Thomas UPTON 1764 - 1827 CONVICT
Thomas UPTON b. 1764 ? England UK d. 10 May 1827 Windsor NSW Auastralia m. 04 Jul 1803 The Hawkesbury Inn Windsor NSW Australia Sarah PIGG ( see PIGG & HOSKISSON journals)
In 1787 at the age of 23 years Thomas Upton was living in a lodging at 49 Windmill Street London with his wife who was big with child and though poor was industrious. In July 1787 he was arrested with three others and charged with receiving stolen goods. In September they appeared at the Old Bailey Court. At the trial, 14 year old John COOPER had stolen 49 calico shirts from his employer Mr. John Williamson valued at £12.5.0 and 3 pair thread stockings 8/-. Cooper was found guilty and sentenced to be whipped privately and returned to his employer.( Following character reference from his employer). Thomas received some shirts and his wife cut them up to make table linen and a frock for the new baby. Thomas was found guilty of receiving stolen goods and on 12-8-1787 was sentenced to transportation to NSW for 14 years. The other 3 got off on a technicality. Thomas was interred in one of the Thames hulks for 2 years and 4 months before leaving Portsmouth in the " Neptune"-309 tons and in the "second fleet"on 19th Jan 1790. He survived the "Death Fleet" and arrived Sydney Cove 28-6-1790. Thomas was a carpenter and was made to assist settlers with building projects especially around Windsor. By 1800 he was given approval from Governor Hunter to become self employed as a carpenter and in 1801 his sentence had expired. by 1800 was self employed by the Governors Leave, a carpenter at the Hawkesbury. The 25 acres he was farming in 1806 could conceivably have been a personal gift from Commandant McKellar. Around this time he met Sarah HOSKISSON nee PIGG. After her husband was murdered by aborigines and she was pardoned they cohabited and eventually they were married and took up farming. He was granted, eventually, a very useful 70 acres on South Creek.
They are buried at St. Matthews Windsor NSW Australia.
Thomas married first : 27 Nov 1786 St James Piccadilly London UK Mary BRITT b. ?, d.? Issue ?
Thomas married second : 04 Jul 1803 The Hawkesbury Inn Windsor NSW Sarah Hoskisson (nee PIGG) b.1772 Bishops Storfood Hertfordshire UK d. 13 Nov 1827 Windsor NSW Parents John PIGG and Mary SHEFFIELD.
issue : 8 children.
1. Lucy UPTON b. 1800 d. 13 Jul 1823 Windsor NSW. m.15 Feb 1819 ? Henry FORRESTER b.? d.? issue ?
2. James UPTON b. 09 Sep 1803 Windsor NSW. d. 11 Aug 1888 Windsor NSW. m.31 Jan 1826 Windsor Catherine FRASER b.1808 d. 1895 issue Elizabeth UPTON b. 15 Nov 1831 d. 1885 Ryde NSW m.Thomas CUPITT has 11 chidren.
3. Jesse UPTON b. 30 Jul 1806 Windsor. d. 15 Nov 1873 Emue Plains NSW. m.31 30 Oct 1827 Windsor NSW Lucy BROWN 1814-1876 issue ?
4. Ann UPTON b. 18 Sep 1809 Windsor d.06 Nov 1891 Upper Picton NSW m.21 Jul 1829 ? William BOLLARD b.? d.? issue ?
5.William UPTON b. 03 Sep 1811 Windsor d. 20 Mar 1812 Windsor
6.Jane UPTON b. 24 Mar 1813 Windsor.d. 04 Dec 1900 Bourbah NSW m.1828 ? Patrick BYRNE b? d? issue?
7.Sophia UPTON b. 26 Apr 1816 Windsor d.02 Apr 1884 Windsor m.10 Oct 1831 Windsor. George CUPITT b 28 Dec 1808 Windsor d. 09 May 1875 Clarendon NSW issue 11 children.
8.Susanna UPTON b. 21 Sep 1817 Windsor. d. 23 Nov 1817 Windsor.