THE 1788 – 1820 PIONEER ASSOCIATION INC.

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

Thomas Gosper jnr

Born: 12 Jul 1798, Hawkesbury, NSW*
Arrived Sydney:
Vessel:
Status: BC
Married: Mary Humphries, 19 Apr 1819, Windsor*
Occupation: Farmer
Died: 5 Oct 1864, Colo, NSW*
Buried: 6 Oct 1864, Colo*
Father: Thomas Roker Alexander Gosper*
Mother: Mary Ann Hipwell*

Profile:
Before the Macquarie era Thomas Gosport, the son of Thomas & Mary (Hipfield) was baptized at St Phillip’s CE, Sydney – V1798 753 1A & V1798 543 4

During the Macquarie era, on 16 January 1816 Thomas (Junior) was ‘of Hawkesbury’ on a list of persons to receive a land grant in 1816###
Thomas Gosport married Mary Humphries at St Matthew’s CE, Windsor – V1819 2338 3A
They had a daughter Jane 1820

After the Macquarie era their children were Susannah 1822, Mary Ann 1823, Thomas Aroca Alexander 1825, Elizabeth 1827, Sophia 1829, Edward 1832, William Henry 1835, George 1836, James 1840 & Maria 1844*

In 1822 Thomas sent a Memorial to the Col. Sec. In August 1824 he was on a list of persons liable to serve as jurors in the District of Windsor###
1822 Muster: Thomas Gosper (Jnr), 24 BC, Lives with his parents (Windsor)

1823,24,25 Muster: Thomas Gosport, 26, BC, Landholder, Wilberforce

1828 Census: Thomas Gosport, 31, BC, Protestant, Farmer, living at Lower Portland Head with Mary, Jane 8, Mary A 5, Thomas 3 & Eliza 1

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
*A Register of Pioneer Families – vol.2 – The 1788-1820 Pioneer Association Inc 1995