DREW Thomas

Name Thomas DREW
Country Of Origin Ireland
Born 1818
Died unknown
Birth/Baptism Born approx. 1818, Roscommon County, Ireland
Parents unknown
Apprenticeship unknown
Skills Watchmaker
Work Locations Launceston, Hobart
Street Address
George Street, Launceston
Marriage/Spouse 27 May 1861, St David’s Cathedral, Hobart, to Johannah Harvey (d. 1862)
Trial 21 July 1847, Edinburgh Court of Justiciary, Scotland
Sentence Seven years transportation for stealing tea
Arrival 20 December 1851 on the convict ship, Rodney (2)
Police Number 24982
Convict Assignment
Ticket of Leave 14 April 1857
Conditional Pardon 9 August 1859
Other Trade on convict record: Seaman.
Probation period: Two years at Port Arthur.

March 1854: Charged by C. Robinson of New Norfolk for ‘representing himself to be a clockmaker and injuring a clock.’ Punishment: Two months hard labour.

November 1854: Tried at Launceston Quarter Sessions for allegedly stealing a silver lever watch belonging to Mr. Richard Rundle while delivering a repaired clock.
Verdict: Guilty, seven-year sentence.

March 1856: Pass holder.

Cornwall Chronicle 20 June 1857:
‘Stealing a Watch – A watchmaker named Thomas Drew was employed at the residence of Mr J Mathews in George Street on Tuesday last when a watch was missed from the room he was working in. Information was given to the police and Drew and apprehended on Thursday, remanded until yesterday, when he was again remanded until Tuesday next.’

April 1859: Thomas Drew was referred to in a newspaper report as a travelling watchmaker in Hobart.
1862: Residence, Francis Street, Hobart

Death unknown
TAHO: CON33/1/105, CON37/1/8, CON18/1/56, CON14/1/44, AB693/1/1 Court 1854, RGD37/1/20 307 Marriage 1861, RGD35/1/6 no3677 Death 1862.
Cornwall Chronicle 14 October 1854; Hobart Town Daily Mercury 20 April 1859, The Mercury (Hobart) 31 December 1862