Thomas Anlezark, 17651834 (aged 69 years)

Name
Thomas /Anlezark/
Given names
Thomas
Surname
Anlezark
Name
Thomas /Andlezack/
Given names
Thomas
Surname
Andlezack
Name
Thomas /Handerzark/
Given names
Thomas
Surname
Handerzark
Name
Thomas /Handlesike/
Given names
Thomas
Surname
Handlesike
Birth about 1765

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Age given as 63 in 1828 [see 1828 census below]

Occupation
Army Private
between 1789 and 1795 (aged 30 years)

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Contribution by Heather Stevens 4 Jun 2019

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The following comes from the book “The Anlezarks”, researched by Teresa Anlezark and Shirley Carmody, written in conjunction with Peter Duffy. Published Sydney 1988: “In 1789, aged 18, he enlisted and was posted as a Private in the 3rd Dragoon Guards ... From December 1789 to June 1790, he was at Exeter with Major Richard Brooks’ troop. He moved around with his regiment, being at Poole, Dorset, in 1791 and at Salisbury, Wiltshire, in 1792. When a review of the regiment was held at Salisbury on 18th May 1792, the age and height of each man was recorded and Thomas was shown as aged twenty, 5 feet 10 3/4 inches tall. In April 1793, he was marked as promoted to Corporal but this was not confirmed and he remained a private for the term of his service. Between 1793 and 1795, he is shown on “F” Service (Foreign Service); the 3rd Dragoon Guards took part in a campaign in Flanders about this time and obviously Thomas was with them. We know that he was wounded in the head and in 1810 he mentioned that the wound was giving him trouble. We found no further information about his army career before his discharge on 16th August 1797.”

Immigration August 4, 1802 (aged 37 years)
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p. 83

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Thomas Anlezark or Handerzark or Handlesike had been a trooper in an English regiment during the years 1789-1797; during 1795 he fought in Flanders, where he was wounded. In 1801 he was convicted of breaking and stealing and sentenced to life imprisonment. In 1802 he arrived in the colony and in 1803 was given an absolute pardon. During the 1804 Castle Hill uprising he was the only trooper Major Johnson had with him on the hurried trip from Parramatta towards Rouse Hill. When the Major approached the rebels to parley with them, one of their number, Charles Hill raised his musket as if to fire at Johnson but was disarmed by 'Trooper Handlesark'.

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Thomas Andlezack, one of 272 convicts transported on the ship 'Perseus', January 1802. Details: Sentence details: Convicted at Suffolk Assizes for a term of life. Vessel: Perseus and Coromandel. Date of Departure: January 1802. Place of Arrival: New South Wales

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Oxford Journal Sat 4 Apr 1801 p. 4

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At Bury, E. Cureton, T. Andlezack, and T. Ogles, privates in the 3d regiment of Dragoons, for a burglary in the dwelling house of J. Marven, of Copdock, were capitally convicted.

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Ispwich Journal Sat 04 Oct 1800 p. 2

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Monday and Tuesday Edward Cureton and Thomad Andlezack late of Copdock, in this county, and Thomas Oagles, Wm. Brown Rich. Smith, and Joseph Swepson, privates in the 3d regiment of Dragoon Guards, were committed to our New Gaol by John Gibson Esq., charged on the oaths of Jane Marven, wife of John Marven, Edw. Bradley, a private in the same regiment, and others, on a strong suspicion of feloniously and burglariously breaking and entering the dwelling house of John Marven of Copdock aforesaid, in the night of the 22d day of Sept. last, and stealing and carrying away divers goods the property of the said John Marven.

Pardon October 12, 1802 (aged 37 years)
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Contribution by Heather Stevens 10 Jun 2019

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Philip Gidley King 12th October 1802 [HRNSW p. 852]: ‘His Excellency is pleased to grant a provisional conditional emancipation to five prisoners of good character, who are to be mounted and serve as a body-guard to the Governor’ -------------- Piper Correspondence (Captain John Piper Papers) Vol 3 ML A256 PP325-331, Letter from George Johnston Apr 12 1804 : ... having heard before we arrived at the Government Stock fence that they were not above a mile before us I desired Handlesack (the only trooper I had with me) to take my Handkerchief & wave to them as a flag of truce & acquaint them the Governor was coming, as I thought that might delay them whilst we were gaining ground upon them - he went to them and spoke to them but they would hear no terms, they however took the flints out of his pistols & allowed him to return ... ... I asked the trooper if he was affraid (sic) to ride up along with me to speak to them, he replied he would go to hell with me ... ... the Priest as well as myself spoke to them, wishing them to surrender to prevent bloodshed, which they would not listen to, at last I asked Cuningham (sic) what he wanted: his reply was Death or Liberty, I instantly cocked my pistol I had stuck in my sash, & clapping it to his head, ordered him instantly to join the Detachment (that just appeared in sight) else I would blow his Soul to Hell. The trooper did the same by the other, and in this manner we drove them forcibly into the Detachment, which I ordered to advance & fire & instantly charge, the firing immediately commenced [on?] both sides & the Rebels fled in all directions… -------------------- King to Hobart, 12 March 1804, Enclosure 7 ‘Court Marshall on the Irish Insurgents’, HRA Series 1 Vol IV p574: Thomas Andlesack, One of H.E. Bodyguard, sworn, says that he attended H.M. Troops Com’d by Major Johnston, that he saw William Johnston come from among the Rebels that he heard them call out for their Captains to speak to Maj. Johnston that Willm Johnson came out. That he saw Charles Hill making from the Rebels with a musket in his hand, that he took him prisoner - that this was before the action - that he saw Geo. Harrington fire once, at Jarris as he believes, and his piece twice missed fire when presented at other persons. That he saw Jno. Burke with a musket in his hand, and very active among the Rebels. -------------- Colonial Secretary’s Records (AO NSW Reel 6037; SZ992 p.47): ‘P King G S Parramatta May 3rd 1804 Mr George William Evans is appointed Lieutenant of the Parramatta Association and Anlezack is appointed Corporal of the Troop of Cavalry in the [place?] of Pitchers discharged for gross abuse of a Superindendant (sic) in the Execution of his Duty’

MarriageAnn StarmerView this family
estimated 1805 (aged 40 years)

Census November 1828 (aged 63 years)
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Andlezack, Thomas, 63, free by servitude, Glatton, 1803, 14 years, labourer Holdsworthy Andlezack, James, 22, born in the colony, Protestant, labourer, Holdsworthy Andlezack, Sophia 21, born in the colony Protestant, housemaid to Wm. Wilson, Liverpool

Death April 3, 1834 (aged 69 years)
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V18341828 18/1834 ANLEZARK THOMAS AGE 67

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3 Apr 1834

Burial April 4, 1834 (1 day after death)
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Liverpool St Luke Composite 27 February 1826 - 23 September 1838

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Thomas Anlezark of Liverpool Road, buried 4 Apr 1834 aged 67, free

Family with Ann Starmer
himself
17651834
Birth: about 1765
Death: April 3, 1834Liverpool, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
wife
17671825
Birth: about 1767
Death: October 28, 1825Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Marriage
Marriage: estimated 1805
13 months
son
Anlezark, James (1806-1874)
18061874
Birth: February 3, 1806 41 39Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: December 24, 1874Castle Hill, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
23 months
daughter
18071876
Birth: about 1807 42 40Sydney City, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: October 11, 1876Towrang, Southern Tablelands, New South Wales, Australia
5 years
son
1812
Birth: March 1812 47 45Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia?
Death:
BirthCensus of New South Wales November 1828, ed. by Malcolm R. Sainty and Keith A. Johnson. Sydney: Library of Australian History, 1985 ie. 1980
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Age given as 63 in 1828 [see 1828 census below]

OccupationThomas, Steve. Convict Records. [database online].
Citation details:

Contribution by Heather Stevens 4 Jun 2019

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The following comes from the book “The Anlezarks”, researched by Teresa Anlezark and Shirley Carmody, written in conjunction with Peter Duffy. Published Sydney 1988: “In 1789, aged 18, he enlisted and was posted as a Private in the 3rd Dragoon Guards ... From December 1789 to June 1790, he was at Exeter with Major Richard Brooks’ troop. He moved around with his regiment, being at Poole, Dorset, in 1791 and at Salisbury, Wiltshire, in 1792. When a review of the regiment was held at Salisbury on 18th May 1792, the age and height of each man was recorded and Thomas was shown as aged twenty, 5 feet 10 3/4 inches tall. In April 1793, he was marked as promoted to Corporal but this was not confirmed and he remained a private for the term of his service. Between 1793 and 1795, he is shown on “F” Service (Foreign Service); the 3rd Dragoon Guards took part in a campaign in Flanders about this time and obviously Thomas was with them. We know that he was wounded in the head and in 1810 he mentioned that the wound was giving him trouble. We found no further information about his army career before his discharge on 16th August 1797.”

ImmigrationBarker, Helen & Hawkins, Ralph. Early Wesleyans of Pennant Hills. Hornsby Shire Historical Society, 1983
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p. 83

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Thomas Anlezark or Handerzark or Handlesike had been a trooper in an English regiment during the years 1789-1797; during 1795 he fought in Flanders, where he was wounded. In 1801 he was convicted of breaking and stealing and sentenced to life imprisonment. In 1802 he arrived in the colony and in 1803 was given an absolute pardon. During the 1804 Castle Hill uprising he was the only trooper Major Johnson had with him on the hurried trip from Parramatta towards Rouse Hill. When the Major approached the rebels to parley with them, one of their number, Charles Hill raised his musket as if to fire at Johnson but was disarmed by 'Trooper Handlesark'.

ImmigrationState Library of Queensland. Convict Transportation Registers Database 1787-1867 [database on-line].
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Thomas Andlezack, one of 272 convicts transported on the ship 'Perseus', January 1802. Details: Sentence details: Convicted at Suffolk Assizes for a term of life. Vessel: Perseus and Coromandel. Date of Departure: January 1802. Place of Arrival: New South Wales

ImmigrationBritish Newspaper Archive [database online]
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Oxford Journal Sat 4 Apr 1801 p. 4

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At Bury, E. Cureton, T. Andlezack, and T. Ogles, privates in the 3d regiment of Dragoons, for a burglary in the dwelling house of J. Marven, of Copdock, were capitally convicted.

ImmigrationBritish Newspaper Archive [database online]
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Ispwich Journal Sat 04 Oct 1800 p. 2

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Monday and Tuesday Edward Cureton and Thomad Andlezack late of Copdock, in this county, and Thomas Oagles, Wm. Brown Rich. Smith, and Joseph Swepson, privates in the 3d regiment of Dragoon Guards, were committed to our New Gaol by John Gibson Esq., charged on the oaths of Jane Marven, wife of John Marven, Edw. Bradley, a private in the same regiment, and others, on a strong suspicion of feloniously and burglariously breaking and entering the dwelling house of John Marven of Copdock aforesaid, in the night of the 22d day of Sept. last, and stealing and carrying away divers goods the property of the said John Marven.

PardonThomas, Steve. Convict Records. [database online].
Citation details:

Contribution by Heather Stevens 10 Jun 2019

Text:

Philip Gidley King 12th October 1802 [HRNSW p. 852]: ‘His Excellency is pleased to grant a provisional conditional emancipation to five prisoners of good character, who are to be mounted and serve as a body-guard to the Governor’ -------------- Piper Correspondence (Captain John Piper Papers) Vol 3 ML A256 PP325-331, Letter from George Johnston Apr 12 1804 : ... having heard before we arrived at the Government Stock fence that they were not above a mile before us I desired Handlesack (the only trooper I had with me) to take my Handkerchief & wave to them as a flag of truce & acquaint them the Governor was coming, as I thought that might delay them whilst we were gaining ground upon them - he went to them and spoke to them but they would hear no terms, they however took the flints out of his pistols & allowed him to return ... ... I asked the trooper if he was affraid (sic) to ride up along with me to speak to them, he replied he would go to hell with me ... ... the Priest as well as myself spoke to them, wishing them to surrender to prevent bloodshed, which they would not listen to, at last I asked Cuningham (sic) what he wanted: his reply was Death or Liberty, I instantly cocked my pistol I had stuck in my sash, & clapping it to his head, ordered him instantly to join the Detachment (that just appeared in sight) else I would blow his Soul to Hell. The trooper did the same by the other, and in this manner we drove them forcibly into the Detachment, which I ordered to advance & fire & instantly charge, the firing immediately commenced [on?] both sides & the Rebels fled in all directions… -------------------- King to Hobart, 12 March 1804, Enclosure 7 ‘Court Marshall on the Irish Insurgents’, HRA Series 1 Vol IV p574: Thomas Andlesack, One of H.E. Bodyguard, sworn, says that he attended H.M. Troops Com’d by Major Johnston, that he saw William Johnston come from among the Rebels that he heard them call out for their Captains to speak to Maj. Johnston that Willm Johnson came out. That he saw Charles Hill making from the Rebels with a musket in his hand, that he took him prisoner - that this was before the action - that he saw Geo. Harrington fire once, at Jarris as he believes, and his piece twice missed fire when presented at other persons. That he saw Jno. Burke with a musket in his hand, and very active among the Rebels. -------------- Colonial Secretary’s Records (AO NSW Reel 6037; SZ992 p.47): ‘P King G S Parramatta May 3rd 1804 Mr George William Evans is appointed Lieutenant of the Parramatta Association and Anlezack is appointed Corporal of the Troop of Cavalry in the [place?] of Pitchers discharged for gross abuse of a Superindendant (sic) in the Execution of his Duty’

CensusCensus of New South Wales November 1828, ed. by Malcolm R. Sainty and Keith A. Johnson. Sydney: Library of Australian History, 1985 ie. 1980
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Andlezack, Thomas, 63, free by servitude, Glatton, 1803, 14 years, labourer Holdsworthy Andlezack, James, 22, born in the colony, Protestant, labourer, Holdsworthy Andlezack, Sophia 21, born in the colony Protestant, housemaid to Wm. Wilson, Liverpool

DeathNew South Wales. Department of Justice and Attorney General. NSW Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages. [data-base on-line]. Sydney: the Registry.
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V18341828 18/1834 ANLEZARK THOMAS AGE 67

DeathSmee, C.J. and Provis, J. Selkirk, comp., The Pioneer Register, second edition - volume II. Spit Junction, N.S.W., The Pioneer Register, 1983
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3 Apr 1834

BurialSydney, Australia, Anglican Parish Registers, 1818-2011 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2017.
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Liverpool St Luke Composite 27 February 1826 - 23 September 1838

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Thomas Anlezark of Liverpool Road, buried 4 Apr 1834 aged 67, free