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Thomas Wilson

Thomas Wilson, one of 254 convicts transported on the Sir Robert Peel, 06 September 1844

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Thomas Wilson
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1812
Occupation: Labourer
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 54 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: House breaking
Convicted at: Scotland, Edinburgh Court of Justiciary
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Sir Robert Peel
Departure date: 6th September, 1844
Arrival date: 26th December, 1844
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 253 other convicts

References

Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/14, Page Number 190. Tasmanian Archives - convicts.
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

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.
Mother: Jane
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

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