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Thomas Broadhurst (c. 1777–1854)

Thomas Broadhurst (c.1777-1854), convict and farmer

Birth: c.1777. Marriage: 1803 married Sarah Cooley. They had no children. Death: 1854, New South Wales. Religion: unknown.

  • Thomas Broadhurst was sentenced to 7 years transportation on 27 March 1800 at the Somerset Assizes, England. He arrived at Sydney in June 1801 aboard the Earl Cornwallis.
  • By 1810 he was working as a commissary's clerk at Sydney.
  • in 1814 his occupation was given as landholder and a year later he had obtained a publican's licence.
  • in 1825 he was described as being employed by S. Terry.
  • in the 1828 Census he was listed as being 51 years old, Protestant, working as a labourer in the household of Solomon Wiseman.

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Life Summary [details]


c. 1777


1854 (aged ~ 77)
Wollombi, New South Wales, Australia

Passenger Ship
Convict Record

Crime: unknown
Sentence: 7 years
Court: Somerset
Trial Date: 27 March 1800