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Thomas Green (1833 - 1910)

Thomas Green
Born in Lower Hawkesbury, New South Wales, Australiamap
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Husband of — married 8 Aug 1854 in Church of England, Lower Hawkesbury, New South Wales, Australiamap
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Died at age 77 in Mangrove Creek, New South Wales, Australiamap
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Thomas was the 1st child of Thomas GREEN and Sarah Jane, née DOUGLASS. Thomas and his wife Sarah were maternal cousins.

Thomas' Timeline

Detailed sources for timeline records are provided below and in the records of other individuals referenced. The number in brackets after the year give his approximate age at that time.
1833 : Birth in Lower Hawkesbury, NSW (15 Jan).
1854 (21) : Marriage to Sarah GREENTREE, daughter of George and Mary Ann, née DOUGLASS.
1855 (22) : Birth of daughter Sarah Jane (13 Jul).
1857 (24) : Birth of daughter Emma (25 Jan).
1858 (25) : Birth of son Albert William (27 Aug).
1860 (27) : Birth of son Jonathan (23 May).
1862 (29) : Birth of daughter Amanda (23 Aug).
1864 (31) : Birth of daughter Ada (20 Aug).
1866 (33) : Birth of daughter Alice Emily (15 Oct).
1869 (36) : Birth of daughter Clara (19 Jun).
1871 (38) : Birth of daughter Susan (29 Nov).
1874 (41) : Birth of son Thomas George (7 Jan).
1876 (43) : Birth of daughter Edith Ellen (15 Feb).
1878 (45) : Birth of son ‘Alfred’ Clarence (28 Jun).
1880 (47) : Death of father Thomas GREEN (24 Oct).
1892 (59) : Death of mother Sarah Jane GREEN, née DOUGLASS (23 Feb).
1910 (76) : Death in Gosford, NSW.

Thomas' Story

Thomas GREEN was born on 15 January 1833 in the Lower Hawkesbury District, NSW.[1]
Thomas was the oldest of 10 children of Thomas GREEN (1803-1880) and Sarah Jane DOUGLASS (1810-1892).
He married Sarah GREENTREE in 1854 and together they had 12 children (4 boys and 8 girls).[2]
In 1885, Thomas GREEN is listed as landholder of a 290 acre property at “Fairviel” near Mangrove Creek, owning 7 horses, 25 cattle and 18 pigs. At that time, he is the only GREEN listed as holding property near Mangrove Creek.[3]
A Thomas GREEN is listed in the 1891 Census as living at Mangrove Creek in a household together with two other males and six females.[4] A Thomas GREEN (this one?) is listed in the 1901 Census as living in Mangrove in a household together with one other male and one female.[5]
Thomas was the grandson of William GREEN and Mary ROSE. Mary, was the daughter of Thomas and Jane Rose, one of the very first free settlers to arrive in Australia. Captain Arthur Phillip’s instructions on landing in January 1788 were to found a settlement and to cultivate the land using convict labour. Early food production by convict labour however was generally a failure and Phillip had realised by July that he needed experienced farmers. He wrote on 9th July 1788 to Evan Nepean, Under Secretary of the Home Department: ‘If fifty farmers were sent out with their families, they would do more in one year in rendering this colony independent of the mother country, as to provisions, than a thousand convicts.’ Finally, four years later, the British Government sent out a small group of settlers with their families, numbering fifteen.
Thomas and Jane Rose and their then family of four, Thomas, Mary, Joshua and Richard, were amoung this group who had sailed from England in the Bellona on 8 August 1792 and disembarked at Port Jackson on 16 Wednesday 16 January 1793. This family was the first family of free settlers to arrive in the colony, hence the area where their grants were made, became known as Liberty Plains. Thomas and Jane’s family increased by the births of John, Sarah and Henry in the intervening years. Within a week of their arrival, Thomas and Jane in accordance with their agreement with the British Government took up their grant of land of 120 acres at Liberty Plains on the right bank of the rivulet Powell’s Creek, and named it Hunter’s Hut. A further grant of 70 acres was made to them on 10 May 1798. The land however was poor and the crops were unpredictable in quantity and quality. In 1794, much better farming land was being opened up by Lieutenant-Governor Grose on the banks of the Hawkesbury River. By 1802, Thomas Rose had gone into partnership with his son-in-law William Green and had purchased a property on the Wilberforce Road, Laurel Farm which remained in the family for 110 years.[6]
Thomas died in 1910 and is buried at the small St. Thomas' CofE Cemetery at Upper Mangrove, NSW. [7]
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  1. NSW Baptism Record CofE V1833893-17
  2. Thomas & Jane ROSE Genealogy: descendents of Thomas ROSE b.1754 and Jane TOPP b.1757), compiled by: the Thomas and Jane Rose Family Society, 18 Apr 2008,
  3. Transcript of the Parliamentary Return of Landholders 1885 (District: Windsor): Town [Mangrove Creek], from the NSW Legislative Assembly, Votes & Proceedings 1885 (2nd Session) Vol. 3 - Appendix 2. pp. 435 - 457.
  4. NSW Census 1891, Sub-District 35A of Gosford (Mangrove Creek area), Gosford, Northumberland.
  5. NSW Census 1901, Residents of Mangrove Creek and Table Lands, Gosford District, Northumberland.
  6. Website: “The Rose Family: History,” A short history of arrival of the Rose family in Australia, The Thomas and Jane Rose Family Society,, viewed on: 18 Apr 2008.
  7. 396. Website: “Hawkesbury on the Net - Cemetery Register - St Thomas Cemetery, Upper Mangrove Creek,” Description of the location and history of St. Thomas’ Cemetery, Graham Nelson and the Dharug and Lower Hawkesbury Historical Society,, 30 October 2010, viewed on: 13 Sep 2015.

Open Questions

Is the "Fairviel" property mentioned in the records identical to “Fairview”, the Andrews’ property at Mangrove??


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I also have a Thomas Green in my tree. I think this is a match, but I'm not sure.
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