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Offline collin

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Transportation
« on: Wednesday 06 December 17 14:59 GMT (UK) »
Hi
   Are there any experts on transportation out there please?
I found a relative in the newspaper archive sentenced to seven years transportation in 1826 for stealing 13 sovereigns.
He was tried on July 17 and in October was removed to the hulk Discovery at Deptford, then he was back home getting married on
7 April 1833, so he wasn't overseas for 7 years considering voyage time and he had time to find a wife on returning. I did a google and it said that prisoners had to make their own way home when their sentence was served, that's why many stayed on. Bit confusing
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Re: Transportation
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 06 December 17 15:11 GMT (UK) »
Are you certain that he was actually transported? Some who were sentenced to transportation had their sentences commuted.

There’s no shortage of documentation on convicts and transportees, so if you post his name someone may be able to help.

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Re: Transportation
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 06 December 17 15:18 GMT (UK) »
Is this Thomas Collins? If so the hulk registers show that he was still on the Discovery in 1832 so he was not transported.
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Re: Transportation
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 06 December 17 21:24 GMT (UK) »
Hi
    Yes it was Thomas Collin,  thank you, so he never went away!
He was actually an illegitimate son of Mally Collinson  his second wife in 1854 was Mary Taylor nee Collin, our relative, so by marrying him she reverted to her maiden name. In 1865 he got 14 days hard labour for pinching 50lb of coal.
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