Private . Thomas
Reynolds (c.1824......1908 )
Where Born : Phillipstown,
Kings County, Ireland.
Occupation : Soldier / Shepherd,
labourer, boundary rider, ranger.
Date Arrived : 9
Ship Arrived on :'Elizabeth
& Henry' .
Port Arrived : Hobart
Rank on Discharge : :Private
Date of Army Enlistment : 7
Where Enlisted Army : Kilkenny,
Regimental # :
Date Discharged Army :
Army Discharge :
Where Discharged :
Died : 6 July 1908
Where Died /
Adelaide, South Australia./
Wirrabara, South Australia.
Parents Names :
Spouse's Name : Jane
Date Married : 14
Where Married :
Spouse's Parents :
Where Born :
Date Arrived : 1840
Ship Arrived on : 'BIRMAN'
Died : 29 May 1907
Where Died /
- Back to Surnames
- Area Settled :
- Children :
- 1. Annie 1849. Died 5.6.1875. Married 1867
Frederick Thomas LEWIS at Beautiful Valley(Wilmington),
S.A. Children: Owen Henry Barnes 1867, Anna Maria 1868,
Frederick Thomas 1874.
2. Thomas 1856 bp 1858, St Aloysious, Seven Hill near
Clare. Resided Pekina Run. Died young?
3. Maria 1857 bp 1858 St Aloysious, resided Pekina Run.
Married Frank FRANCIS. Children Frederick
4. Sarah 1859 bp 1861 St Aloyious, resided Pekina Run.
Died young in a fire.
5. James 1861bp 1861 St Aloysious, resided Pekina Run.
6.Mary Jane bn c1863 Married John C G GLISSEITZ later
known as GLEISSERT 1888 Children: Annie Rosina c1891,
IdaMay 1894, William Thomas 1897, Edward James 1901.
7. John 1864, Tarcowie. Died 1947. Married Mary Ann NAYDA
1886 Wirrabara. Children John Henry 1886, Charlotte Ann
1888, Bessie Emma 1892, Walter Ernest 1894-5, Lenda
Advice Lena 1896, Amy Evelyn 1898, Alexander Albert
8. Frederick Michael 1866 bp 1866 St Aloysious resided
Wirrabara Run. Died young?
9. Robert 1868-1935 Wirrabara.bp 1868, St Aloysious,
resided Wirrabara Run. Unmarried
- History &
Thomas was the first detachment of the XIth Regiment
to leave England for Hobart in January 1845 as the guard over 199
convicts. Sent on detachment in February 1846 to Adelaide. In
June 1846, Thomas was convicted and sentenced to 3 months
imprisonment for assaulting a policeman. He was released on the
orders of the SA Lieutenant-Governor but spent more time the
following year awaiting a court martial and undergoing a short
sentence. Thomas finally deserted on 6 October 1848 in plain
clothes, fleeing north with his young wife of 7 months to those
newly pioneered areas where shepherds & labourers were in
great demand & few questions were asked as to a person's
Description. black hair, dark complexion, dark eyes, 5'6½"
, no distinguishing marks
Married. Adelaide. Born
Children. No record of birh registration for most of the
children, probably because Thomas wanted to avoid officialdom
& the possibility of arrest for desertion. Queen Victoria
eventually granted immunity from prosecution for desertion.
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- Last revised: December 01, 2004.