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Thomas Whitaker

Thomas Whitaker, one of 200 convicts transported on the Surrey, January 1814

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Thomas Whitaker
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1773
Occupation: Hotel owner
Date of Death: 1835
Age: 62 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 14 years

Crime: Obstructing officers of the revenue
Convicted at: Warwick Assizes
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: Surrey or Surry
Departure date: January, 1814
Arrival date: 28th July, 1814
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 202 other convicts

References

Primary source: UK Prison Hulk Registers (HO9) State Archives NSW, Indents (Series: NRS 12188; Item: 4/4004; Microfiche: 634) Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/2, Page Number 138
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

Robin Hyland on 2nd April, 2019 wrote:

Received Absolute Pardon 8 Jun 1819.
Licensed Victualler for “Labour in Vain.’ Harrington St. Sydney. (abt. 1831- until death in 1835.)
Married in England to Ann with two boys, Robert and Thomas. Ann Robert and Thomas jun. came on the ‘Bloxbornebury.’ at same time as the ‘Surry.’
Thomas’s crime was conterfeiting coins in Birmingham.
Sources are on ancestry.com

Iris Dunne on 2nd April, 2019 wrote:

Conviction Date 14 August 1813

Prison Hulk ship Laurel moored at Portsmouth, Received 14 September 1813, aged 40, Offence: Coining counterfeit Bank Tokens

Convict Indents aged 40, Estimated birth year about 1773

Convict Changes History

Robin Hyland on 2nd April, 2019 made the following changes:

date of death: 1835 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

Iris Dunne on 2nd April, 2019 made the following changes:

source: UK Prison Hulk Registers (HO9) State Archives NSW, Indents (Series: NRS 12188; Item: 4/4004; Microfiche: 634) Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/2, Page Number 138 (prev. Australian Joint Copying Proje

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