Thomas Goldfinch (d.1792)

THOMAS GOLDFINCH was a convict who was tried and convicted at the Old Bailey, London and sentenced to death on 11 May 1785 for stealing calico along with ABRAHAM GODIN alias GORDON and SAMUEL ROBERTS. However, due to a “supposed former good character” he was considered a good candidate for clemency and his death sentence was commuted to fourteen years transportation.

GOLDFINCH arrived with the Second Fleet per Scarborough (2) (1790) and was buried in an unmarked grave at St. John’s Cemetery, Parramatta on 30 March 1792 as “THOMAS FINCH, Convict.”


  • Alternate: THOMAS FINCH (c.f. burial record)

Burial Location

  • Unmarked grave, exact location unknown, St. John’s Cemetery, Parramatta

Trial Records


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# Second Fleet

# Convict

# Trial Place: Old Bailey

# Sentence: Death (commuted)

# Punishment: Fourteen Years Transportation

# Ship: Scarborough (2) (1790)

# Burial year: 1792

# Grave: unmarked

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