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Thomas Wilson

Thomas Wilson, one of 296 convicts transported on the Cressy, 28 April 1843

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Thomas Wilson
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1823
Occupation: Groom
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 51 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Larceny
Convicted at: Central Criminal Court
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Cressy
Departure date: 28th April, 1843
Arrival date: 28th August, 1843
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 295 other convicts

References

Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/13, Page Number 285 (144). Tasmanian Archives - convict records. Old Bailey online.
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 the CCC, London on 22 Aug 1842 for Larceny - stealing a saddle from Wm Roberts of Wigmore Street. His defence was that he was out of work and in great distress. His trade was a Groom. Previous conviction for receiving stolen goods. Gaol report: “bad connections”. 7 yr transportation sentence. Sent to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) per the ship ‘Cressy’ arriving 20 Aug 1843. Ship surgeon’s report: “good”.

Aged 20/21 yrs; single man; a Groom; Roman Catholic; can read & write; 5’3 1/2” height; fair complexion; black hair; brown eyes.
Place of birth: St. James’, Westminster, London.
Father - John, at Lisson Grove
Mother - Maria (or Marion)
Brothers - John & James   (ref. Convict Indent)

Colony of VDL:
2 yr Probation Period.
Station Gang: Deloraine (northern district)
Good Conduct record.
1845: assigned to A.B. Jones Esq.
2 March 1847: Ticket of Leave granted.
July 1847: Hobart - absent from his authorised residence. Admonished.
30 Jan 1849: Conditional Pardon approved.

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 HO11/13, Page Number 285 (144). Tasmanian Archives - convict records. Old Bailey online. (prev. Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Numbe

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