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Thomas Silk (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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Waterford, Ireland


29 August, 1857 (aged ~ 66)
Richmond, New South Wales, Australia

Cause of Death

intestinal obstruction

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