THE 1788 - 1820 PIONEER ASSOCIATION INC.

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

Thomas Seymour

Born: c.1781 at Sunderland Co. Durham, England.
Arrived Sydney: 29 September 1811.
Vessel: Admiral Gambier.
Status: Convict, transported for life.
Occupation: Butcher.
Married: Mary Higgins on the 15 March 1814 at St. John’s Church of England, Parramatta, N.S.W.
Died: 5 June 1865 at The Oaks, N.S.W.

Buried: 7th June 1865 at The Oaks, N.S.W.
Father: George Seymour.
Mother: Ann Outterson.

Profile:
During the Macquarie era the following children were born to Thomas and Mary:
Ann born 7 May 1813.
George born 15 December 1816.
James born 3 June 1819.

After the Macquarie era the following were children born to Tomas and Mary:
John born c1822.
Lydia born c1823.
Margaret born c1827.
Rebecca born c1827.
Thomas born c1828.
Sarah born c1831.
Bridget born c1832.

Thomas Seymour worked for a short time as a butcher until he was caught stealing a horse and sentenced to death. This sentence was changed to transportation for life in the Colony. Thomas spent several years on a prison hulk before arriving in Australia on 29th September 1811 aboard the Admiral Gambier. He was described as being 5 ft 10 inches tall with black hair, hazel eyes and a dark ruddy complexion. Thomas was assigned to Sergeant Robert Higgins at Upper Minto in NSW. He received a Ticket of Leave in 1815 and a Conditional Pardon in 1839. In 1814 Thomas married Mary Higgins (daughter of Sergeant Robert Higgins) at Parramatta.

Reference:
A Register of Pioneer Families Volume 1, Pages 431 to 435, published by The 1788-1820 Pioneer Association Inc.

Websites:
www.shellharbour.nsw.gov.au
http://members.speedweb.com.au

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