- Born: Abt 1824, Spilsby, Lincolnshire, England
- Christened: 8 Mar 1824, Spilsby, Lincolnshire, England 2
- Married: 7 May 1853, Parish Church, Branston, Lincolnshire, England 1
- Died: 24 Jul 1902, Mudgee, New South Wales, Australia 3
- Buried: Mudgee Cemetery, Ulan Rd., Mudgee, N.S.W., Australia 4
1841 England Census:
Age given: 16 years
Birthplace given: Lincolnshire, England
Dwelling Place: Halton Lane, Spilsby, Lincolnshire, England
1851 England Census:
Age given: 26 years
Birthplace given: Spilsby, Lincolnshire, England
Dwelling Place: Somerby Hall, Corringham, Lincolnshire
Occupation: Coachman for Thomas & Caroline Beckett
Will of Thomas Holmes, late of Mudgee, Farmer.
"THIS IS THE LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT OF ME, Thomas Holmes of Mudgee in the State of New South Wales, Farmer. I give devise and bequeath all my real and personal estate whatsoever and wheresoever situate unto my wife Martha Holmes absolutely. I hereby appoint my said wife sole Executrix of this my Will Hereby revoking all Wills by me at any time heretofore made and declaring this only to be my last Will and Testament. As witness my hand this eleventh day of September One thousand nine hundred and one.
Signed published and declared by the said Testator as and for his last Will and Testament in our presence who in his presence and in the presence of each other have hereunto at his request subscribed our names as witnesses: Herbt. Clarke, Solicitor, Mudgee, Claude Phillimore, Mudgee.
This is a Codicil to the last Will and Testament (dated the Eleventh day of September one thousand nine hundred and one) of me Thomas Holmes of Mudgee in the State of New South Wales, Farmer. With regard to the devise and bequest of all my real and personal estate to my wife I confirm such devise and bequest should she survive me but should she predecease me then I direct my Executor hereinafter to sell and convert all my real and personal estate into money and to divide the proceeds after payment of all expenses and my just debts equally between my daughter Elizabeth Mason wife of William Mason and Fanny Burwood wife of John Burwood share and share alike. I hereby revoke the appointment of my wife as Sole Executrix of my said Will and hereby appoint George Cadell of Mudgee, Grazier, Sole Executor thereof. In all their respects I confirm my said Will As witness my hand this Sixteenth day of December One thousand nine hundred and one.
Signed published and declared by the said Testator as and for a Codicil to his said last Will and Testament who in his presence and in the presence of each other have hereunto at his request subscribed our names as witnesses: S. North, Herbt. Clarke, Solicitor, Mudgee.
12th September 1901. By Act of Court Probate of the last Will and Codicil of the said deceased was granted to George Cadell of Mudgee, Grazier, the Sole Executor named in the said Will.
TESTATOR died at Mudgee 24th July 1902. Estate sworn under £452 net."
"MR. THOMAS HOLMES.
The death occurred last night of Mr. Thomas Holmes, another of Mudgee's oldest citizens. The deceased, who was 77 years of age, for some years past had been an invalid as the result of a paralytic stroke, which he received whilst working on his farm at Spring Flat. To him death comes as a relief indeed, for he has been a martyr to pain. He leaves a widow and a large and widely-respected family." 5 6
Thomas married Martha OVERTON, daughter of Robert OVERTON and Elizabeth PAGE, on 7 May 1853 in the Parish Church, Branston, Lincolnshire, England 1. (Martha OVERTON was christened on 15 May 1828 in Bardney, Lincoln, England 7, died on 23 Oct 1905 in Mudgee, New South Wales, Australia and was buried on 24 Oct 1905 in Mudgee Cemetery, Ulan Rd., Mudgee, N.S.W., Australia 8.)
Thomas Holmes, full age, bachelor, coachman, of Branston Fen, son of William Holmes, sawyer, and
Martha Overton, full age, spinster, of Branston Fen, daughter of Robert Overton, boatman
Married after Banns
Witnesses: Mary Ashley, Prichard Overton