Family name(s) WATSON
Given name(s) Thomas
Alternate name(s)
Sex Male
Occupation No trade recorded
Age when departed England 18
Trial date 20 March 1786
Trial place Exeter, Devon
Crimes Stealing
Value of crimes 62 shillings
Original sentence Death
Transported for 7 years
Ship Charlotte
Date left colony
Date of Death


Report from Dunkirk hulk was “tolerably decent and orderly”. Ordered 24 lashes on 19 January 1789 for contemptuaously neglecting work ordered by a marine; on 9 February 1789 36 lashes for leaving his quarters “with a bad intention”; forgiven the theft of a shirt on 4 June as King’s Birthday amnesty; on 9 October 1789 ordered to receive 24 lashes for loitering and idling at work.