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Child, Thomas Bidwell (1794–1827)

Thomas Bidwell Child was sentenced to seven years transportation. He arrived in Sydney in 1817 aboard the Lord Eldon. He was described as being 5 feet 7 inches tall with a fair ruddy complexion, dark brown hair and hazel eyes. He was granted a certificate of freedom in February 1824. He was executed in Hobart in 1827 after being found guilty of forging Treasury bills to the amount of £600.

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12 December 1794
Bristol, Gloucestershire, England


7 July 1827
Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

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Crime: theft
Sentence: 7 years