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Thomas Watkins

Thomas Watkins, one of 300 convicts transported on the Baring, April 1815

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Thomas Watkins
Aliases: Tom
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 8th May, 1788
Occupation: Carter
Date of Death: 20th October, 1867
Age: 79 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 59 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Stealing a horse
Convicted at: Gloucester Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Baring
Departure date: April, 1815
Arrival date: 7th September, 1815
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 300 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/2, Page Number 198
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

Patricia Sabine on 4th March, 2018 wrote:

married Sarah Lewis 1819;held publican’s licences for the Talbot Inn George Stand later the Cross Keys Inn, cnr Market and Sussex St in Sydney; settled at Mangrove Creek in the Hawkesbury Region in 1840s.Eldest son Thomas purchased the “Ruth” locally built coastal vessel in 1839.

Convict Changes History

Patricia Sabine on 4th March, 2018 made the following changes:

gender: m, occupation, crime

Wendy Garthon on 4th March, 2018 made the following changes:

alias1: Tom, date of birth: 8th May, 1788 (prev. 0000), date of death: 20th October, 1867 (prev. 0000)

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