Name Thomas ROBINSON
Country Of Origin England
Born 1816
Died 1863
Birth/Baptism Born approx. 1816 Yorkshire, England
Bapt. 29 March 1816, Knottingley, Yorkshire, England
Parents John and Sarah Robinson
Skills Watchmaker, Engraver
Work Locations Hobart, Launceston
Street Address
Argyle Street, Hobart
Charles Street, Launceston
Corner Wellington and Elizabeth Streets, Launceston
Elizabeth Street, Hobart
157 Liverpool Street, Hobart
Marriage/Spouse Mary Robinson
Trial 23 January 1844, Sydney Supreme Court, New South Wales
Sentence Life sentence commuted to 15 years for uttering a forged banknote.
Arrival 12 November 1840, Sydney, New South Wales, on the Argyleshire with spouse Mary and daughter Emma
Police Number 967
Convict Assignment Approx. 1847-1848: Charles Bruce, engraver, Argyle Street, Hobart.
Approx. 1849-1850: William Jones, watchmaker, Charles Street, Launceston.
Ticket of Leave 4 February 1851
Conditional Pardon 31 May 1853
Other Other recorded skills: Copper Plate Printer.
Approx. 1844-1847: Norfolk Island.6 August 1847: Arrival, Van Diemen’s Land.
April 1851: Business partnership, Robinson and Biddle, Launceston. Horatio Biddle, convict clock and watchmaker, served part of his convict sentence on Norfolk Island at the same as Thomas Robinson.

November 1851: Thomas Robinson moved to Hobart and established business in Elizabeth Street.
August 1853: John Williams, charged with stealing watches and jewellery from Thomas’s premises.
September 1855: Sentenced to two years with hard labour in H.M. Gaol, Hobart Town, for assaulting, stabbing, and wounding a man.
Approx. early 1857: Business, Liverpool Street.

Death Died: 19 December 1863, General Hospital, Hobart
Cause of death: Accidental death caused by the kick of a horse on 12 December 1863.
TAHO: CON37/1/3, CON17/1/1,
RGD35/1/7 no4221 Death 1863, SC195/1/148 Inquest 5644 1863, AB693/1/1 1855, SC32/1/7 1855.
Web: Ancestry: England Births & Christenings 1816; Australia Assisted Immigrant Passenger Lists, Argyleshire, November 1840; Family Search: Australia New South Wales Index Bounty Emigrants 1840.
Sydney Morning Herald 26 August 1843; Britannia & Trades’ Advocate 4 February 1847; Cornwall Chronicle 26 November 1851, The Courier Hobart 31 August 1853, 7 September 1855; Tasmanian Colonist 6 October 1853; Colonial Times 18 January 1855, 6 & 14 July 1855, 19 March 1857; The Hobarton Mercury 10 September 1855; Hobart Town Mercury 7 September 1857.