Thomas Doling


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Thomas Doling

  • Born: 1799
  • Marriage (1): Sophia Smith on 15 Jul 1839 in St James Anglican Church, Macquarie St, Sydney, NSW Australia
  • Died: 1866 at age 67

  General Notes:

convict according to Marilyn Smith. She notes:

NOTES FOR THOMAS DOLING Snr born abt 1779, London, died 1866 Sydney.

DOLING Thomas, tried 14th February 1821 at the Old Bailey on circumstantial evidence, for theft of an overcoat. He was found guilty and sentenced to death, commuted to transportation to Botany Bay for life. Native place: London. Calling: Plumber and Glazier. Age 22; height: 5' 5 1/2''; Complexion: fair/medium, light hair, grey eyes.
It is believed that he worked in the road gang on the Blue Mountains as he carved his name in one of the cells at the Hartley Court House. He was also sent to Moreton Bay in 1827, sentenced to three years for "stowing away with intent to escape the colony". Sometime later, in 1844, he was granted a Conditional Pardon and started a workshop in his trade in Kent st, Sydney. Source: NSW Convict Indents and Barry Doling, 3 Rothesay Court, Templestowe, Vic 3106.
Received C.P. 15th May 1845. Came Minerva 1821.
The Sydney Morning Herald Saturday 21 November 1846
THOMAS DOLING, Plumber, is informed that unless he releases the goods now in my possession within seven days, they will be sold to satisfy my claim. 8165 GEO. JONES.
The Sydney Morning Herald Tuesday 20 March 1849

The Council then proceeded to the election of a superintendent of the Water Works,
There were eleven candidates, whose testimonials were read.
The three selected were Messrs. Thomas Doling, George Commins, and John Dillon.
The result was as follows :
Mr. Doling ..........17
Mr. Dillon............9
Mr. Commins........ 6
The Sydney Morning Herald Monday 2 December 1850
To the Editors of the Sydney Morning Herald

GENTLEMEN,- In reference to a paragraph in your journal of the 20th instant, relative to the fire in Hunter-Street, on the premises of Mr. Youngman, in which it is stated the Corporation engines are in a most inefficient state, and that several articles purchased with them are now missing, the engine-keepers trust that you will do us the justice to cause your informant to enumerate the missing articles, which may afford a clue to the detection of the thief, and thus clear ourselves of any blame that might otherwise be attached to us.
The delay on Friday night was occasioned, firstly, by the obstructing zeal of the people, who laid hands on the various articles necessary to put the engine to work, without knowing what to do with them--they thus put them out of the way of the engine-keeper,--and also, by the crowd having been allowed to trample on and destroy the hose,
When the alarm was given that the fire had broken out afresh, on Saturday night, the large engine was ready for action, even to flood the house, within five minutes of its arrival on the ground--a fact for which an Alderman and one of the first merchants of the city, who were actively engaged in organizing a force to work it, can vouch. We are, Gentlemen,
Your obedient servants.

  Noted events in his life were:

connection. Marilyn Smith's connection to Les is as follows:
Marilyn Matthews (1947) married James Smith (1945)
Her father is George Matthews (1920) who married May Edmonson (1918)
Her father was Henry Edmonson (1888)
His father was Henry Edmonson (1862)
His father was Christopher Edmonson (1836) who married Eliza Burton (1836)
Her father was James Smith (c1775) & he also had Sophia Smith (1818) who married Thomas Doling (1799)
They had Elizabeth Doling (1836) who married John Vickery (c1830)
They had Maria Vickery (1854) who married Peter Brien (1857)
His father was John Brien (1823)
His father was Daniel Brien (1769) & he also had Sarah Jane Brien (1825) who married Benjamin Warby (1825)
His father was also Benjamin Warby (1805)
His father was John Warby (c1767) & he also had Elizabeth Warby (1802) who married James Layton (1804)
They had Eleanor Layton (1821) who married James Keighran (1808)
They had John Joseph Keighran (1845)
He had Joseph William Keighran (1879)
He had Leslie William Keighran (1904)
He had Mary Keighran (1927) who married Mervyn Collins (1925)
They had Les Collins (1950) who married me Robyn Bray (nee Davies) (1950)

Thomas married Sophia Smith, daughter of James Smith and Elizabeth Holland, on 15 Jul 1839 in St James Anglican Church, Macquarie St, Sydney, NSW Australia. (Sophia Smith was born on 12 Mar 1818 in Parramatta, Sydney, NSW Australia, christened on 28 May 1820 in St Johns, Parramatta, Sydney, NSW Australia, died on 14 Apr 1884 in Harwood Island, near Macleay, NSW Australia and was buried on 15 Apr 1884 in C of E Maclean, NSW Australia.). The cause of her death was apoplexy.

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