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William Thomas (1798–?)

William Thomas was sentenced to seven years transportation. He arrived in Sydney in 1820 aboard the Eliza. His occupation was given as shoemaker and his height as 5 feet 3½ inches (161.3 cms). He was forwarded to Parramatta for 'distribution'. In 1825 he was recorded as being a government servant of Michael Brennan of Appin. He gained his ticket of leave in 1825 and certificate of freedom on 30 March 1826. He married Elizabeth Callaghan in 1827.

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Crime: unknown
Sentence: 7 years