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Thomas Wilson, one of 180 convicts transported on the Almorah, April 1817
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
|Date of Birth:
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life span was 54 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 7 years
||Middlesex Gaol Delivery
29th August, 1817
|Place of arrival
||New South Wales
Travelled with 182 other convicts
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/2, Page Number 341 (172). 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 Middlesex, London on 29 May 1816 for Burglary. 7 yr transportation sentence. Sent to Australia, New South Wales per the ship ‘Almorah’ then transferred to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) per the ship ‘Pilot’ 1817.
Colony of Van Diemen’s Land:
1823: Out after hours. Reprimand.
Ticket of Leave granted.
1829: on TL - drunk. Fined.
Free by Servitude
Further charge, in Colony:
3 June 1842: Burglary. Committed for Trial. Hobart Supreme Court 22 July 1842. To be transported for Life. To be sent to Port Arthur Penal Settlement for min of 2 yrs and his conduct reported.
1842 Personal details: aged 27 yrs; a servant; 5’7 1/2”; pale complexion; brown hair, bald on top; grey eyes.
Native place of birth: Leicester, England.
1844: at New Town, nr Hobart.
4 Feb 1851: Ticket of Leave approved.
29 Dec 1852: Conditional Pardon approved, with the colonies of Australia.
N.B. Note that this Thomas Wilson died, at Port Arthur in 1860 HOWEVER further noted on his record that this was an error and referred to another man. He was in hospital in 1863 and presented himself to an officer of the Govt in Oct 1863.
Convict Changes History
Nell Murphy on 28th January, 2018 made the following changes:
source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/2, Page Number 341 (172). Tasmanian Archives - convict records. (prev. Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/2, Page Numbe