Thomas SCRIVENS (sr)

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Baptised: ??  1 March 1801 in London, England   (LDS record)
Mother:   ?? Elizabeth Sarah SCRIVENS (nee ???)
Father:   ?? John SCRIVENS

 

Married:    13 February 1828 - St Mary Islington, London, UK   (OS map: TQ317838)  (parish record)
To:   Mary Ann VAISEY

Children (born in England):
Martha SCRIVENS (b: ?? 1825)
Mary Ann SCRIVENS  (b: ?? 1831)

 

First arrested but escaped from police station on Tues 20 November 1832
Re-arrested in Fleet St on Wed 3 April 1833
1st court appearance, Clerkenwell/Hicks Hall - Thurs 11 April 1833

2nd court appearance - Sat 13 April 1833
Remanded until - Thurs 25 April 1833
Remanded again - Fri 3 May 1833
Hearing detail and conviction - Sat 4 May 1833
Sentenced to transportation - 7 years - Mon 13 May 1833

Sent to the prison hulk "York" for 3 months to await transportation

Petitioned to have family join him - July 1833

 


The "York" (hulk)

Transported:  on the "John (2nd voyage)" 
departed from Spithead, Portsmouth, on Tues 6 August 1833
arrived in Hobart, Tasmania, on Sunday 1 December 1833

Appropriated to J G Biggs as a Groom  (at O'Brien's Bridge, now Glenorchy)  

Appointed a Constable - Fri 7 March 1834

His wife, Mary Ann, and their 3 (only 2 ??) children came out voluntarily to Tasmania to join him,
arriving in Hobart on Wed 13 August 1834 on board the "Strathfieldsay"

  Dismissed, for stealing boots, from the Police - Thurs 18 Feb 1836

Worked on Sorrell Rivulet Road party

Stole a coat, so 12 months added to his transportation sentence (now 8 years) - 13 Aug 1836
Sacked from his job as a Watchman - 6 Oct 1836

Worked on the Allan Vale Road Party
Worked on the Constitution Hill Road Party

Granted Ticket of Leave - Fri 18 November 1836

 

Children (born in New Norfolk, Tasmania):
Thomas SCRIVENS (jr) (b: ?? 1837;  d: 14/6/1880)
Henry SCRIVENS (bap:18/3/1838 bur:15/7/1838)
Emma SCRIVENS (b: ?? 1840;  d: ??)

 

Granted Certificate of Freedom - Thurs 13 May 1841

1848 Census - Lansdowne Crescent, Hobart

Died:    27 January 1853 - Hobart, Tasmania, Australia  (cert)
Aged:  50 years

 

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MORE INFORMATION

 

re-arrested - first court appearance - Thursday 11 April 1833
re-examination hearing - Thursday 25 April 1833
short report on that hearing
final hearing (trial) - Friday 3 May 1833
short report on that trial

 

Muster Roll (#1790):

Convict Conduct Record (#1790):

Description List:

Appropriation List:

Appointment as Constable (7 Mar 1834):

Dismissed as Constable (18 Feb 1836):

Certificate of Freedom notice (13 May 1841):