HISTORIES OF THOMAS &
from various Certificates and other sources.]
||was the son of: ADAM SCOTT (born abt. 1770/80)
and MARGARET FENNELLY (born abt. 1780)
(both in Ireland)
Born in Ireland - abt. 1802
Arrived in Australia 1855.
Died Ipswich 1857 from sunstroke.
Letitia Smith, (born abt. 1800) [Died Ipswich 1868 aged 68]
Daughter of HUGH SMITH and ELZABETH PETERSON, farmers in Ireland.
||Five (5) daughters and one (1) son.
Eliza (Elizabeth), Margaret, Letitia, Jane, Mary Ann, son: WILLIAM.
in Austalia 1.8.1855, at Moreton Bay (now Brisbane, Qld)
wife Letitia, daughters Letitia and Mary Ann, and son William.
( The other 3 daughters, Eliza, Margaret and Jane remained in Ireland)
In Ireland, Thomas worked as a STONEMASON. He was also a HORSEMAN.
NOTE2: Both Thomas and Letitia buried in the Presbyterian Cemetery, Ipswich. Qld.
Ex Thomas’s Death Cert. --- Died: 15th January 1857.
|Name & Surname; Rank or Profession:
Thomas Scott -- CARRIER (Horse Teams) |
|Cause of death:
||Sunstroke (24hrs ill)
|Name of father and Mother (maiden Surname) :
||(1) Adam Scott
(2) Margaret Scott (3) Formerly Fennelly
Where born and how long in Australian colonies:||(1) Born in the North of Ireland
(2) one year and four months in these colonies
If deceased was MARRIED,
Where and at what age, and to whom
(1) Married in Ireland . (2) at the age of 24 years
(3) to Letitia Smith
Information – from Shipping list of “Cambodia: 1855” ---
Thomas and all his family are recorded in Religion Column as
In the Read and Write Column, Thomas and all his family are
Thomas and family settled in Ipswich after having worked
on Canning Downs
Station as a carrier (had Horse Team).. Ipswich was the centre for
cattle and horse sales, taking stock from the Clarence Valley, New
England and inland Queensland station properties.
His wife and family remained in Ipswich after his death. His wife
died in 1868. Both
daughters, Letitia and Mary Ann married and lived in Queensland. Both
had large families.
worked in Queensland for about 3 years before moving to NSW, at 19
years of age,
to work as a stockman, on various New England station properties.
had scant contact with his family in Queensland after he left. It is
went back to Ipswich for his mother’s funeral in 1868 by which
time he had married and had settled on his own property, in the Mann
relatives in Glen Innes talked about some “family connection” in
Queensland, back in 1938 to my parents, but never knew the full
story, which was unearthed in 1991, with access
to records coming on line.
my father ( George Thomas William Scott) or his brother, Clarence
Scott were aware of the Queensland relations, except that some
existed way back.
my grandparents, Thomas William Scott and Annie Louisa Scott moved
Glen Innes, in approx. 1907, there was not a great lot of contact
until my family started
going to the Glen Innes Highland Gathering in 1937, at which my
and Wallace Scott were competitors in the Bagpiping competitions. It
regular trip for us, which brought us in contact with the families of
my grandfather’s brothers,
William, Walter, and Engstrom(K/a… ANK.) at their properties “Red
“Brushwood” at Pinkett and Red Range districts in the S.E. of
the records. Jean Scott Deaner 2008.