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Hill, Thomas (c. 1758–?)

Thomas Hill (c.1758- ) was found guilty on 7 July 1784 at the Old Bailey, London, of stealing a pair of linen sheets valued at 10 shillings, one cotton gown valued at 7 shillings, one check linen apron valued at 12 pence and one cloth cloak value at 6 shillings. Sentenced to 7 years transportation, he was sent to the Censor hulk on 6 September 1784 and was discharged to the Scarborough in January 1787. He arrived at Sydney in January 1788 as part of the First Fleet.

He may have been the Thomas Hill who was overseer of tents at Port Jackson in 1788 (another Thomas Hill came in the First Fleet). One Thomas Hill received 50 lashes on 24 April 1789 for telling a lie to avoid work and one of them was buried at Parramatta on 20 February 1791.

* information from Mollie Gillen, The Founders of Australia: A Biographical Dictionary of the First Fleet (1989), p 175

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'Hill, Thomas (c. 1758–?)', People Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://peopleaustralia.anu.edu.au/biography/hill-thomas-31285/text38672, accessed 5 December 2020.

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c. 1758

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Crime: theft (house)
Sentence: 7 years