Thomas Williams1

M, #5066, b. 30 July 1837, d. 22 September 1899
FatherLlewellyn Williams1 b. 13 Feb 1807, d. 15 Apr 1893
MotherMargaret Walters1 b. 14 Jun 1810, d. 21 Sep 1893
Relationship3rd great-uncle of Keith Graham Bassett
Last Edited26 Apr 2014
Baptism*30 July 1837 All Saints Church, Oystermouth, Glamorgan, Wales;Thomas son of Llewellyn & Margaret, Blacksmith, Blackpill, age 1m2 
(Son) Census 18416 June 1841 Blackpill, Oystermouth, Glamorgan, Wales;Lewellyn Williams, 30, Blacksmith
Margaret Williams, 30
Ann Williams, 10
John Williams, 9
Elizabeth Williams, 6
Thomas Williams, 4
William Williams, 2;Head=Llewellyn Williams, Wife=Margaret Walters3 
(Son) Census 185130 March 1851 Blackpill, Oystermouth, Glamorgan, Wales;Margaret Williams, HD, M, 40, Blacksmiths wife, GLA Swansea
John Williams, SO, U, 18, Blacksmith, GLA Oystermouth
Elizabeth Williams, DA, U, 15, Dressmaker, GLA Oystermouth
Thomas Williams, SO,, 13, Scholar, GLA Oystermouth
William Williams, SO,, 11, At home, GLA Oystermouth
James Williams, SO,, 9, At home, GLA Oystermouth
Lucy Williams, DA,, 6,, GLA Oystermouth
Henry Williams, SO,, 4,, GLA Oystermouth
Margaret Williams, DA,, 1,, GLA Oystermouth;Head=Margaret Williams4 
(Passenger) Emigration8 October 1851 "Charlotte Jane", Plymouth;Passenger=Margaret Walters5 
(Passenger) Immigration14 January 1852 "Charlotte Jane", Adelaide, SA, Australia;Mrs Margaret Williams, 40, Farm Servant, Swansea, Wales
Ann Williams, 20, Farm Servant
John Williams, 18, Blacksmith
Elizabeth Williams, 16, Farm Servant
Thomas Williams, 14, Farm Servant
William Williams, 12
James Williams, 8
Lucy Williams, 6
Henry Williams, 3;Passenger=Margaret Walters5 
Marriage*17 March 1859 Residence of Andrew Eglington, Bremer, SA, Australia;Thomas Williams, 22, N, father Lewellyn Williams
Jane Eglington, 20, N, father, Andrew Eglington;Bride=Jane Eglington6 
Death of Spouse22 November 1877 Moorak, SA, Australia;age 38, husband Thomas Williams, residence Moorak;Principal=Jane Eglington7 
Marriage*15 March 1882 Christ Church, Mount Barker, SA, Australia;Thomas Williams, 44, W, father Lewellyn Williams
Caroline MacFarlan, 31, S, father Lachlan MacFarlan;Bride=Caroline MacFarlan8 
Marriage*2 July 1889 St Peter Cathedral, North Adelaide, SA, Australia;Thomas Williams, 52, W, father Lewellyn Williams
Sarah Jacob, 38, S, father, John Jacob;Bride=Sarah Jacob9 
Death of Father15 April 1893 Yahl Paddock, SA, Australia;
When Died: 1893 15th April
Name and Surname: Llewellyn Williams
Sex: M
Age: Years 86
Rank or Profession: Blacksmith
Usual Residence: Yahl Paddock
Cause of Death: Senile Decay
Place where Death occurred: Yahl Paddock
Signature, Description, and Residence of Informant: W Hall, Undertaker's Assistant, Mt Gambier;Principal=Llewellyn Williams10 
Death of Mother21 September 1893 Mount Gambier, SA, Australia;
When Died: 1893 24th September
Name and Surname: Margaret Williams
Sex: F
Age: Years 83
Rank or Profession: Widow of late Llewellyn Williams, Blacksmith
Usual Residence: Yahl Paddock
Cause of Death: Bronchitis 10 days, Senile Decay
Place where Death occurred: Mount Gambier
Signature, Description, and Residence of Informant: W Hall, Undertaker's Assistant, Mt Gambier;Principal=Margaret Walters11 
Death*22 September 1899 Mount Gambier, SA, Australia;
MOUNT GAMBIER, September 22.
