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Thomas Summers (1810–1884)

Thomas Mangles, a labourer, was sentenced to fourteen years transportation for stealing clothing. It was his second offence. He arrived in Van Diemen's Land (Tasmania) in 1835 aboard the Mangles in 1835. He was described in the ship's indent as being 5 feet 5 inches (165.1 cms) tall, with light brown hair, and grey eyes. The ship's surgeon described his character during the voyage as 'orderly'. In 1835 he was assigned to A. Barclay. He was was granted a ticket of leave on 6 January 1842 and a conditional pardon on 15 December 1845. He later worked for his wife's father as a farm labourer.

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Southampton, Hampshire, England


18 January, 1884 (aged ~ 74)
Cressy, Tasmania, Australia

Cause of Death


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Passenger Ship
Convict Record

Crime: unknown
Sentence: 14 years