Family name(s) BARRETT
Given name(s) Thomas
Alternate name(s)
Sex Male
Occupation No trade recorded
Age when departed England 29
Trial date 11 September 1782
Trial place Old Bailey, London
Crimes Stealing household goods
Value of crimes 73 shillings
Original sentence Transportation
Transported for Life
Ship Charlotte
Date left colony
Date of Death 27 February 1788


Ringleader of the Mercury mutiny, however he had intervened to save the steward’s life and prevented the Captain’s ear from being cut off. As a result he was reprieved from a death sentence and only found guilty of return from transport. Report from Dunkirk hulk was “in general tolerably well behaved but troublesome at times”.Hanged for theft of food.