Barrett, Thomas
Entry 238 Sex: M Alias:
Born: Abt 1758 at :
Bapt: at:
Died: 27 Feb. 1788 at: Executed by hanging at Port Jackson, NSW
Buried: -- Feb. 1788 at: Port Jackson, NSW

Conviction Details

Status on Arrival: Convict Ship: Charlotte - 1788
Crime: Enter house & steal clothing, a watch, chain, seal & key Sentence: Death commuted to Life
Tried at: Old Bailey Trial Date: 11 September 1782

Parent Details

Father: Mother:

Physical Description

Literacy Religion Trade/Calling
Visage Build Native Place
Complexion Hair Eyes Height
Distinguishing Marks:


No of Marriages/Partners 0 No of Children 0

26 March 1784 - Sent to the 'Mercury' transport from a hulk on the Thames.
8 April 1784 - Convicts on the 'Mercury' mutinied and Barrett was 1 that escaped as a result (he got as far as Stoke Damerel near Plymouth before being recaptured) He had been one of the ringleaders of the mutiny but was spared because he saved the 'Mercury's Stewards life and prevented an assault on the captain. On the voyage to NSW he was involved in passing some counterfeit coin at Rio de Janeiro - Surgeon White considered that Barrett had masterminded the scheme
27 February 1788 - Executed by hanging at 1/4 past six pm for stealing some beef and pease from the stores. Thomas was the first man executed by hanging in New South Wales.

Created by ozgenie1105 points . Last Modification: Friday 22 of February, 2008 22:24:58 AEDT by ozgenie1105 points .

Google Search