Attention Internet Explorer User

Your web browser has been identified as Internet Explorer .

In the coming months this site is going to be updated to improve security, accessibility and mobile experience. Older versions of Internet Explorer do not provide the functionality required for these changes and as such your browser will no longer be supported as of September 2020. If you require continued access to this site then you will need to install a different browser such as Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Edge or Google Chrome.

People Australia

  • searches all National Centre of Biography websites
  • searches all National Centre of Biography websites
  • searches all National Centre of Biography websites

Browse Lists:

Saunders, Thomas (1765–1846)

Thomas Saunders was sentenced to seven years transportation for the theft of a pig valued at 40 shillings. He arrived in Sydney in 1791 aboard the Matilda as part of the Third Fleet. His occupation was given as labourer in the ship's indent.  After he became a free man he was granted 30 acres of land at Mulgrave Place. By 1800 he had 25 acres wheat sown, 6 acres maize to be sown and 20 pigs.

In 1822 he was recorded as having 110 acres. Cleared: 55 acres, Cultivated, 35 acres wheat, 10 acres maize, 8 acres peas & beans, 1 acre potatoes, 1 acre garden & orchard, 30 bushels wheat, 40 bushels maize held, 3 horses, 43 horned cattle, 42 hogs.

Citation details

'Saunders, Thomas (1765–1846)', People Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://peopleaustralia.anu.edu.au/biography/saunders-thomas-28002/text35733, accessed 6 August 2020.

© Copyright People Australia, 2012