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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 51 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


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.

Recommended to mercy by the Jury, in consequence of “the spleen exhibited
by the witness Fry.”— Transported for Life .

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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