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Thomas Parnell (1765–1853)

Thomas Parnell, a medical student, was sentenced to life transportation. He arrived in Sydney aboard the Ganges in 1797. His wife and child came free on the same ship. His wife left him and went to live with Samuel Thorley.

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  • death notice, Maitland Mercury (NSW), 19 February 1853, p 3

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Life Summary [details]


26 February, 1765
London, Middlesex, England


16 February, 1853 (aged 87)
Richmond, New South Wales, Australia

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Convict Record

Crime: unknown
Sentence: life