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Thomas Winfield

Thomas Winfield, one of 100 convicts transported on the Chapman, 12 April 1826

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Thomas Winfield
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1805
Occupation: Plumber
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 53 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 14 years

Crime: Stealing
Convicted at: Norfolk, Borough of Kings Lynn Quarter Session and Gaol Delivey
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: Chapman
Departure date: 12th April, 1826
Arrival date: 7th October, 1826
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 99 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/6, Page Number 3
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

Anonymous on 24th July, 2011 wrote:

Who were his parents and where did they live?

Anonymous on 6th June, 2012 wrote:

Thomas Winfield was born in Lynn and was transported for stealing goods from a shop.  He had a prior conviction for stealing clothes from a gentleman named Fysh, a Tailor and Draper.

Thomas was 5’4" tall, grey eyes, brown hair, several small scars between eyebrows, several deep pock marks on face and a brown mole at right side of neck.  He had no parents listed and was single and a Protestant.

1830 Muster: Constable
1832-33 Muster: Assigned to John Fawkner.
1835 Muster: Assigned to W G Walker.

27/12/1836: Married Ann Gibney (free), they had seven children and were living at Longford.

Census: November 1859 living in New Norfolk.

Convict Changes History

Anonymous on 6th June, 2012 made the following changes:

date of birth 1805-00-00, gender m

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