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Details for the convict Thomas Hollands (1831)

Convict Name:Thomas Hollands
Trial Place:Hertford Assizes
Trial Date:20 July 1830
Sentence:Life
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Arrival Details
Ship:Lady Harewood (2)
Arrival Year:1831
 
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Thomas Hollands was born about 1798 and baptised in Beckenham, Kent; the son of Henry Hollands and his wife Ann. Thomas married Ann Healey in 1817 and had six children (Ann, Thomas, Caroline, Eliza, Emma, Ellen). In February 1830 they were living in Ware, Herts where Thomas, John Hollands and John Llywellyn broke into the house of John Carswell and stole a timepiece and two spoons. Thomas was sentenced to death at the July Hereford Assizes but the sentence was commuted to life transportation. He sailed on the Lady Harewood in October 1830 with Llywellyn, also sentenced to life transportation, and arrived in Sydney on 4 March 1831. He was described as a plaisterer of 1.5 years experience, 5ft 7in tall, of dark and ruddy complexion, with dark brown hair and grey eyes, a Protestant able to read, write, reap, sow and plough. Thomas was first despatched to a government camp at Cowpastures under the control of H. Arietta. On 8 August 1831 he was assigned to Major H C Antill at Molongo. Thomas acquired his ticket of leave on 11 July 1839. He met Ruth Hawkins in Micalago and they married 17 February 1841 at Jerrabombera. Their son, Edward or Edmund, was born 23 June 1841, probably at Lanyon where they were living at the time. By this stage Thomas had dropped the 's' from his surname. On 1 April 1843 Thomas, now a self-employed carter at Queanbeyan, lost his ticket of leave for two weeks for an undisclosed mis-demeanour. Thomas's and Ruth's second son, Harry, was born around 1843 but his birth was not officially recorded. Thomas's ticket of leave was cancelled on 27 September 1844 because he was under suspicion of stealing government wool. The ticket was re-instated on 27 September 1845. Thomas was granted a conditional pardon on 24 December 1849 and died on 10 May 1853 at Foxlowe.
Submitted by Researcher (Trish Ivar) on 6 April 2015

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  • The National Archives (TNA) : HO 11/7, p.508

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