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Humphries, Thomas (c. 1770–1851)

Thomas Humphries (1770-1851) was found guilty in July 1798 at Limerick, Ireland, of 'Having a Ball through his Hand'. Sentenced to life transportation, he arrived at Sydney aboard the Friendship in February 1800. In 1806 he was assigned as a servant to Stephen Burr and in 1814 was assigned to Ellen Fraser. He received a conditional pardon on 31 January 1818. In 1822 he was living in Concord with Ellen Fraser who was described as his wife and in 1828 he was listed as 'labourer at Mrs. E. Morgan [Ellen Fraser], Concord'. Fraser requested in her will that Thomas Humphries be provided for. 

Thomas Humphries died on 31 October 1851 at Bankstown, Sydney; his age was given as 70.

information from

  • Biographical Database of Australia — https://www.bda-online.org.au — accessed 16 September 2020
  • Mollie Gillen, The Founders of Australia: A Biographical Dictionary of the First Fleet (1989), p 135
  • Clayton Talbot, 'FF Ellen/Eleanor (Redchester) Fraser', Fellowship of First Fleeters website, http://www.fellowshipfirstfleeters.org.au/ellanfraser.htm — accessed 15 September 2020

Citation details

'Humphries, Thomas (c. 1770–1851)', People Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, https://peopleaustralia.anu.edu.au/biography/humphries-thomas-31032/text38401, accessed 19 August 2022.

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Life Summary [details]

Birth

c. 1770
Armagh, Ireland

Death

31 October, 1851 (aged ~ 81)
Bankstown, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Cause of Death

unknown

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Convict Record

Crime: insurrection
Sentence: life