- Born: Abt 1814-1816, Hastings, Sussex, England
- Marriage (1): Mary Ann Holland on 4 Feb 1845 in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
- Marriage (2): Ann Crawford Cadzow in Dec 1853 in St Andrews Church, Brighton, Victoria, Australia
- Died: 21 Feb 1902, "Yarran Clump", Urana, New South Wales, Australia aged about 88
- Buried: 22 Feb 1902, Urana, New South Wales, Australia
Cause of his death was Cancer of the Liver, 6 months.
It's possible that he was a Convict. A Thomas Thatcher, aged 19, was convicted of stealing a gun in Hastings on 4th April 1832 and sentenced to transportation for 7 years. He was sent to Australia on the 21st April 1832 after spending some time on the Prison Hulk "Retribution" moored at Woolwich. He arrived in Sydney on the 21 August 1832 on the Clyde (1).
His Shipping record and Convict Indent reveals that: he was single, could read and write, his religion was Protestant, his trade was Ploughman, Milks, Reaps and Sows. He was 5' 7 3/4" tall, his complexion was ruddy and a little freckled, he had brown hair and hazel grey eyes. It seems that he had tattoos on his right arm including the letters H S E T and a sun on the lower arm and a "heart and two love darts" on the upper! He had a tattoo of woman on his lower left arm.
His marriage certificate says that he was a widower with 4 living children when he married Ann. His death certificate makes no mention of this first marriage, nor any children from it, listing 5 living children: Thomas, Elizabeth, Jessie, (actually dead, must have been Louisa who was alive), John & James and 2 males and 1 female deceased. There was an Alfred Thatcher who died in Urana in 1923, son of "Thomas and Mary A" so at this stage I am assuming he was one of the 4 referred to on the marriage certificate. His death certificate also suggests that he married Ann at 20 years of age, when he was actually around 37. This is interesting as his son Thomas was the informant.
There is a record at NSW BDM of 2 girls being born to Thomas and Mary A and Mary - "Celana Y" and "Emma M" in 1848 but there is no conclusive evidence these are the same Thomas and Mary Ann.
Also of interest is that Thomas Jnr advised that his father's mother's name was Mary Ann Holland. There is however a record of a Thomas Thatcher marrying Mary Ann Holland in 1845 in Melbourne so presumably this was Thomas' Snr's first wife. She may have been Thomas Jnr's mother. No record can be found of her death in Victoria in a relevant period however. Quite a mystery!
In 1855 he was believed to be on the diggings at Mt Korong near Wedderburn in Victoria. He was certainly living there in 1858 as his daughter Jessie died there. They were obviously still in the area in 1868 as son Henry was buried in Wedderburn, having died at age 21 days.
They moved to Urana NSW in the early 1870's and Thomas Snr or Thomas Jnr took up land there called "Yarran Clump" and they became farmers.
Noted events in his life were:
• He worked as a Miner at the time of his marriage to Ann Cadzow in Dec 1853 in Ballarat, Victoria, Australia.
• He worked as a Miner at the time of daughter Jessie's death on 6 Mar 1858 in Mt Korong nr, Wedderburn, , Victoria, Australia.
• He worked as a Farmer at the time of his death on 21 Feb 1902 in "Yarran Clump", Urana, New South Wales, Australia.
• He resided at the time of his marriage to Ann Cadzow in Dec 1853 in Ballarat, Victoria, Australia.
• He resided at the time of daughter Jessie's Death on 16 Mar 1858 in Mt Korong nr, Wedderburn, , Victoria, Australia.
Thomas married Mary Ann Holland on 4 Feb 1845 in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. (Mary Ann Holland died before Dec 1853.)
Thomas next married Ann Crawford Cadzow, daughter of James Cadzow ** and Elisabeth Cowie **, in Dec 1853 in St Andrews Church, Brighton, Victoria, Australia. (Ann Crawford Cadzow was born on 25 Jul 1823 in Hamilton, Lanark, Scotland, christened on 27 Aug 1823 in Hamilton, Lanark, Scotland, died on 19 Feb 1886 in Urana, New South Wales, Australia and was buried on 20 Feb 1886 in Urana, New South Wales, Australia.). The cause of her death was Cancerous Tumour, 5 years.
It was a Church of England ceremony.