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Thomas Splatt (c. 1800–1837)

Thomas Splatt (c.1800-1837), a labourer, Timothy Caton and Thomas George were found guilty on 11 April 1821 at the Old Bailey, London, of stealing four pig's feet, valued at 2 pennies; one cloth valued at 1 shilling; one basket valued at 1 shilling; and 20 shillings in copper from a cart. The men were each sentenced to 7 years transportation. Splatt arrived at Sydney aboard the Mary in January 1822. He was described as being 20 years of age, 6 feet 1 inch (185 cms) tall, with a fair complexion, light brown hair and grey eyes.

Thomas Splatt was buried at Berrima on 17 July 1837; his age was given as 36 and his occupation as brickmaker.

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c. 1800
London, Middlesex, England


16 July, 1837 (aged ~ 37)
Berrima, New South Wales, Australia

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Crime: theft
Sentence: 7 years
Court: Old Bailey, London
Trial Date: 11 April 1821


Occupation: labourer