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Offline d_woody

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Somerset Quarter Sessions lookup
« on: Saturday 17 February 07 10:26 GMT (UK) »
Lookup please for Joseph Toms (Thoms) tried for assault and robbery of William Tucker Toleman of 2 shillings on 31 March 1821 at Castle of Taunton. Punishment unknown, possibly transported to Australia. Joseph was born abt 1778 Isle Brewers Somerset.

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Offline kwhite6

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Re: Somerset Quarter Sessions lookup
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 10 October 10 19:41 BST (UK) »
I am also a descendent of Joseph Toms. He was sentenced to death but I believe that sentence must have been commuted. He was transported to the hulk, Justitia which was moored at Woolwich. He was paroled in 1827. I am also looking for further information about him and was curious whether you knew any more since your post?
Many thanks
Kate

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Re: Somerset Quarter Sessions lookup
« Reply #2 on: Monday 06 March 17 06:09 GMT (UK) »
Oh this is most interesting.
I too am related to Joseph Toms (my 4x great-grandfather) through his daughter Louisa.
Incidental it seems some of the family ended up in Australia, but not because of Joseph.