What happened to exile Thomas AUSTIN?
Thomas Austin was born 4 April 1819, Great Billing, Northampton, England, to Harris Austin & Mary Pettit.
It appears that Thomas run foul of the law and was tried in 1844 and sentenced to 10 years imprisonment, he was moved from Northampton gaol to Pentonville Prison on 2 Nov 1844.
On 22 June 1846 he was transported as an Exile on the vessel " Maitland" arr: at Port Melbourne on 10 Jan 1847...from there the trail goes cold!
I have not been able to trace his movements, so hoping someone may be able to help me. Thank You.