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Thomas Triffitt (1797 - 1867)

Thomas Triffitt aka Triffett
Born in Norfolk Island, Australiamap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married 14 Oct 1815 in New Norfolk, Tasmania, Australiamap
Husband of — married 4 May 1858 in Hamilton, Tasmania, Australiamap
Descendants descendants
Died in Hamilton, Tasmania, Australiamap
Profile last modified | Created 12 Sep 2013
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Thomas was the younger son of Third Fleet convict James and Second Fleet Convict Mary, and one of three children born on Norfolk Island where his parents had served their convict terms and become farmers.


Thomas was a toddler during some of Norfolk Island's toughest times, and as a young child he would have observed the exodus.

In 1808 when Thomas was about twelve, his family moved on the ship 'City of Edinborough' to take up land at Back River, near New Norfolk.

First Marriage

At the age of eighteen, Thomas married his neighbour Mary Scattergood [1], who was then aged sixteen. His elder brother James was married just a few weeks later.


Thomas and Mary's first five children were registered in Hobart, but it is believed the family lived in Bridgewater. Later children are registered in the district of New Norfolk.

At the end of the 1820s the family moved to Green Hills in Hamilton. This is where their last few children are registered.

Ten children have been attributed to Thomas and Mary nee Scattergood, with three of those disputed.

Mary died in 1857.

Second Marriage

In 1858, at the age of 61 and with a large family to raise, Thomas married Mary Carroll, a young woman of eighteen years who was clearly willing to take on the care of many young ones.

Six children have been identified as belonging to this couple, all births registered in Hamilton, Tasmania, Australia. Extensive research has not been undertaken on their families.


Thomas died in 1867 at the age of 70. He died in August and did not meet his final child, Mary Jane born three months later.

Thomas was buried in Hamilton.


  1. Marriage Registration Tasmania

Son's grave stone -

Son - John Frederick Triffitt BIRTH 23 Sep 1829 New Norfolk, Derwent Valley Council, Tasmania, Australia DEATH 12 Jun 1913 (aged 83) Richmond, Clarence City, Tasmania, Australia BURIAL Lawitta Church Cemetery Magra, Derwent Valley Council, Tasmania, Australia MEMORIAL ID 195634683 · View Source

Parents Thomas Triffett 1797-1867

Mary Scattergood Triffett 1799-1857

Siblings Thomas Triffett 1818-1839

Half Siblings Ignatius Osmond Leo Triffett 1867-1869


Thank you to Irene Dillon for creating WikiTree profile Triffett-5 through the import of OKeefeFam.GED on Jul 21, 2013. Click to the Changes page for the details of edits by Irene and others.

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Changing LNAB from Triffett to Triffitt now changes the old Triffett-5 to a new ID of Triffitt-16
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