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Thomas Winter

Thomas Winter, one of 145 convicts transported on the Mariner, May 1816

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Thomas Winter
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1794
Occupation: -
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 7 years

Crime: Stealing clothes
Convicted at: London Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Mariner
Departure date: May, 1816
Arrival date: 11th October, 1816
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 146 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/2, Page Number 254
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

Robin Sharkey on 31st October, 2016 wrote:

“POLICE - MANSION-HOUSE - Yesterday, [i.e. 5th December 1814] T. Winter, an African, was fully committed, charged with going into the house of Mr Stewart in Broad Street, and taking therefrom a quantity of wearing apparel.”

Thomas Winter was born in Jamaica (ship’s indent), 20 years old , sentenced to 7 years for breaking and entering and stealing clthes.

He stole from the dwelling house owned by merchant brothers Messrs Henry and William Douglas. Martin Stewart was employed by them and lived above their accompting house.

One day in late November Tom Winter had gone to the door ostensibly looking for omeone who Mt Stewart had not heard of. He went but Stewart heard a foot go upstaris and a few minutes later Winter ran down. Two days later the clothing was missed, some belonged to one the Messrs Douglas’ valet. When Tom was taken a week later in Smithfield, he was wearing also a riding coat and pantaloons of Stewart and a waistcoat of one Walford. guilty, 7 years transporation.

Personal details from Ship Indent:
1816 - Aged 22 years.Servant. born Jamaica - “Negro”
5ft 8 in; black hair and eyes

ARRIVAL NSW - 18th October 1815 - On list of convicts disembarked from the “Mariner” and forwarded to Liverpool for distribution.

Does not seem to appear again in recrods.
Did he run?

Convict Changes History

Robin Sharkey on 31st October, 2016 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1794 (prev. 0000), gender: m, crime

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