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Thomas Hobbs White Waltham Convict

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Thomas Hobbs born 1795 at Hambleden, son of Robert Hobbs and Elizabeth Bowyer. Had 7 children at White Waltham all christened between 1818 and 1830 mainly by the Rev William Vansittart who then owned the Shottesbroke estate. Thomas was convicted of stealing a pig in June 1829, sentenced to 7 years transportation along with his compatriate Adam Colemen. Hobbs was sent to Hobart, Coleman to Sydney.
Hobbs arrived in Hobart 18/12/1830 aboard the Clyde that had left Portsmouth the previous August.
After his release Thomas is found again as an early settler at the Salt Water River area. Here and near Werribee he purchased a number of acres of land for sheep farming.He married Elisabeth McNamara in Melbourne and had 2 sons. Thomas and Patrick George. He died at his home on the Salt Water river in 1851 aged 1856. I am a descendant of John Hobbs one of the sons that Thomas left behind in the UK, now also living in South Australia.

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on 2011-07-03 02:31:34

Have now traced the Hambleden family back to 1600's at Hambleden. Also have available a photograph of Burrow Farm where the family live for nearly 200 years.

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by family22 on 2013-01-31 08:06:51

Hello Hobnobs12,

I am a direct decendant of Thomas Hobbs and Elizabeth McNamara, their son Thomas Hobbs b: 1842 is my Great Grandfather married Hannah Ashby 1864 in Melbourne.
Daughter Catherine Ellen Hobbs B: July 1875 m: William Frederick Jones (Grandparents)
My father Patrick Denis Jones.
I would be happy for any information that you can share.
I have been able to trace the family back to Robert Hobbs b: 1789 m: Elizabeth Bowyer.
Hoping to hear from you, I reside in Mornington, Victoria.
Regards, Denise Riley

by hobnobs12 on 2013-05-30 08:32:19

Hi Denise
Very pleased to hear from you. You can probably help me bring my Aussie tree up to date. I had a dna test done with Dennis Hobbs from Werribee last year which proved without doubt that we have the common ancester Thomas. It is an incredible story as I emigrated to Aus in 1987 with my wife and two young children from UK. We had no idea that there was an Australian connection. As you can imagine we were fairly excited about it all. Please contact me on hobnobs49@bigpond.com.au We live in Littlehampton South Aust. We quite often visit our son at Clifton Springs Vic. I guess we could cross on the ferry and catch up. Swop info etc.
Best wishes, Clive Hobbs.

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