Name Thomas SWINDLE
Country Of Origin England
Born 1816
Died 1862
Birth/Baptism Born approx. 1816, Coventry, Warwickshire, England
Bapt. 15 April 1816 St Michaels, Coventry, Warwickshire
Parents James (watch finisher, Clerkenwell, London) and Sarah Swindle
Apprenticeship Most likely with his father
Skills Watch finisher
Work Locations No record found working in his trade in Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania)
Marriage/Spouse 7 September 1846, Spitalfields Christ Church, Stepney, London, to Mary Govey.
Trial 5 January 1835, Central Criminal Court, London
Sentence Seven years transportation for stealing one pocketbook
Arrival 1 August 1835 on the convict ship, Mangles
Police Number 2022
Convict Assignment
Ticket of Leave 1 January 1840
Conditional Pardon
Other Other recorded occupations: Labourer, convict constable.

Thomas served his sentence at various locations, including Campbell Town, Launceston, and Westbury.

1842: Free Certificate.

Thomas returned to England, where he married in 1846. By 1861, he was recorded as a watch finisher with wife Mary and three children.

Death 1862, Shoreditch, London, England
TAHO: CON18, CON31/1/40, CON14/1/4, CON52/1/2 1841.
Web: Ancestry: Warwickshire England Baptism 1816 [Swindal]; London England, Marriages & Banns 1844; 1851 & 1861 England Census [Swindell]; England & Wales Civil Registration Death Index 1862; Old Bailey Online, Ref. t18350105-396, 5 January 1835; Founders & Survivors convict database.
Hobart Town Courier 2 March 1838; The Hobart Town Courier & Van Diemen’s Land Gazette 3 January 1840.