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Thomas Wood, one of 200 convicts transported on the John, 26 January 1832
Name, Aliases & Gender
||Thomas Houston Wood
Birth, Occupation & Death
|Date of Birth:
||7th July, 1809
|Date of Death:
||18th March, 1899
life span was 51 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 14 years
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/8, Page Number 258
||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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D Wong on 7th May, 2013 wrote:
Thomas Wood was 23 years old on arrival and came from Yorkshire. His occupation was a “Pastrycook/Confectioner”.
1839: TOL Port Macquarie
1840: Cedar Cutting Licence for Macleay, Nambucca and Belligen Rivers.
1840: Birth of 1st child, 8 children in all.
27/5/1853: Married Jane Purcell at Richmond Heads.
Jane is named as the mother on the births of the earlier children, so I think they lived together first.
1863: Claimed land a Fernmount at the Lands Office, Kempsey.
18/3/1899: Tomas died at Upper Oranra, aged 89, and is buried at Fernmount Cemetery with Jane who died 28/12/1886, aged 73.
JAN BOURNE on 15th October, 2021 wrote:
Thomas was 89 years and 8 months old when he died on 18 March 1899.
Convict Changes History
D Wong on 7th May, 2013 made the following changes:
alias1, date of birth 2nd June, 1810, date of death 18th March, 1899, gender, occupation, crime
JAN BOURNE on 15th October, 2021 made the following changes:
date of birth: 7th July, 1809 (prev. 2nd June, 1810)