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Thomas Howell (c. 1759–?)

Thomas Howell (c.1759- ) was found guilty on 5 October 1785 at Stafford, Staffordshire, of the theft of two hens valued at 4 pence. Sentenced to 7 years transportation, he was sent to the Censor hulk at the end of 1786 and was discharged to the Alexander in January 1787. He arrived at Sydney in January 1788 as part of the First Fleet.

Other than his presence in the colony in 1788 there are no colonial records for Thomas Howell.

* information from Mollie Gillen, The Founders of Australia: A Biographical Dictionary of the First Fleet (1989), p 180

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c. 1759
Tipton, Staffordshire, England

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Crime: theft (livestock)
Sentence: 7 years
Court: Staffordshire
Trial Date: 5 October 1785