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William Jeremiah Thompson

William Thompson, one of 262 convicts transported on the Lady Penrhyn, Scarborough and Alexander, January 1787

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Jeremiah Thompson
Aliases: Jerry
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1752
Occupation: -
Date of Death: 26th July, 1805
Age: 53 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 7 years

Crime: Stealing a horse
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Lady Penrhyn, Scarborough and Alexander
Departure date: January, 1787
Arrival date: 22nd January, 1788
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 293 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/1, Page Number 6
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

Tania Piercy on 12th May, 2020 wrote:

1783. Age About 30-31. Crime: Crime: Stealing a horse worth 160 shillings. Sentence: Death commuted to 7 years transportation.  Durham, County of Durham. July 19 1783.

1788. Age ?~36?. Alleged as First marriage in colony. Marriage to: Maria Thompson (born Hamilton). Witnesses: by Banns by Reverend Richard Johnson, Chaplain; Witness: John Ramsey, Signed X; Witness: Samuel Barnes, Signed. St Phillips Sydney Cove, New South Wales, Australia. Mar 24 1788.
1788. Age About 35-36. Crime: Received 30 lashes for drunkenness and insolence. Aug 29 1788

1789. Age ?~37?. Birth of son: Nicholas R. Richardson/Hamilton. Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. Circa 1789

1790. Age ?~38?. Transportation: arrived on Norfolk Island aboard HMS Sirius along with their young son Nicholas who is recorded on HMS Sirius Muster as Richard Hamilton.  Norfolk Island, Cascade. From Mar 5 1790 To Mar 14 1790

Convict Changes History

Tania Piercy on 12th May, 2020 made the following changes:

firstname: William Jeremiah (prev. William), alias1: Jerry, date of birth: 1752 (prev. 0000), date of death: 26th July, 1805 (prev. 0000), gender: m, crime

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