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William Thomson, one of 200 convicts transported on the Earl Spencer, May 1813
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
|Date of Birth:
|Date of Death:
life span was 59 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 7 years
||Chester Special Sessions
9th October, 1813
|Place of arrival
||New South Wales
Travelled with 199 other convicts
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/2, Page Number 93 (48)1828 New South Wales, Australia Census (Australian Copy) New South Wales and Tasmania, Australia Convict Musters, 1806-1849 http://ludditebicentenary.blogspot.co.nz/ Australia Death Index, 1787-1985 New South Wales, Australia, Convict Indents, 1788-1842
||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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Jay Stagpoole on 9th December, 2014 wrote:
The luddite centenary blog(http://ludditebicentenary.blogspot.co.nz/2012/05/30th-may-1812-results-sentencing-of.html) quotes a Report dated Wednesday 30th May 1812 which details crimes and punishment of a number men involved in luddite activities.
It states that William Thompson (e) (23) a weaver from Haslingden, Lancashire Along with five other weavers and a hatter were sentenced to death for ’unlawful assembly & robbery of John Parker Esq. at Edge, Etchells on 15th April 1812’. However the sentence was’ recommended to mercy by the Jury & respited’.
William Thompson was freed by servitude in 1819 and worked firstly as a constable in Sydney and later as a “Tin man” and brazier. He married the convict Ellen Molloy (from the ship Janus) on 29 January 1821 in Sydney. They had five children 3 sons and 2 Daughters.
Convict Changes History
Jay Stagpoole on 9th December, 2014 made the following changes:
source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/2, Page Number 93 (48)1828 New South Wales, Australia Census (Australian Copy) New South Wales and Tasmania, Australia Convict Musters, 1806-1849 http://ludditebicent