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Thomas, Charles (1767–?)

Charles Thomas was found guilty on 29 March 1792 at the Old Bailey, London, of stealing sixteen pounds weight of moist sugar, valued at 12 shillings, and two paper bags, valued at 3 pence, from his employer. Sentenced to seven years transportation he arrived in Sydney in October 1792 aboard the Royal Admiral. He married Sarah Varriner (as Mary Valenda) on 4 January 1796 at St John's Parramatta.

By 1800 Thomas had a 20 acre grant at Green Hills in the Hawkesbury district; 7 acres of wheat were sown and he owned 30 pigs. He lived with Elizabeth Hodge after his wife's death in 1803; they were still together in 1814. Elizabeth was living with Stephen Hunter by 1825. In the 1828 Census Thomas was described as a labourer and was lodging with William Smith in Pitt Street, Sydney.

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'Thomas, Charles (1767–?)', People Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://peopleaustralia.anu.edu.au/biography/thomas-charles-29872/text36973, accessed 6 August 2020.

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