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Joseph Baylis (1792–1828)

Joseph Thomas was born on 12 September 1792 aboard the Bellona which was en route to Sydney. The identity of his father is unknown. He later took the surname of his stepfather, John Baylis. He married Ann Craft/Croft on 20 June 1814. In the 1822 Muster he was listed as renting six acres at Windsor. From about 1822 he worked as a sawyer. He died on 25 December 1828 at Richmond.

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  • Thomas, Joseph

12 September, 1792
at sea


25 December, 1828 (aged 36)
Richmond, New South Wales, Australia

Cause of Death


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