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Thomas Wood

Thomas Wood, one of 200 convicts transported on the John, 26 January 1832

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Thomas Wood
Aliases: Thomas Houston Wood
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 7th July, 1809
Occupation: Confectioner
Date of Death: 18th March, 1899
Age: 89 years

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 14 years

Crime: Burglary
Convicted at: Lincoln City Assizes
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: John
Departure date: 26th January, 1832
Arrival date: 8th June, 1832
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 199 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/8, Page Number 258
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

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.
8/8/1845: COF.

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)

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