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Thomas Underwood

Thomas Underwood, one of 310 convicts transported on the Mangles, 24 April 1835

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Thomas Underwood
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1812
Occupation: Shoemaker
Date of Death: 26th August, 1897
Age: 85 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 60 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Theft
Convicted at: Central Criminal Court
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Mangles
Departure date: 24th April, 1835
Arrival date: 1st August, 1835
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 309 other convicts

References

Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/10, Page Number 38
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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D Wong on 29th March, 2015 wrote:

Old Bailey: Edited version:
THOMAS UNDERWOOD, CHARLES RICHARD WILKIE, RACHAEL WILKIE, Theft > theft from a specified place, Theft > receiving, 5th January 1835.

THOMAS UNDERWOOD and CHARLES RICHARD WILKIE were indicted for stealing, on the 29th of December, at St. Clement Danes, 1 cloak, value 5l., the goods of Charles Campbell and another; 1 coat, value 1l.; and 1 cloak, value 2l.; the goods of the said Charles Campbell, in the dwelling-house of the said Charles Campbell and another; and RACHAEL WILKIE was indicted for feloniously receiving on the same day, 1 coat, value 1l., part of the said goods, well knowing it to have been stolen.

UNDERWOOD— GUILTY . Aged 19.
CHARLES RICHARD WILKIE— GUILTY . Aged 24.
Recommended to mercy by the Jury, in consequence of “the spleen exhibited
by the witness Fry.”— Transported for Life .
RACHAEL WILKIE— NOT GUILTY.

Charles Wilkie arrived VDL per Norfolk 1835.

Thomas was 21 years old on arrival and his occupation was listed as a ‘shoemaker/gentlemans servant’.

Thomas was single 5’5” tall, dark reddish hair, brown hazel eyes, fresh complexion, could read and write, crucifix inside right arm.

Father: Thomas
Mother: Susan or Susannah – she was married to a Mr Cook, a silk weaver at the time Thomas was transported.
Brothers: John, Henry and William Rufus
Sisters: Martha, Susan.

12/4/1844: 3rd Class
12/4/1846: TOL
20/11/1846: CP

26/8/1846: Married Jane Panton, born in Colony, 12/12/1829-7/5/1902.  They had 12 children.
2 were born in Tasmania, then C1852 they moved to Victoria.  They were in Pitfield, a gold mining place near Skipton and Ballarat and had a further 10 children.

26/8/1887: Thomas died, death listed as at Ballarat.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 29th March, 2015 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1812 (prev. 0000), date of death: 26th August, 1997 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

Marianne Underwood on 11th May, 2020 made the following changes:

date of death: 26th August, 1897 (prev. 26th August, 1997)

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