THE 1788 – 1820 PIONEER ASSOCIATION INC.

THE PEOPLE IN THE LIFE AND TIMES OF LACHLAN AND ELIZABETH MACQUARIE

Humphrey Thorn snr

Born: c.1758
Arrived Sydney: 28 Jun 1790
Vessel: Neptune
Status: Convict – 7 years
Married: Rebecca Richards, 1792, Parramatta
Occupation: Blacksmith
Died: 1822, Parramatta
Buried:
Father:
Mother:

Profile:
Before the Macquarie era Humphrey was tried at the Old Bailey, Middlesex on 10 June 1788 & received a sentence of 7 years***
On 16 July 1804 Humphrey was on a list of grants & leases of town allotments registered in the Col Sec’s office. In 1807 he was on a statement of capital advanced by Gregory Blaxland###
Humphrey married Rebecca Richards at St John’s CE, Parramatta – V1792 209 3A
?Their children were:
John 1794
Elizabeth M 1796
Humphrey c.1802
James 1804
During the Macquarie era Humphrey was ‘of Parramatta’ when he sent a Memorial to the Col Sec in January 1810. On 5 June 1810 he was a member of the Parramatta Loyal Association. Between 26 November 1814 & 29 October 1819 he was a juror at 4 inquests held at Parramatta. On 21 July 1820 he was a juror at an inquest held at the Field of Mars###

After the Macquarie era Humphrey was a signatory on 18 July 1822 to a Memorial from inhabitants & stockholders of Parramatta re common land on the Sydney road known as the Dog Traps###
1822 Muster: Thorn, Humphery, FBS, Neptune, Blacksmith, Parramatta

1823,24,25 Muster: Thorn, Humphrey, FS, Neptune 1790, 7, Died 1822 Parramatta

Humphrey Thorn died 1823, age 65 – St John’s CE, Parramatta – V1823 5727 2B

Researched & submitted by Association member F O’Donnell

References:
NSW Pioneer Birth, Death & Marriage Indexes
General Muster and Land and Stock Muster of NSW. 1822 – ABGR - 1988
General Muster List of New South Wales – 1823, 1824, 1825 – ABGR - 1999
Census of New South Wales 1828 – Sainty & Johnson, eds – 2008(cd)
###Index to the Papers of the Colonial Secretary 1788- 1825 – Archives Authority of NSW 1989
***Principal Supt of Convicts – Bound Indents( Fiche) - Archives Office of NSW

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