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Thomas Wilson, one of 254 convicts transported on the Sir Robert Peel, 06 September 1844
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
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life span was 54 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 7 years
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/14, Page Number 190. Tasmanian Archives - convicts.
||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 1st February, 2018 wrote:
Thomas WILSON was convicted at Edinburgh, Scotland on 22 July 1844 for housebreaking and stealing money. 7 yr transportation sentence. Previously convicted and been in prison. Sent to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) per the ship ‘Sir Robert Peel’ arriving 26 Dec 1844. Ship Surgeon’s Report: not of sound mind.
single man; aged 32 yrs; a labourer; sallow complexion; brown hair; grey eyes; Protestant; not literate.
Native place of birth: Edinburgh, Scotland.
Brothers: John, Adam, Andrew, James & xxxx
Colony of VDL:
15 mths Probation Period
1st Station Gang: Browns River
Remarks: “Reasonable allowance being made for him because of his natural stupidity, but capable of performing labour”.
1846: Report - “not effective”.
24 July 1851: Certificate of Freedom issued.
Convict Changes History
Nell Murphy on 1st February, 2018 made the following changes:
source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/14, Page Number 190. Tasmanian Archives - convicts. (prev. Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/14, Page Number 190), dat