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Thomas Coombs (1790–1849)

Thomas Coombs was sentenced to life transportation for burglary, and stealing money and notes worth £142.3.6. He arrived in Sydney aboard the Indian in 1810. His occupation was given as wheelwright. He married Letitia Reynolds in 1812. Following her death he married Mary Stanbury in 1818. They moved to Melbourne. Following her death in 1847 he moved to Launceston where he had a relationship with Mary Ann Pullman.

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4 June, 1849 (aged ~ 59)
Launceston, Tasmania, Australia

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Crime: theft
Sentence: life