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Thomas Turner, one of 300 convicts transported on the General Hewett, August 1813
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
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life span was 55 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 14 years
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/2, Page Number 127 (65)
||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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John McGowan on 25th October, 2013 wrote:
On 30 November 1812, the subject Thomas Turner ‘late servant’ along with Thomas Cranston ‘late apprentice’ to James Thomson, clothier South Bridge, Edinburgh appeared at Edinburgh High Court on a libel (1)breaking into hairdresser & perfumer shop in Nicolson Street and stealing gold chain and bracelets; and (2)six thefts from the South Bridge shop - stolen by Cranston and reset by Turner. Both pled not guilty to first charge, but guilty to the second (6 thefts & reset). Turner sentenced to transportation for 14 years. See Scots Magazine (1812) Vol.74, p 961 and McGowan, John (2013) A New Civic Order: The contribution of the City of Edinburgh Police, 1805-1812, p 272.
Convict Changes History
John McGowan on 25th October, 2013 made the following changes: