Thomas Albury was born on 30 September 1824 at Basildon, Berkshire, England the son of Joseph Albury and his wife Lucy née Pocock. A carter from Brighton, on 19 March 1855, he was a juror at the treason trial of Timothy Hayes (1820-73) who was arrested on 3 December 1854 near the vicinity of the Eureka Stockade; defended by Richard Ireland (St. Kilda Cemetery), Hayes was acquitted of the charge.
Albury died from gangrene on 5 June 1894 and was buried two days later officiated by Rev. Adamson; his wife Mira née Ryde (d 1904) bore him six children; a daughter who died in infancy (b 1854), Agnes, Eliza (1857-61), a son who died in infancy (b 1858), Joseph (b 1859; married Frances née Germon 1883), Edith (1864-1937; married John Francis 1887) and William (1866-69).
Corfield, J, Wickham, D & Gervasoni, C., “The Eureka Encyclopaedia” (2004).
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