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Thomas Welch

Thomas Welch, one of 230 convicts transported on the Captain Cook, 02 May 1833

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Thomas Welch
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1768
Occupation: -
Date of Death: 24th August, 1833
Age: 65 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 57 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Rape
Convicted at: Southampton Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Captain Cook
Departure date: 2nd May, 1833
Arrival date: 26th August, 1833
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 232 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/9, Page Number 78
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 4th February, 2018 wrote:

Hampshire Advertiser Hampshire, England
31 Jul 1830
CROWN SIDE. Thomas Welch, aged 62, was put to the bar upon a charGe of having, on the 25th of February last, assaulted and carnally known, against her will, Mary Ryder.  The Prosecutrix is about 13 years old, and is the daughter of the prisoner’s present wife.  The charge was very distinctly proved by the girl, but it appeared in addition, that the monster had previously committed the same offence upon the same child “more times that she could tell,” extending over a period of more than a year, and commencing before she was 13 years old.

Folio 6: case no 86, Thomas Welsh, aged 68, prisoner; taken ill at sea; sick or hurt, dysentery; put on sick list 14 August 1833, died 24 August 1833.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 4th February, 2018 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1768 (prev. 0000), date of death: 24th August, 1833 (prev. 0000), gender: m, crime

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