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Silk, Thomas (1791–1857)

Thomas Silk arrived in Australia on the ship Britannia with his convict father William, his mother Margaret and two siblings.  He married Sarah Roberts in 1815 and fathered twelve children.  He held the license to the Red Lion Hotel at Richmond in 1836 and was granted land in that district.

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'Silk, Thomas (1791–1857)', People Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://peopleaustralia.anu.edu.au/biography/silk-thomas-27696/text35268, accessed 23 April 2018.

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Birth

1791
Waterford, Ireland

Death

29 August 1857
Richmond, New South Wales, Australia

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