. , aged 74, late of Forbes.
The Daily Telegraph (Sydney) 7 July 1894.
Convict Changes History
Maureen Withey on 8th March, 2021 made the following changes: