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Thomas (Tom) Devine (1798–1884)

Thomas Doyle (1798-1884), the son of Thomas Tennant/Philip Devine and Ann Doyle, was born on 8 July 1798 at Norfolk Island. His parents separated some time between 1798 and 1805 and his mother began living with William Parsons whom she married in 1812. William Parsons, Ann Doyle and three of her children (the oldest, Edward had left the island with his father in 1805) moved to Van Diemen's Land (Tasmania) in 1808 on the City of Edinburgh.

Thomas married Ann Easton on 8 March 1819. He died at Brighton, Hobart, on 19 May 1884; his cause of death was given as bronchitis.

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'Devine, Thomas (Tom) (1798–1884)', People Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 21 April 2024.

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8 July, 1798
Norfolk Island, Australia


19 May, 1884 (aged 85)
Brighton, Tasmania, Australia

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