Hi Guest!
Contribute to this record

Thomas Thompson

Thomas Thompson, one of 180 convicts transported on the Ocean, August 1817

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Thomas Thompson
Aliases: William
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: -
Occupation: Tailor
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: -
Convicted at: Radnor Great Session
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Ocean
Departure date: August, 1817
Arrival date: 1st January, 1818
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 180 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/2, Page Number 378
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.

Did you find the person you were looking for?

If Thomas 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.

Know more about Thomas Thompson?

Contribute to this record

Community Contributions

Anonymous on 16th September, 2012 wrote:

Thomas was transferred to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) on the ‘Duke of Wellington’, arriving there 4 Feb 1818.
Only note on Conduct Record: 20 Jul 1820 - Absent from Sunday muster.
(ref. Tasmanian Archives, convicts.)

Maureen Withey on 5th March, 2021 wrote:

Medical Journal of Ocean for 21 June 1817 to 16 Jan 1818, by George Fairfowl.
ADM 101/57/8/21818-1819
Folio 5: William Thompson, Convict, aged 58; disease or hurt, generally unwell, had no stool for five days. Taken ill, 4 September 1817. Discharged to duty 15 September 1817.


Colonial Secretary Index.

THOMPSON, Thomas. Per “Ocean”, 1818; tailor.

1818 Jan 30 - On list of prisoners embarked on “Duke of Wellington” for the Derwent (Reel 6006; 4/3498 p.35)

1818 Jan 31 - Transferred from Town Gang, Sydney, to the Derwent; appears as William (Reel 6047; 4/1741 p.224)

Maureen Withey on 5th March, 2021 wrote:

Tasmanian Records.
List of 28 male convicts embarked on board the ship Duke of Wellington for the Derwent in Van Diemen’s Land. 30th January 1818.
The men sent to VDL on this ship all had skilled trades.
Thos. Thompson, per Ocean 3rd. Tried at Radnor Sess. 22 Apr 1816,  Life, Taylor.

Convict Changes History

Anonymous on 16th September, 2012 made the following changes:

gender m

Maureen Withey on 5th March, 2021 made the following changes:

alias1: William, occupation

This record was discovered and printed on ConvictRecords.com.au