Last night, when Mr. Thomas Williams, Manager of Moorak Estate, died, Mount Gambier and the South-East as a whole lost one of their most valuable and respected residents. He was born at Swansea, in Wales, 62 years ago, and came out, a boy of fourteen years, with his mother and other members of the family by the ship Charlotte Jane in January, 1852. His father, the late Mr. Llewellyn Williams, had come out to Adelaide previously. For twelve years after landing on these shores the family settled at Mount Barker, where Mr. L. Williams and his family engaged in farming. Whilst there Mr. T. Williams married a daughter of Mr. R. Eglington, of Mount Barker, and afterwards of Mount Gambier. About 1864 Mr. T. Williams came to Mount Gambier, and entered upon farming at Compton. Then he took a contract for ploughing on the Moorak Estate, and the late Mr. W. J Browne recognising his ability, took such a liking to him that he appointed him to supervise the extensive agricultural operations which were then being carried out on the estate. A year or so afterwards, when Mr. Browne left for England, he appointed Mr. Williams Manager tor the estate. That was thirty-five years ago, and Mr. Williams held the position with credit to himself and advantage to his employers, Dr. W. J. Browne, and afterwards his son, Mr. P. J. Browne, till his death. The deceased was three times married. He has left a son, Mr. L. Williams, of Adelaide, a daughter, Mrs. K. Matheson, of Leigh's Creek, who are the children of his first wife. Another daughter by his first wife died some years ago. She was the wife of Mr. T. C. Ellis, of Benara. By his second wife Mr. Williams had no issue. His third wife, now left a widow, is the eldest daughter of Mr. John Jacob, of Adelaide, formerly Clerk of the Mount Gambier Local Court. He also left three more daughters, her children. Eight of the brothers and sisters of the deceased gentleman survive him. One is Mr. W. Williams, of the Mount Gambier Foundry; the others are scattered over Australia. As stated above, Mr. Williams had been one of the most valuable residents of the district. He was well versed in all farm and station work, and being possessed of wonderful energy was ever ready and willing to help in any movement that arose for the benefit of the leading industries of the district. He was also a diligent and intelligent experimenter with grasses, manures, roots, and grain in different soils in the district, and the results of his experiments were of considerable value to his neighbouring agriculturists and graziers. He was a leading member and supporter of the local Agricultural and Horticultural Society from its foundation, and was for several years a member of the Mount Gambier branch of the Agricultural Bureau. From time to time he was a member of the Mount Gambier East, Mount Gambier West, Benara, and Beachport Councils; indeed, for the last thirty years he had almost constantly been a member of one or more of them. He was a warm friend of military matters in the district, and the military companies are greatly indebted to his influence for the convenient ranges they use on the estate, without which it is to be feared our companies would have faded away from want of interest. He was a Mason, and an Oddfellow. Of the M.U. Order of Oddfellows he had been a member for thirty six years. He was a consistent member of the Church of England, and had been several times a Warden of Christ Church.12 

Family 1

Jane Eglington d. 22 Nov 1877

Family 2

Caroline MacFarlan

Family 3

Sarah Jacob


  1. [S1308] GLA CEN 1841 - Oystermouth for Oystermouth, Glamorgan.
  2. [S1379] Glamorgan FHS Parish Transcripts.
  3. [S1454] 1841 Census for Wales.
  4. [S1329] 1851 Census for Glamorgan, Wales.
  5. [S1297] The Ships list.
  6. [S1239] South Australian Marriage Registrations 1842-1916, MtB 37/77.
  7. [S1244] South Australian Death Registrations 1842-1915.
  8. [S1239] South Australian Marriage Registrations 1842-1916, MtB 130/153.
  9. [S1239] South Australian Marriage Registrations 1842-1916, Ade 160/43.
  10. [S14] Death Certificate, Llewellyn Williams 1893.
  11. [S1556] South Australian Death Registrations transcript (Keith Bassett), Margaret Williams 1893.
  12. [S1565] Trove digitised newspapers, online, The South Australian Register, Tuesday, September 26, 1899.