Thompson, Matthew Pearson

Clerk who was convicted of theft and transported to New South Wales in March 1813. He arrived in February 1814, followed in July by his wife Ann and son William. He was appointed as the schoolteacher at Pitt Town, complete with residence and salary. As soon he was awarded his Ticket of Leave in 1822, Thompson left this job as and moved with his growing family to farming land high on the Macdonald (Gunanday) River.   

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Born
Slingsby, Yorkshire, England
12 Jan 1780
Arrived Sydney
07 Feb 1814
Died
09 May 1849
Buried
St Albans
12 May 1849
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Occupation
Position
Wollombi and Macdonald District Council
1813 - Feb 1814
Pitt Town school
1814 - 1818
Property
Owner of
1822 - 1849