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Jonathan Tunbridge

Jonathan Tunbridge, one of 208 convicts transported on the Lady Harewood, 24 March 1829

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Jonathan Tunbridge
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1815
Occupation: Tailor's boy
Date of Death: 5th March, 1904
Age: 89 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 61 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Theft~grand larceny
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Lady Harewood
Departure date: 24th March, 1829
Arrival date: 28th July, 1829
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 279 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number H011/7, Page Number 18
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

Gaye Banks on 20th February, 2014 wrote:

Married another convict called Ann Galt

D Wong on 13th April, 2019 wrote:

Old Bailey:
Theft: grand larceny.
22nd June 1826
Verdict Guilty; Guilty
Sentence Transportation

WILLIAM KIDMAN and JONATHAN TUNBRIDGE were indicted for stealing, on the 26th of May, 1 grate, value 2s., the goods of Charles Hayne.

JAMES FORDHAM. I am an officer. On the 26th of May I saw the two prisoners going up Golden-lane; Tunbridge had a stove on his back - they went into an iron shop, and then same out; I took them to the watch-house, and asked where they got it; Tunbridge said “Kidman went into an empty house, and tied a string to it, and got it out” - I asked the man in the shop what they came for- he said they brought a stove to sell for 6d., and he sent them to fetch their father.

ROBERT JEFFERSON I am servant to Charles Hayne - he is a timber merchant, and lives in Long-lane, Smithfield. I left this stove on his premises on Thursday, the 25th of May, and on Saturday, the 27th, I went to work, and missed it. Kidman lives in the neighbourhood.

TUNBRIDGE’S Defence. This boy asked me where he could sell a stove - he said his mother paid 1s. 6d. on it, and he was to go and pay 6d., which he had done.


Transported for Seven Years.

Jonathan Tunbridge was listed as 14 years old on arrival.

Place of Birth: East Smithfield.

Jonathan was 4’8ΒΌ” tall, pale complexion, dark brown hair, dark hazel eyes, man and woman, B T and anchor inside right arm, JT.C.T. mermaid inside left arm.

1830-32 Musters: Assigned to Mr. W. Kermode.

July 1833: Free Certificate.

30/4/1843: Permission to marry Ann Galt (Emma Eugenia).

8/1/1844: Married at St. George’s, Hobart.
Jonathan was 27, a farmer - Ann was 23, a spinster.
1845: John
1847: William

5/3/1904 Jonathon Tunbridge died at his residence, Copping, and was buried at the Copping Cemetery 7th March 1904.

Convict Changes History

Gaye Banks on 20th February, 2014 made the following changes:

gender: m

D Wong on 13th April, 2019 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1815 (prev. 0000), date of death: 5th March, 1904 (prev. 0000), occupation, crime

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