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William Tomkinson

William Tomkinson, one of 150 convicts transported on the Caledonia, 19 June 1822

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Tomkinson
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1806
Occupation: Labourer
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 53 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Burglary
Convicted at: Stafford Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Caledonia
Departure date: 19th June, 1822
Arrival date: 6th November, 1822
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 149 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/4, Page Number 175 (88)
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

Penny-Lyn Beale on 15th August, 2021 wrote:

Conduct Record;-
No; 217
Transported for “Burgulary”
Noted against name; Mother at Nurslem, Stafford.

Alphabetical Registers of Male Convicts. (CON23)
No; 217
Height; 5 Ft 1 in
Hair; L. Brown
Eyes; Grey
Age; 16 [1806]
Trade; Labourer
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.
No; 217
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

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