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Thomas Wilkinson, one of 112 convicts transported on the Proteus, 12 April 1831
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life span was 51 years*
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Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 7 years
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/8, Page Number 83 (44)
||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.
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