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Thomas Wilson, one of 280 convicts transported on the Recovery, 27 May 1837
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
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life span was 61 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to Life
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/11, Page Number 52. Tasmanian Archives - convict records
||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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Nell Murphy on 28th January, 2018 wrote:
Thomas WILSON was convicted at Edinburgh, Scotland on 20 Feb 1837 for Highway Robbery. Gaol Report: “convicted and imprisoned before - 20 days for a drunken spree”. Life sentence. Hulk Report: “indifferent”. Transported to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) per the ship ‘Recovery’ arriving 8 Oct 1837. Ship Surgeon’s report: “orderly”.
Aged 22 yrs; a labourer; single man; 5’11” height.
Native place of birth: Edinburgh, Scotland. (ref. Convict Description)
Colony of VDL:
Assigned to work services.
1839: at Green Ponds
1840: at Bothwell
1842: at Jericho, VDL
Several notes of misconduct and punishments.
2 Dec 1845: Ticket of Leave granted.
Convict Changes History
Nell Murphy on 28th January, 2018 made the following changes:
source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/11, Page Number 52. Tasmanian Archives - convict records (prev. Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/11, Page Number 52),