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Thomas John Clifton (1806–1871)

Thomas Clifton, a shepherd, was sentenced to fourteen years' transportation. He arrived in Sydney in 1825 aboard the Asia. His brother, William Clifton, b.1830, was also a convict on the ship.

Thomas was granted a ticket of leave in 1846. His trade was given as labourer. He married married Mary Ann Morgan in Maitland in 1850.

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Life Summary [details]


5 January, 1806
Grendon, Northamptonshire, England


19 January, 1871 (aged 65)
Maitland, New South Wales, Australia

Cause of Death

liver dysfunction

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Passenger Ship
Convict Record

Crime: unknown
Sentence: 14 years