Thomas (the first) (convict 3rd fleet) Huxley
- Born: Cir 1769, England UK
- Partnership (1): Ann (convict first fleet) Forbes circa 1798 in Had An Association
- Died: 4 Jul 1854, Richmond, NSW Australia aged about 85
- Buried: St Peters, Richmond Burial Ground, NSW Australia
source: edward to dylan 1. ged where it is noted that he arrived on the Salamander into Sydney Cove on the 21 Aug 1791 3rd Fleet
Noted events in his life were:
• source. Marion Purnell where it is noted:
Thomas was tried at the Old Bailey and sentenced to 7 years. He was transported on the ship 'Salamander' in 1791 as part of the Third Fleet. The Salamander indent records him as Thomas Jones.
Old Bailey transcript 9 Dec 1789:
THOMAS JONES was indicted for stealing, on the 7th of November last, forty-two steel files, value 3 s. the property of William Knight.
WILLIAM KNIGHT sworn.
I am an iron-monger , I lost forty-two steel files; I was not at home.
WILLIAM DAVIS sworn.
I am porter to Mr. Knight, on the 7th of November, Saturday, the prisoner came into the shop and asked for a halfpennyworth of nails, then he wanted a gridiron; I left him in the shop; when I brought the gridirons down, he said they were not the size he wanted; I told him I would go up stairs, he went with me; as I was reaching one down, I thought I heard the rattling of paper, and I had a suspicion, he put something in his pocket: I said nothing to the prisoner; he came down stairs with me; I told Richard Knight my suspicion; he then came to the counter; I desired him to wait till my master came into the shop; and when he came in I examined him, and found forty-two files upon him; the files were in the boxes on the side of the counter; I did not go up to see if any were missing: he said, he had nothing but his own; he said these files were his own; the constable had the files.
DANIEL SHIPLEY sworn.
I produce three dozen and a half of files; I took charge of the prisoner to the counter; then young Mr. Knight gave me these files; sealed them with my seal, and gave them to the prosecutor; they have not been opened since.
RICHARD KNIGHT sworn.
These are files belonging to my father; I know them by a mark G W, which was our private mark on the paper; each paper contains half a dozen; this mark is on one paper; they were tied up together; sometimes we sell them with the paper; we seldom sell more than one or two together; the paper contains three dozen and a half; we possibly may have sold half a dozen; but I do not recollect, and it possibly might have this mark on it; I was present when they were taken from the prisoner's right hand coat pocket; he was reluctant: he said they were his own, and he bought them at Hammersmith, and they were made by one Rocking, of Birmingham; these were made by one Rogers of Sheffield; here is his mark, a heart and star; I know by that mark, that they were made by Rogers of Sheffield: there is a maker of brass work at Birmingham, of the name of Rocking, but not of files that I know of; I do know where they came from.
A young man gave them to me, I did steal them.
The prisoner called three witnesses to his character.
Transported for seven years .
Tried by the London Jury before Mr. RECORDER.
Thomas Thomas Jones) was granted 30 acres at Bardonarrang in January 1798. Still as Thomas Jones, he was granted a further 70 acres near the Colo junction in 4 Jun 1804.
By 1820 Thomas had been granted 100 acres, but was in actual occupation of only 35, the remainder probably in the hands of his sons.
At an advanced age in the 1820's Thomas and Ann set out with their younger children to tame a fresh 100 acres at Port Macquarie. They returned eventually and Thomas spent the end of a long life at Richmond. His was a river oriented family, one branch has clocked up a century of blacksmithing at Pitt Town and another is in its third generation of building boats at Penrith the obituary of one of his sons, James, published in the Windor and Richmond Gazette on 18 Aug 1894, reference is made to the origin of the naming of Tom Ugly's Point. It stated that the strip of land belonged to Thomas Huxley and that local aborigines pronounced 'Huxley' as 'Ugly'. To this day the name as pronounced by them has adhered to the place.
Huxley and other farmers were loyal to Governor Bligh.
Thomas had a relationship with Ann (convict first fleet) Forbes circa 1798 in Had An Association. (Ann (convict first fleet) Forbes was born in 1768 in Spitalfields, London, Middlesex England, christened in 1770 in St Olave, Hart St, Southwark District, London, Surrey England, died on 29 Dec 1851 in NSW Australia and was buried in St Thomas, Sackville Reach, NSW Australia.)