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Benjamin Thomas, Henry Thomas, John Thomas, Joseph and Ann Thomas, Joseph and Lydia Thomas, Thomas Edmund Thomas,
William and Fanny Thomas, William and Emily Thomas, William Henry and Mary Thomas, William Henry and Charlotte Thomas,


Benjamin Thomas

Benjamin Thomas wed 1864 #415 to Mary Jane Gutterson 1845 - 1885 #12676 aged 40, daughter of Mary and Robert Gutterson died at Maldon, and lived at Maldon
9 Children 1. William David Thomas 1865 #9590 lived 8 months
2. William Robert Thomas 1866 #15753 lived 6 months
3. Margaret Jane Thomas 1868 #3542 - 1884 #9475 aged 16
4. James Thomas 1869 #23182 - 1875 #7377 aged 5 years
5. Ernest Thomas 1872 #9978
6. Mariam Thomas 1874 #16931
7. Ethel Thomas 1876 #10546
8. Mabel Thomas 1877 #10034 lived 1 week
9. May Thomas 1878 #17261
10. Benjamin James Thomas 1882 #24269
9. May Thomas 1878 - 1968 #16740 aged 90, wed 1903 #6423 to John Berryman 1874 #3393 - 1966 #15075 aged 92, and lived at Maldon first, 3 children

Henry Thomas

Henry Thomas and Sarah Bridget Kennedy came c1877 and lived at Rochester then Violet Town
7 children 1. Alfrada Sarah Thomas 1878 #4823
2. Mary Margaret Thomas 1876 #18648
3. Kate Thomas 1879 #26388
4. Ellen Thomas 1881 #20172
5. Henry Thomas 1883 #20413
6. Percey Thomas 1884 #28430
7. Charles Joseph Thomas 1886 #22687
1. Elfreeda Thomas 1878 - 1971 #14500 aged 93, daughter of Sarah Kennedy and Henry Thomas, wed 1902 #4566 to John Croxford 1878 #5785 - 1948 #23546 aged 72, and lived at Violet Town, 4 children

John Thomas

John Thomas wed 1865 #3510 to Ellen Baker and lived at Vaughan, Sandhurst
7 Children 1. Ellen Mary Thomas 1867 #5239 - 1867 #9461 lived 32 weeks
2. Susan Elizabeth Thomas 1868 #20164
3. John Owen Thomas 1873 #6321
4. David Ernest Thomas 1878 #5170
5. Florence Emily Thomas 1880 #11398
6. Thomas James Thomas 1884 #20346
7. Ellen Mary Thomas 1886 #21741
5. Florence Emily Thomas c1880 - 1975, wed 1901 #1584, Albany, Western Australia, James Joseph Deason 1876 - 4 Sep 1950,

Joseph and Ann Thomas

Joseph Thomas wed 1849 #3573 to Ann Hawkins at Melb Methodist church and lived at Thomastown, Woollert,
12 Children 1. Louisa Thomas 1850 #33014 baptised Methodist / Wesleyan, Melbourne
2. Joseph Thomas 1853 #11476, Methodist / Wesleyan, Melbourne
3. Maria Sophia Thomas 1855 #7159
4. Emma Thomas 1856 #11586 - 1859 #3561 lived 2 years
5. Rosania Thomas 1858 #10688
6. Alfred Walter Thomas 1860 #6878
7. Susan Thomas 1864 #24152
8. John Edward Thomas 1866 #18845
9. Henry James Thomas 1868 #20596
10. Florence Amelia Thomas 1871 #6430
11. Twin Francis Ernest Thomas 1877 #8823
12. Twin Albert Arthur Thomas 1877 #8824
1. Louisa Thomas 1850 #33014 wed 1872 #1608 to Arscott Argus /Anscott Cole Argus 1847 #10404 brother of Edith Ann Argus
1 Child 1. Albt Ernest Cole Argus 1873 #1267 born at Ceres
2. Joseph Thomas 1853 #11476 wed 1882 #855 to Margaret Hartigan and lived at Yea, Lilydale, South Bunyip
7 Children 1. John Albert Thomas 1885 #22688
2. Mary Maud Thomas 1886 #25546
3. Leslie Jno Thomas 1889 #23314
4. Vic Kate Thomas 1891 #34682
5. Percy Edwd Thomas 1894 #4845
6. Margt Dorothy Thomas 1896 #17877
7. Geo Earnest Thomas 1899 #1319
3. Maria Sophia Thomas 1855 #7159 wed 1880 #3875 to Thos Torrington Caren Pincombe son of Mary Ridd and John Pincombe, from Devonshire, and lived at Carlton, Coburg
5 Children 1. Ethel Amelia Pincombe 1881 #21860
2. Francis Claud Thos Pincombe 1887 #5897
3. Frederick Percival Pincombe 1889 #24684
4. Alma Lavinia Pincombe 1892 #2670
5. Flor Robina May Pincombe 1895 #11065
6. Alfred Walter Thomas 1860 #6878 wed 1883 #1389 to Edith Ann Argus 1863 #16416, lived at Tungamah, Fitzroy, Devenish
4 Children 1. Edith Priscilla Thomas 1884 #6157
2. Alfred Amos Thomas 1885 #14183
3. Henry Arthur Thomas 1886 #18081
4. Jno Percival Thomas 1890 #12089
7. Susan Thomas 1864 #24152 wed 1882 #3937 to David Anderson 1858 #11288 son of Margaret Beattie and David Anderson, lived at Woodstock
6 Children 1. Ethel Maud Anderson 1883 #13468
2. Margaret Annie Anderson 1885 #9665
3. David Anderson 1887 #33048 - 1887 #16025 lived 3 days 4. Stella Jessie May Anderson 1888 #34524
5. Peter David Anderson 1891 #18450
6. Wm Roy Anderson 1894 #8037

