<< Previous - Next >>


Journal by marlin1945

Thomas (HODGKIS) HOSKISSON b. 1775 England UK d. Aug 1799 Lower Blue Mountains NSW Australia burried Yellow Rock Yarramundi NSW m. Sarah PIGG 30 Jan 1795 St. Phillips Sydney NSW Australia. ( See Sarah pigg Journal)

Thomas Hodgkis was sentenced for 7 years at Maidstone in Kent 27th. July 1789 and came out on the "William and Ann" in the third fleet, arriving 28th August 1791.
Killed by aboriginees at Yellow rock Yarramundi NSW Australia in August 1799.
Ancestral file 3B67-TN
Possible Aliases :
Thomas Hodgkisson
Thomas Hoskisson
Thomas Hodgkis
He could read and write.
1799 He was a farmer near the Green Hills, employer of convict labour, and wife Sarah was awaiting the birth of their third child, Mary.
Aboriginal visitors to his farm were reputed kindly treated but no doubt the Hoskisson cornfields were ruled out of bounds. Not recognizing that to go shooting was a comparable violation of rights, Hoskisson and his companion Wimbow, on reaching the second ridge of the mountains, were savagely done to death in 1799. A reprisal killing led to five white men (one an employee) being charged over the death of two aborigines.
It was stated at their trial that HOSKISSON and another were out hunting when they were joined by a group of aborigines who stayed with them over night and left them in the morning. The following night it was alleged that the aborigines returned and murdered them. Some three weeks later the aborigines came to the Hoskisson farm to return Thomas' gun. Sarah panicked and ran next door to Simon Frebody's house. Simon gathered four others including an off duty constable and detained three boys from the same tribe. The boys tried to escape during the night and one did, the other two were shot. The men were found guilty of murder but were not punished.
The widowed Sarah received sympathetic consideration in the form of a 60 acre land grant at Petersham Hill.

Children of Thomas HOSKISSON and Sarah PIGG :
1. Mary Recite HOSKISSON b. 20 May 1795 Windsor NSW Australia d. 10 Sep 1857 Cobbity NSW Australia burried 12 Sep 1857 St. Pauls C of E Cobbity NSW m.? issue?
2.Thomas HOSKISSON b. 30 Jul 1797 Cornwallis NSW Australia d. 1880 Windsor NSW. m.? issue ?
3.John HOSKISSON b. 14 Sep 1799 Cornwallis NSW Australia d. 1874 Windsor NSW m.1818 Windsor NSW Sarah FREEBODY b.? d. ? issue 6 children.

Viewed: 4097 times
by marlin1945 Profile | Research | Contact | Subscribe | Block this user
on 2006-09-25 23:45:54

marlin1945 has been a Family Tree Circles member since Sep 2006. is researching the following names: HOLMAN, KEEN, PIGG and 30 other(s).

Do you know someone who can help? Share this:


by maggiemooney on 2009-12-20 22:42:55

I am the 4th great grand daughter of Thomas Hoskisson/Hoskinson/Hodgkisson/Hodgkis married Sarah Pigg. Additional info on children is as follows:
1.Mary Recite HOSKISSON m.(1)Samuel Blackman 01 Nov 1814 St Mathew's CofE, Windsor, NSW. 11 children born between 1815 & 1840. m.(2)James Stringer 17 April 1844
2.Thomas HOSKISSON m.(1)Ann E W Batty/Beaty 02 May 1820, St Phillip's C of E, Sydney, NSW.
m.(2)Mary Williams 8 Nov 1823, St David's Church, Hobart/Van Diemans Land. 3 children born between 1826 & 1830. ?m. Isabella Collins
3.John HOSKISSON m.Sarah Wells-Freebody 12 children born between 1818 & 1844. There was a child born in 1812 from a relationship with Robert Growe.Sarah was the daughter of Simon Freebody who was one of the five men who killed the natives who killed Thomas. Simon was the one with the cutlass.

by marlin1945 on 2009-12-27 04:18:16

Hi Maggiemooney,
Thank you for the heads up.
I have not updated this site for some time. I use

by hoskinson on 2010-01-11 22:43:17

Hello maggie I to am a 4th Great grandson of Thomas & Sarah from their Son Thomas who is not as well recorded as John the youngest and it appears the most succesful.
I have family members who have done a lot of research but I am going to Windsor on the 22 Jan to do some exploring of my own.

by maggiemooney on 2010-01-13 02:51:12

I just commented to your later post. I agree that Thomas (b.1796) is not as well recorded as his brother John (b.1799). I am decended thro Thomas (b.1796) & then thro his son John (b.1830). Which child of Thomas's are you decended thro?

by hoskinson on 2010-01-13 22:14:38

John as well with his wife Anne then their Son James Henry/ Margaret Walker marriage. Their Son John Roy is my Grandfather. I think I have that right.

Register or Sign in to comment on this journal.