THE 1788 - 1820 PIONEER ASSOCIATION INC.

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

Thomas Willis

Arrived Sydney: 18 September 1818.
Vessel: Isabella.
Status: Convict, 7 years transportation.
Occupation: Shoemaker.
Married: Catherine Trainer on the 8 May 1826 in St Johns Church of England, Parramatta, N.S.W. *V18263779 3B/1826; V182619 10/1826; V1826337 44B/1826.
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After the Macquarie era the following children were born to Catherine and Thomas:
Thomas Charles born 29 December 1827.
Mary Ann born 8 May 1830.
Elizabeth born 13 December 1832.
William born 24 June 1835.
Ann born 5 September 1837.
John born 21 December 1839.
Jane Maria born 27 May 1842.
Henry James born 28 January 1845.
Eliza Ann born 8 April 1847.
George James born 13 February 1850.
Sarah Ann born 6 June 1852.

There are 2 references to Thomas Willis in sessions Docket Book of Bristol for 1816-1818. On page 30, dated Momday 14 July 1817 an indictment was found against him for feloniously stealing the good of John Rees value of 30 shillings. Page 37 records that he was found guiltyfor stealing 8 pairs of shoes and to be transported for 7 years. The Calendar of Prisoners in Newgate, dated the 14 July 1817 states 10 pairs of shoes were stolen.

Submitted by Association member, John L Reynolds.

Reference:
A Register of Pioneer Families, Volume 1, Pages 548 to 549, Published by The 1788-1820 Pioneer Association Inc.
*Historical Index,NSW Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages.