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Thomas Ballard (1796–1887)

Thomas Ballard was a basket maker before being sent to Van Diemen's Land (later Tasmania) as a convict aboard the Lady Castlereagh in 1818. In the 1842 Census he was listed as an agricultural labourer.

Additional Resources

  • death notice, Daily Telegraph (Launceston, Tas), 1 October 1887, p 2
  • funeral, Launceston Examiner (Tas), 1 October 1887, p 1

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Life Summary [details]

Alternative Names
  • Ballad, Thomas
  • Ballett, Thomas

Canterbury, Kent, England


30 September, 1887 (aged ~ 91)
Launceston, Tasmania, Australia

Cause of Death

general debility

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Passenger Ship
Convict Record

Crime: unknown
Sentence: 7 years