Thomas Holyoak (d.1792)

THOMAS HOLYOAK was a convict who was tried and convicted at the Old Bailey, London and sentenced to death on 27 February 1788. However, the Jury recommended him for mercy “on account of his youth and good character.” On 25 July 1789, therefore, his death sentence was commuted to seven years transportation.

HOLYOAK arrived with the Third Fleet per Salamander (1791) on 21 August 1791 but did not last long in the colony. He was buried in an unmarked grave at St. John’s Cemetery, Parramatta on 24 February 1792.

Burial Location

  • Unmarked grave, exact location unknown, St. John’s Cemetery, Parramatta

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# Third Fleet

# Convict

# Trial Place: Old Bailey

# Punishment: Seven Years Transportation

# Ship: Salamander (1791)

# Burial year: 1792

# Grave: unmarked

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