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Seymour, Thomas (1781–1865)

Thomas Seymour was sentenced to life transportation for stealing a horse. He arrived in Sydney in 1811 aboard the Admiral Gambier. The ship's indent gave his height as 5 ft 10 ins. He was assigned to Robert Higgins who's eldest daughter Mary he married in 1814. He received a ticket of leave in 1828 and was granted a conditional pardon on 1st October 1839.

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Life Summary [details]


Sunderland, Durham, England


5 June, 1865 (aged ~ 84)
Oaks, New South Wales, Australia

Cause of Death

general debility

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Convict Record

Crime: theft
Sentence: life