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Chapter 12 of Sand and Stone by Kevin Moran is about Thomas Adams and family
NameADAMS – Thomas
Regiment (s)5th Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 1249
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
6th September 1838 / 19 years / St Albans Hertfordshire England
Description – Height
5 Ft 9 in
Sallow / Blue / Dark Brown / None
Overseas Service/DurationMediterranean – 3 years 1 month
Mauritius – 4 years 4 months
Length of Service13 years 186 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 24th August 1852 / Chatham Kent England
Campaign MedalsNone
Intended Residence at
Ealing Middlesex England
Pension Districts1852 1st West London
1852 Tilbury Fort
1853 – 55 West Australia
Pension Paid6d per diem for 3 years end date 14th September 1855
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
2nd February 1853 Portsmouth England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
PYRENEES 30th April 1853
Date/Place of Birth15th December 1817 Ealing (Ealing) London Middlesex England
Date/Place of Baptism11th January 1818  St Marys Ealing London Middlesex England
Date/Place of Birth
ADAMS William
Not yet known
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
7th October 1810 St Mary Ealing, Middlesex England
bur 17th July 1825 Ealing Middlesex England
SiblingsWilliam  bap 19th December 1813 St Mary Ealing Middlesex England
D Not yet known
Harriott bap 24th December 1815 St Mary Ealing Middlesex England
D Not yet known
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
See further information below
Date/Place of MarriageNot yet known
Children by 1st WifeCharles Frederick B 18th June 1846 Templemore Londonderry Ireland
M GLASS Jane Swaine 6th November 1868 Wicklow Hill School Toodyay West Australia
D 28th April 1895 Nokaning Western Australia
bur Mangowine Station Nungarin Western Australia
Father of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
See further information below
Mother of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Land Grants Western
Occupation after
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesInquirer and Commercial News  (Perth WA)  Wednesday 11th November 1868 page 2
Western Mail (Perth, WA : 1885 – 1954) Saturday 26th March 1887 page 19
Departure from Western
Not applicable
Date/Place of Death/Burial23rd Feb 1887 Newcastle (Toodyay) Western Australia
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Not yet known
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationBritish Army Worldwide Index
1841 Thomas Adams 1249 Private 5th foot location Catalonia and Vido
1851 Thomas Adams 1249 Private 5th Foot location Mauritius
Discharge due to liver disease attributed to him falling off a ladder while off duty.
1869 SRO Possible divorce James and Sarah Adams Cons3404 1869-0007.
See the Brady Family Tree site for further information on Sarah’s relationships, much of this confirmed in records and through DNA of descendants. Sarah’s father Frederick is also likely to have been in the 5th regiment and is in the 1851 UK Census at Coventry. It is possible Frederick’s wife in the 1851 census later came to Western Australia with some of their children.
1882  SRO Report on ability of Thomas Adams to perform Police duties AU WA S2126 cons 430 32/271
1887 SRO Inquest on body of Thomas Adams WA S675 cons 527 1887/0853
Mangowine the homestead built by Charles Frederick Adams is now a heritage listed site of the National Trust open to the public.