Thomas Jolliffe 21

(1810 - 1867)

Detailed biography

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Personal details


     He was born on 28 April 1810 in Castle Cary, EnglandG.1,2,3,4,5,6 He was baptised on 29 April 1810 in Castle CaryG. 1 day old.1 He was the son of James Jolliffe and Anna Baker.1,2,3,6

Family surname

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     He made a will on 16 November 1867.7 He died at age 57 on 21 November 1867 in Dapto, AustraliaG. The official cause of death was inflammation of the liver. Thomas' son John estimated (on the Death Certificate) that his father was 57. The Passenger List of the 'Tartar' indicates that he was only 53.
The DC also indictaes that he was survived by 10 living children and one boy predeceased him. This means that three children must have remained behind when the family emigrated in 1857.7,3,6

Family life


     He married Elizabeth Curry Shepherd on 8 September 1828 in St James, Bristol, EnglandG. The parish register records that they were married by banns.3,8,6,9

Children of Thomas Jolliffe 2 and Elizabeth Curry Shepherd

Life event details


  • On on 27 July 1857, Thomas, James, Elizabeth, John, Ellen, Arthur, Thomas, Sarah, Robert and Selina arrived at aboard SS "Tartar". They was 47 years old. The Passenger List records that all could read and write except the two youngets children, Sarah and Robert. All were C of E. Thomas was a Farm Labourer; Elizabeth a Farm Servant; John was a Farm Labourer; Selina a General House Servant; Ellen was a Nursemaid.2,6,9

Census, occupation and residence information

Witnessed events



  1. [S386] Parish Registers Index for Jolliffe family members, Various Somerset parishes,1553 - 1912, Somerset,
  2. [S81] Jolliffe family, Tartar Passenger List, 27 July 1857.
  3. [S95] Death Certificate for Thomas Jolliffe, 670/1867, NSW Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages, 26 November 1867.
  4. [S384] Jolliffe houselhold, Census UK, Marston Magna, 6 Jun 1841, compiled by LDS, Public Record Office.
  5. [S161] Jolliffe houselhold, Census UK, Marston Magna, 30 March 1851, compiled by LDS, Public Record Office.
  6. [S164] Illawarra Pioneers Pre-1900 (Illawarra Family History Group Inc, n.p., 1988).
  7. [S94] Thomas Jolliffe will (16 Nov 1867), , NSW Probate Office.
  8. [S162] Marriage Record for Thomas Jolliffe and Elizabeth Coory Sheppard, Parish of Bristol, Public Record Office, 8 Sep 1828.
  9. [S197] Death Certificate for Elizabeth Jolliffe, 014820/1894, NSW Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages, 28 Dec 1894.
  10. [S383] Parish Registers Transcript for Various, Parish of Blessed Virgin Mary Marston Magna, General Register Office, England.
  11. [S382] Marriage Record Index for Various, Parish of Blessed Virgin Mary, Marston Magna, Somerset,
  12. [S160] Baptism Record for various, Marston Magna, Public Record Office, various.
  13. [S163] Burial Record for Various, Marston Magna, Public Record Office.
  14. [S37] Death Certificate for James Jolliffe, 143/1936, NSW Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages, 30 June 1936.


Family forebears chart
Thomas Jolliffe's descendants