Name Thomas ARNOTT
Country Of Origin England
Born 1781
Died 1847
Birth/Baptism Born 27 December 1781, London, England
Parents William and Mary Arnott
Apprenticeship London, England
Skills Watchmaker
Work Locations No record found working in his trade in Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania)
Marriage/Spouse 5 February 1827, Hobart, to Sarah Myers (d. November 1832).

20 November 1834, District of Clarence Plains, to Sarah Ainsworth.

Trial 14 July 1800, Middlesex Sessions of Peace, England
Sentence Seven years transportation for theft
Arrival 8 October 1803, Port Phillip, Victoria on the convict ship, Calcutta.

19 February 1804, Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) on the Ocean.

Police Number unknown
Convict Assignment
Ticket of Leave
Conditional Pardon
Other 1800: Recorded as a London watchmaker.

The Sydney Gazette & New South Wales Advertiser
18 March 1804:
‘Half the establishment and all the settlers under Lieutenant-Governor Collins had arrived at the Derwent from Port Phillip on the 19th of February. Lieut. Governor Collins not approving of the situation at Risdon Cove, had fixed his Colony at a small bay about 6 miles lower down, on the opposite side of the river, which has since been named Sullivan’s Cove. The place possesses many superior advantages to the situation Mr Bowen fixed on.’

Other skills: Woodturner, chair maker.

For Thomas Arnott’s full story, see:
Ref: Ian Byers

Death 2 January 1847, District of Clarence Plains, Tasmania, recorded as a chair maker

Cause of death: inflammation in stomach

Charles Bateson, The Convict Ships 1787-1868, 1959.
Marjorie Tipping, Convicts Unbound: The Story of the Calcutta Convicts & their Settlement in Australia, 1988, pp250-1.
TAHO: CON22/1/1, RGD35/1/18 no1 Death 1847.
Web: Ancestry: England Select Births & Christenings 1781-1782; England & Wales, Crime, Prisons & Punishment, 1800. – Ian Byers
The Sydney Gazette & New South Wales Advertiser 27 November 1803; The Hobart Town Courier 30 November 1832 [Sarah Arnett]