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Thomas Wells

Thomas Wells, one of 200 convicts transported on the John, 26 January 1832

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Thomas Wells
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1803
Occupation: Shepherd
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 53 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Highway robbery
Convicted at: Lincoln Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: John
Departure date: 26th January, 1832
Arrival date: 8th June, 1832
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 199 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/8, Page Number 258
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 2nd May, 2013 wrote:

Thomas Wells was 28 years old when convicted of assaulting William Wing of Denton and stealing a watch from his person.  Sentenced to Death.

Thomas came from Spittlegate, Lincolnshire and his occupation was a “Malster/Shepherd” (a Malster is someone who produces malt for brewing).

1840: TOL, Scone
10/7/1848: CP

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 2nd May, 2013 made the following changes:

date of birth 1803, gender, occupation, crime

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