THE 1788 - 1820 PIONEER ASSOCIATION INC.

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

Thomas Acton

Born:
Arrived Sydney: 16th December 1810.
Vessel: Indian.
Status: Convict – 7 years transportation & a colonial sentence of Life.
Married: Sarah 
Occupation: Brickmaker.
Died: ?1845 in Sydney, N.S.W.
Buried:
Father:
Mother:


Profile:
During the Macquarie era the following child was born to Thomas and Sarah:-
Thomas G Acton, baptized in c1812.

During the Macquarie era, in 1810 Thomas arrived in the Colony on the Indian as Thomas Acton alias Joseph Ogle, tried York Assizes, 10 March 1810 and sentenced to seven years transportation.
In 1814 he was supplying bricks for Public buildings in Parramatta, N.S.W.
In 1820 he was tried at the Court of Criminal Jurisdiction & found guilty. His death sentence was commuted to transportation for life to Newcastle.

After the Macquarie era, in 1823 he was transferred from Newcastle to Port Macquarie to serve his Life sentence.

Thomas is listed in the 1822 Muster as catholic,  arriving on the Indian, serving a 7 year sentence and in Government Employment at Newcastle, N.S.W.
In the 1823,24,25 Musters, Thomas, together with his wife and son is listed as living in Port Macquarie. They were all still living there by the time of the 1812 Census.


Thomas died in 1845, aged 73, his death is registered at St Lawrence’s Church of England, Sydney.

Researched & submitted b Association member, F O’Donnell.

References:
NSW Pioneer Birth, Death & Marriage Indexes: V1845 289 30B
Principal Supt of Convicts – Bound Indents( Fiche) - Archives Office of NSW
Colonial Secretary’s Correspondence indexes - Archives Office of NSW
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)

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