I believe my ancestor James Thomson or Thompson was born in Sydney in 1811 to James and Catharine Thompson. His father was a soldier accidentally killed in NSW in 1814.
In James jnr's death certificate it says he went to Tasmania aged 6 then in 1837 aged 26 went to Victoria. He became a farmer in Moonee Ponds (I think he maybe went to Victoria with John Pascoe Falkiner because he farmed in Moonee Ponds so he may have come from Launceston)
I cannot trace his mother Catherine although a sister Catherine was born months after her father's death and Catherine was given a payment from the army after her husband's death
I'm trying to find why James jnr was taken to Tasmania. Any records of either his time in Tasmania or of his mother Catherine/Catharine Thompson. She may have remarried but they both seem to be invisible after the death of the father/husband.
A big question but someone may have some tips for me to follow as records for non convicts pre 1820 are limited.