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Thomas West

Thomas West, one of 296 convicts transported on the Earl Cornwallis, August 1800

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Thomas West
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 4th June, 1773
Occupation: Miller
Date of Death: 21st September, 1858
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: Stealing
Convicted at: Sussex Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Earl Cornwallis
Departure date: August, 1800
Arrival date: 12th June, 1801
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 294 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/1, Page Number 286 'Thomas West of Barcom Glen' by Edward West Marriott.
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

Rob West on 3rd March, 2013 wrote:

Constructed and opened the first water mill for making flour on 14 January 1812 at Rushcutters Bay.

On 21 July 1812 an add in the Sydney Gazette states West’s mill at Barcom Glen now open for business.

Thomas owned 40 acres from the harbour to Old South Head Road now Oxford Street.

Thomas West was pardoned on Christmas Eve 1813 for, “his general good conduct and character for Sobriety and industry and also in consideration of his having erected a Water Mill for grinding of grain at Barcom Glen within one mile of the town of Sydney, being the first Water Mill ever erected in the immediate vicinity of the Town, and as a further Mark of approbation of the conduct of the said Thomas West the Governor has been pleased to make a Donation of a Cow from the Government herds.”

Convict Changes History

Rob West on 3rd March, 2013 made the following changes:

source, gender, occupation, crime

Lyndal Watchman on 26th April, 2021 made the following changes:

date of birth: 4th June, 1773 (prev. 0000), date of death: 21st September, 1858 (prev. 0000)

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