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Thomas Mulcock (c. 1767–1825)

Thomas Mulcock (c.1767-1825), a shepherd, was found guilty (as Thomas Mullcock) on 10 January 1816 at the Old Bailey, London, of stealing two cattle. His death sentence was commuted to life transportation. He arrived at Sydney in April 1817 aboard the Morley. He was described as being 5 feet 9¼ inches tall, with a dark complexion, grey hair, and grey eyes. His age was given as 45 in 1816.

Mulcock was assigned as a servant to his brother Jesse. Following his brother's death in 1818 he continued to work for his sister-in-law, Ann Mulcock. She died in 1820 leaving Thomas a life interest in her two farms (110 and 30 acres). He had been granted a ticket of leave by 1822 and in that year was listed as a landholder in the muster.

Thomas Mulcock was buried at St John's, Parramatta, on 2 April 1825; his age was given as 66.

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Alternative Names
  • Mullcock, Thomas

c. 1767
Oxfordshire, England


1 April, 1825 (aged ~ 58)
Parramatta, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Cause of Death


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Convict Record

Crime: theft (livestock)
Sentence: death
Commuted To: life
Court: Old Bailey, London
Trial Date: 10 January 1816