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William Tomkinson, one of 150 convicts transported on the Caledonia, 19 June 1822
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
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life span was 53 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to Life
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/4, Page Number 175 (88)
||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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Penny-Lyn Beale on 15th August, 2021 wrote:
Transported for “Burgulary”
Noted against name; Mother at Nurslem, Stafford.
Alphabetical Registers of Male Convicts. (CON23)
Height; 5 Ft 1 in
Hair; L. Brown
Age; 16 
Trial; Stafford - 14 March 1822 - Life
Native Place; Burslem, Staffordshire
1830 - The Hobart Town Courier. Sat 13 Nov 1830. Page 4. THE GAZETTE OF THIS DAY
217. William Tomkinson, 5 feet 1 in 1822, light brown hair, grey eyes, age 24, a Labourer, tried at Stafford March 14, 1822. sentence life per Caledonia native of Burslem, scar oil right wrist, absconded from No. 2 chain gang, Dec. 24 1838, Reward 2s.
New South Wales and Tasmania, Australia Convict Musters.
Name; William Tomkinson
Ship; Caledonia 2nd
1833 - Remarks\Assigned; Absconded
1841 - Remarks\Assigned; Ticket of Leave
Convict Changes History
Penny-Lyn Beale on 15th August, 2021 made the following changes:
date of birth: 1806 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime