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Thomas Wheeler

Thomas Wheeler, one of 299 convicts transported on the Admiral Gambier and Friends, April 1811

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Thomas Wheeler
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 6th March, 1772
Occupation: -
Date of Death: 9th July, 1845
Age: 73 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 61 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 14 years

Crime: Receiving
Convicted at: London Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: Admiral Gambier and Friends
Departure date: April, 1811
Arrival date: 29th September, 1811
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 32
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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Anonymous on 28th July, 2012 wrote:

Thomas wheeler was indicted for receiving stolen clothing and other items, knowing them to be stolen.  He was 37 years old and in 1809 had married Jane Hall.  They had a daughter Maria 14 and a son Daniel 18 who arrived free per the Broxbornbury in 1814. Daniel became a seaman and was drowned on the 25/6/1816 when the schooner Brothers was wrecked in Bass Strait.  Jane his wife died in 1836 aged 60.

31/1/1818: CP

In 1822 he was listed as living with Sophia Langord (Surprize 1794) she died in 1825, at this time he was working as a baker in Sydney.

26/2/1824: COF

1828; Age 56 Thomas was employed by James Morris as a Baker.

7/7/1845: Died at the age of 74 at McDonald River.

Megan Martin on 7th June, 2019 wrote:

Thomas Wheeler married Jane Perry on 29 September 1795 at St Sepulchre, Holborn. There were 5 children born of this marriage, only two of whom survived to adulthood, Daniel born 7 July 1796 and baptised at St Botolph Aldersgate and Maria Jane born 5 November 1799 and baptised at St Bartholomew the Great.
The evidence that Jane Perry, not Jane Hall, was Thomas Wheeler’s wife is confirmed by the reference to Jane in the 1828 census as ‘alias Parry’

Beth Kebblewhite on 30th July, 2019 wrote:

1812 - On the 3rd October, Thomas WHEELER, prisoner for 14 years, was charged with “passing a forged copper coin”, before the Bench of Magistrates in Sydney. He was “discharged by the Court for want of sufficient proof”. (Source: SRNSW Bench of Magistrates Cases - SZ773; Reel 658)
1820 to 1821 - Thomas WHEELER held a licence as a baker, in George St. Sydney (Source: Bigge’s Appendix, Bonwick Transcripts, BT Box 24, 52707 - Mitchell Library)
26 Feb. 1824 - Thomas WHEELER, per ship “Admiral Gambier” 1811, Tried London GD on 21 Feb. 1810, 14 year sentence, Native of London, Calico glazer, aged 52, 5 feet 7 inches tall, Ruddy complexion, Dark brown hair & hazel eyes, Certificate of Freedom received 26 Feb. 1824. TOL 66/875 cleared (?) up & cancelled. (Source: SRNSW Certificates of Freedom, Reel 601; 4/4423; No. 59/1853)

Convict Changes History

Anonymous on 28th July, 2012 made the following changes:

date of death 1845-00-00, gender m

Denis Pember on 27th May, 2015 made the following changes:

date of birth: 6th March, 1772 (prev. 0000), date of death: 9th July, 1845 (prev. 1845)

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