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Thomas Wilkinson

Thomas Wilkinson, one of 112 convicts transported on the Proteus, 12 April 1831

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Thomas Wilkinson
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

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

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 7 years

Crime: Stealing clothes
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Proteus
Departure date: 12th April, 1831
Arrival date: 3rd August, 1831
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 111 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/8, Page Number 83 (44)
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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Maureen Withey on 14th November, 2019 wrote:

Old Bailey Proceedings Online (http://www.oldbaileyonline.org, version 8.0, 14 November 2019), December 1830, trial of THOMAS WILKINSON (t18301209-220).

THOMAS WILKINSON, Theft > simple larceny, 9th December 1830.

221. THOMAS WILKINSON was indicted for stealing, on the 4th of December , 1 coat, value 4s.; 2 gowns, value 6s.; 1 ribbon, value 6d.; 1 petticoat, value 1s.; 1 pair of stockings, value 1s.; 1 south-wester, value 1s., and 1 cap, value 1s. , the goods of William Henry Priestley .

WILLIAM HENRY PRIESTLEY . I have a barge , which I left safe at Limehouse , between seven and twelve o’clock on the 4th of December; I was away from it for five hours - when I returned the cabin had been broken open, and the articles stated were gone; I know the prisoner - he works on the water.

JACOB MARKS . I keep a shop at No. 10, Pearson-place, Brick-lane. Last Saturday evening week the prisoner came and asked me to buy a coat; I gave him 2s. 6d. for it - he refused it at first, but came back and took it - I gave the coat to the officer.

GEORGE BLAKE . I am an officer. I received this coat from Marks.

SAMUEL KING . I was coming home last Sunday morning week, and found a number of things in Limehouse-fields - they had been torn to pieces and thrown away; these are them.

Prisoner’s Defence. Two boys met me, and asked me to sell the coat. I did not break the cabin.

GUILTY . Aged 17. - Transported for Seven Years .

National Archives - Medical Journal by Thomas Logan, Surgeon of Convict Ship Proteus, 6 April - 8 Aug 1831.
ADM 101/62/2/3
Thomas Wilkinson, aged 17; sick or hurt, catarrhus; put on sick list, 25 July 1831. Discharged 29 July 1831 sent to hospital. 

Tasmanian Conduct Record:
A lot of incidents recorded.

Convict Changes History

Maureen Withey on 14th November, 2019 made the following changes:

gender: m, crime

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