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Thomas Gregory (1741–1809)

Thomas Gregory was sentenced to seven years transportation on 22 October 1788 at the Old Bailey Session for the theft of two pigs. He was sent to the Newgate Gaol and Dunkirk hulk before embarking for New South Wales aboard the Neptune as part of the Second Fleet. In August 1790 he was to Norfolk Island aboard the Surprize with his wife Sarah and their daughter, Elizabeth. From early 1791 they lived at Charlotte Field (Queenborough). By 1796 they had a 60 acre lease. By 1808 he had sold his land. He owned a house and several other buildings for which he was paid £20 when he moved with other settlers to Van Diemen's Land (Tasmania) on the Estramania in May. He died at Hobart on 5 February 1809.

* information from Michael Flynn, The Second Fleet: Britain's Grim Convict Armada of 1790 (1993), pp 303-304

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5 February, 1809 (aged ~ 68)
Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

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Crime: theft
Sentence: 7 years