THE 1788 – 1820 PIONEER ASSOCIATION INC.

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

Thomas Roker Alexander Gosper

Born: 13 May 1768, Rotherhithe, Surrey, England*
Arrived Sydney: 26 Jun 1790
Vessel: Surprise
Status: Convict – 7 years
Married: Mary Ann Hipwell, 19 November 1810, Windsor*
Occupation: Farmer
Died: 21 Sep 1847, Colo*
Buried:
Father: Thomas Roker Gosper*
Mother: Jane Worton*

Profile:
Before the Macquarie era Thomas Gosport was tried at Kingston, Surrey on 2 April 1787 & received a sentence of 7 years – Surprize***
On 19 August 1803 he was on a list of registered grants & leases of land###

His children were:
Thomas 1798*
John c.1801*
Joseph c.1804*
James 1805*

During the Macquarie era Thomas Gosper married Mary Ipwell at St Matthew’s CE, Windsor – V1810 1137 3A

In 1816 Thomas received horned cattle from the Government herds. On 30 April 1819 he was indebted to the Government for cattle – to be paid in cash or grain###
After the Macquarie era, in April & May 1822 he was on a list of persons indebted to the Crown for livestock issued from the Government herds & flocks###
1822 Muster: Thomas Gospur, FBS, Surprize, 7, Landholder, Windsor

1823,24,25 Muster: Thomas Gosport, FS, Surprise 1790, 7, Landholder, Wilberforce

1828 Census: Thomas Gosport, 59, FS, Protestant, Surprise 1790, Farmer, living at Wilberforce with Mary A

Not found in the death indexes

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