Thomas Edmund Thomas

Margaret Hussey 24 and Rose Hussey 22 came Jan 1863 on the Marco Polo
Rose Hussey wed Scannell

Thomas Edmund Thomas wed 1864 #87 to Margaret Hussey and lived at Raywood
3 Children 1. Mary Ann Louisa Thomas 1865 #4584
2. Edmund Henry Thomas 1867 #4177
3. Henrietta Thomas 1869 #10943 - 1873 #5407 lived 4 years

William Thomas

Near match - Marriages Mar 1846 - Fanny Trehearne and William Thomas at Hereford Vol 26 page 221
William Thomas and Fanny Travernon/Trevorrow came c1853 and lived at Bendigo
2 Children 1. Emma Thomas 1854 #932
2. William Henry Thomas 1855 #2516
1. Emma Thomas 1854 #932 wed 1873 #2638 to William Hoskin from Cornwall, and lived at Eaglehawk
4 Children 1. William John Hoskin 1874 #2010
2. Thomas Henry Hoskin 1875 #15433
3. Fanny Jane Hoskin 1877 #15029
4. Elizabeth May Hoskin 1879 #8797
2. William Henry Thomas 1855 #2516 wed 1878 #3345 to Mary Jane Proud 1855 #11371 and lived at Ballarat
6 Children 1. William John Thomas 1879 #13435 lived 7 months
2. Susan Jane Thomas 1881 #6803
3. Lily May Thomas 1883 #13998 lived 1 year
4. Arthur Henry Thomas 1886 #475
5. Ernest Wm Thomas 1890 #26440
6. Lillian Thomas 1895 #9035

William Thomas

Thomas Burge wed Jan-March 1845 to Amelia James in Helston District, Cornwall, Vol 9 page 127
Census 1851
39,,Thomas Burge,Head,M,29,,Copper Miner,Breage Cornwall,
Amelia Burge,Wife,M,,32,Copper Miner Wife,Breage Cornwall,
Thomas Burge,Son,,5,,Scholar,Breage Cornwall,
Richard Burge,Son,,2, Emily Burge,Dau,,,10m,,Illogan Cornwall,
John James,Brolaw,U,22, and Josiah James,Brolaw,U,20,,Copper Miner,Breage Cornwall,
Census 1861
171,Chapel Street,1,Amelia Burge,Head,M,,42,,Breage Cornwall,
Thomas Burge,Son,U,15,,Pupil Teacher,Breage Cornwall,
Richard Burge,Son,U,12,,Iron Moulder,Illogan Cornwall,
Emily Burge,Daur,U,,10,Scholar,Illogan Cornwall,
Mary Burge,Daur,U,,9,Scholar,Illogan Cornwall,
Samuel J Burge,Son,U,7,,Scholar,Illogan Cornwall,

There are no deaths of Thomas Burge in Cornwall to 1871.
Amelia Burge aged 54 died Oct-Dec 1870, in Redruth Vol 5c page 182 - explains why she was not in 1871 Census.
Emily Burge wed Apr-Jun 1870 to William Thomas in Redruth District, Vol 5c page 410
William Thomas aged 22 and Emily 22 came Sep 1872 on the Colonial Empire with sons William aged 1 and infant Samuel James Thomas, and lived at Woodend then at Footscray
9 Children 1. William Thomas aged 1 born 1871
2. Samuel James Thomas infant 1872
3. Emilie Amelia Thomas 1873 #22610
4. Mary Thomas 1875 #26724
5. Ellen Thomas 1877 #12469
6. Richard Thomas 1878 #26487
7. Ada Thomas 1881 #16604
8. Edith Maud Thomas 1886 #2984 - 1886 #1487 lived 2 months
9. Albert Charles Thomas 1887 #19786
1. Emilie Amelia Thomas 1873 wed 1896 to Thos Nicholls Flight

