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Thomas Weedon

Thomas Weedon, one of 200 convicts transported on the Ann, August 1809

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Thomas Weedon
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1784
Occupation: Publican
Date of Death: 1869
Age: 85 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 51 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Stealing
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Ann or Anne
Departure date: August, 1809
Arrival date: 27th February, 1810
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 199 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/1, Page Number 427 (213)
Source description: This record is one of the entries in the British convict transportation registers 1787-1867 database compiled by State Library of Queensland from British Home Office (HO) records which are available on microfilm as part of the Australian Joint Copying Project.

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Anthea booth on 29th October, 2011 wrote:

Thomas Weedon was a Londoner, convicted at the Old Bailey of stealing half a side of veal from a butcher’s cart. He was 21 at the time.  He was put on board the hulk Retribution, moored at Woolwich and remained there 3 years before being transported to NSW (via Portsmouth) on the Ann2. On arrival in NSW he was indentured to Gregory Blaxland and served out his sentence at Blaxland’s farm at St Marys, west of Sydney. After getting his ticket of leave he became a publican and ran The Dog and Duck on Brickfield Hill( late 1820s),  Sydney, then established The Spread Eagle in Harrington St ( named after the London pub outside which he committed the crime that got him transported.  He had a sense of humour !! ) and then finally,  The Cherry Tree Inn on Parramatta Road, Petersham. He owned this establishment for many years and it was renown across Sydney as a ‘sporting venue’ apparently. Thomas became a respected citizen of Sydney.  Thomas married Mary Field( born 1802, in the colony) in 1820 and had 2 surviving children.  His son, Thomas Elijah Weedon became a solicitor and his daughter,  Jane married into the Oatley family. Thomas’s convict origins were "brushed-out" of our family history for 150 years until my mother’s research "uncovered his terrible past".
Thomas died at Petersham, at his home "Maryfield Cottage"  in 1869, having outlived his wife and both children. I am a direct descendant through his son’s second marriage( to Marian Hollinshed).

Peter on 8th July, 2014 wrote:

I have information on Thomas Weedon, his parents and his siblings.  I would like to contact Anthea Booth who is descended from Thomas.

Anthea booth on 6th July, 2015 wrote:

Very late responding( July 2014-July 2015) to “Peter”.  I have not looked at this site for a long time so was unaware that any contributions have been made relating to Thomas Weedon.  I am not on any social networks and have no idea how to respond to “Peter” via this site to information re. Thomas Weedon and family. Would be interested in communicating.
All help appreciated!  Anthea

Reta Dennis on 20th August, 2016 wrote:

Anthea Booth

You can reach Peter (my husband) at rpweedon@gmail.com


Convict Changes History

Anonymous on 29th October, 2011 made the following changes:

date of birth 1784-00-00, date of death 1869-00-00, gender m

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