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Thomas Wetton

Thomas Wetton, one of 290 convicts transported on the Exmouth, 03 March 1831

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Thomas Wetton
Aliases: Whitton
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1814
Occupation: Wheelwright
Date of Death: 9th March, 1840
Age: 26 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 56 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Stealing a handkerchief
Convicted at: Lancaster Quarter Session
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Exmouth
Departure date: 3rd March, 1831
Arrival date: 28th July, 1831
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 289 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/8, Page Number 27 (16)
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

Jennie Moloney on 19th May, 2020 wrote:

Trial in Sydney, 1840. Crime - Felony murder, arson, robbery and attacking dwelling with intent to kill. Found guilty and sentenced to death.
Transported back to Goulburn Gaol, NSW and was hanged on 9 March, 1840.

Convict Changes History

Nell Murphy on 8th June, 2018 made the following changes:

alias1: Whitton, gender: m

Jennie Moloney on 19th May, 2020 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1814 (prev. 0000), date of death: 9th March, 1840 (prev. 0000), occupation, crime

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