William Henry Thomas

William Henry Thomas wed 1861 #4221 to Mary Stone and lived at Brighton
6 Children 1. Joshua William Thomas 1862 #13002
2. Nicholas Henry Thomas 1864 #7149
3. Theophilus Rupert Thomas 1867 #930
4. James Oswald Thomas 1869 #20823
5. Charles Hector Cecil Thomas 1881 #22212
6. Violet Priscilla Thomas 1885 #1509
Chas Hector Cecil Thomas 1881 #22212 wed c1903 to Janet Annie Tivendale 1880 #23716R - 1960 #9689 aged 79, and lived at Burwood
7 Children 1. Leonard Hector Thomas 1904 #23896
2. Ion Hy Thomas 1906 #24827
3. Wfred Chas Thomas 1908 #25124
4. Janet May Thomas 1912 #27310
5. Lillian Violet Thomas 1915 #1397
6. Alan Hurlston Thomas 1917 #9892
7. Olive Annie Thomas 1919 #17180

William Henry Thomas

William Henry Thomas came c1875 with Charlotte Berwick and lived in Melbourne
4 Children 1. William Henry Thomas 1876 #1672
2. Arthur George Thomas 1878 #8952
3. Caroline Howie Thomas 1880 #20896
4. Margaret Thomas 1885 #24467
4. Margaret Thomas 1885 wed 1914 to Gavin Fitzroy Auld, 2 children


Joseph Thomas, Convict

Surnames mentioned on this page
Hart, Atkinson, Grouney


Herbert Atkinson 1945
with wife and daughter
Joseph Thomas, 16, was convicted of "Larceny from a person" at Old Bailey, London on 3 Dec 1818, sentenced to "Life", transported by Isabella, captain Berry, left London April 1818, arrived Sydney Sept 1818, and became a labourer at Parramatta.
6 Oct 1823 he applied for permission to marry at Parramatta, changed their minds. (Colonial Secretary Index, 1788-1825, Reel 6011; 4/3509 p.425)
He was granted a pardon for having apprehended 14 runaways in the district of Bathurst on 31 March 1828.
He married Lydia Hart on 23 Aug 1830. She left him and he had children with two wives whose names we do not know.
He died 6 Nov 1876, described as a Northcote, Victoria, storekeeper and his will names three children, Sophia Levy Atkinson, wife of Mr Atkinson of Brighton, Joseph William Thomas who married Christina Grouney, and Mary Julia Thomas.
He is buried in the Atkinson family grave, Brighton Cemetery.

Joseph Thomas 1800 - 6 Nov 1876, wed 23 Aug 1830 to convict Lydia Hart who left him before Sophie was born
Children named in his will
1. Sophia Thomas 21 Nov 1836 - 14 June 1917, wed 15 May 1860 to William Atkinson, carrier
2. Joseph William Thomas 1852
3. Mary Julia Thomas

LYDIA HART

Reference Sydney 91/293
Lydia Hart or Heart, born c 1812 at Bath, UK, was tried at Bridgewater 18 Aug 1827 for stealing embroidery thread, came to Australia on the Competitor 10 Oct 1828, description 4 ft 9ins tall, dark brown hair, hazel eyes, ruddy to fair complection, dark mole on left eyebrow. Aged 18 when she married 23 Aug 1830 to Joseph Thomas. The marriage did not last very long.
Lydia Hart died suddenly at Nymboida on 22 Sept 1864. Her death certificate states she was mother of 5 males and 2 females alive and one female dead
Lydia Hart's children born to John Cream or Graham at Munaroo Plains
1. John Robert Graham c1834 died 26 Aug 1899 aged 65. Has descendents
2. Mary A Hart born 1 June 1835, baptised RC on 11 Feb 1840, father unknown, mother Lydia Hart
3. James Alexander c1837 died 13 Jan 1917. Claims born at Mt Mitchell, NSW. Not registered
Registered birth CofE at Geogla NSW, parents John and Lydia
4. George Graham born 28 Sept 1842
5. William Graham born 3 July 1844
6. Catherine Graham born 30 June 1846
7. Thomas Graham 28 Jan 1849 also registered RC
8. Andrew Graham 24 June 1851 born at Blicks Creek
9. Elizabeth Graham c1856, marriage certificate claims John and Lydia are parents


Joseph William Thomas 1852, son of Joseph Thomas and Mary Ann Cook, married 5 Aug 1878 to Christina Grouney 1860, with the written consent of her father Thomas Grouney of Stanley St, Collingwood. an Inspector

GROUNEY

Thomas Grouney wed Ann Quinn
Ann Quinn died 1867 ref 1190, aged 34, dau of Mary Brady and Richard Quinn
Thomas Grouney died 1881 aged 54, son of Owen.
Their children are
1. Rosemary Grouney 1856 - 1865
2. Cath Grouney 1859
3. Christina Growney born 1860
4. Ellen Grouney 1862 - 1865
The Otleys of Grasmere,
William Atkinson, James Henry Bone


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