Thomas 'Immigrant' Sleep

Born:Nov 9 1818 In:  Gunnislake, Calstock, Cornwall, Cornwall
Died:Mar 21 1899 (at age 80)In:  Creswick, Victoria, Australia

Immediate family

Mary Sleep (born Morgan)
His wife
Eliza Mary Sleep
His daughter
Mary Eliza SLEEP
His daughter
Thomas David Sleep [Immigrant]
His son
William Henry Sleep
His son
Jane Ann Sleep
His daughter
John Henry Sleep
His son
Amelia Mary Kipps (born Sleep)
His daughter
George Sanders Sleep
His father
Mary Ann Sleep (born Skelton)
His mother
Amelia Reddaway (born Sleep)
His sister
Isaac Sleep
His brother
Half brother
Lavinia Channon (formerly Hoskin) (formerly Jenkin)
His sister
Rev. (Weslyan) John Skelton Sleep [Immigrant]
His brother
Selina Celena? Pearce (born Sleep)
His sister
Selina PEARCE (born SLEEP)
Half sister
Abraham (Abrahame) Sleep
His brother
Belina [twin] Waters (born Sleep)
His sister
Dinah SPRY (born SLEEP)
Half sister
Diana "Dinah" Spry (born Sleep)
His sister
William [Immigrate] Sleep
His brother
Samuel [Immigrate] Sleep
His brother


Mine Lab

Contact information

Bere Alston, Devon, England
Craig Wilson: Wilson/Trevithick Web SiteWendy Hicks: Wendy's ForestSteve Belanger: Belanger Web SiteMaurice Sutcliffe: Answer Web SiteLyn Hensch: Lyn's Family HistoryBev Anderson: Bev's Family Tree Web Site

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Thomas Sleep
Gender: Male
Birth: Circa 1819 - Calstock, Cornwall, England
Residence: 1851 - Fore Street, Beeralston, Devonshire, England
Age: 32
Marital status: Married
Occupation: Mine Lab
Wife: Mary Sleep
Children: Thomas David Sleep, William Henry Sleep, Jane Ann Sleep, John Henry Sleep
Census: Township:BeeralstonSeries:HO107Folio:38 Registration district:Buckland Monachorum 1Piece:1883Family:61 County:DevonshireRegistrar's district:Tavistock 290Line:19 Country:EnglandEnumerated by:Jas BorleyImage:13 Date:1851Enum. District:1 B See household members
Relation to head; Name; Age
Head; Thomas Sleep; 32
Wife; Mary Sleep; 35
Daur Thos Sleep; Mary Eliza Sleep; 8
Son; Thomas David Sleep; 6
Son; William Henry Sleep; 4
Daughter; Jane Ann Sleep; 2
Son; John Henry Sleep; 5 months
Visitor; John Morgan; 15

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Mary Morgan & Thomas Sleep
Marriage: Feb 16 1839 - Calstock, Cornwall, England
Wife: Mary Morgan
  Birth: 1816
  Age: 23
  Father: David Morgan
Husband: Thomas Sleep
  Birth: 1819
  Age: 20
  Father: George Sleep
Indexing Project (Batch) Number: I04568-4
System Origin: England-EASy
GS Film number: 1545380
Reference ID: p 7

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Thomas Sleep
Birth name: Thomas Sleep
Gender: Male
Birth: Nov 9 1818 - Calstock, Cornwall, England
Christening: Dec 3 1818 - Tavistock, Devonshire, England
Marriage: Spouse: Mary Morgan - Between 1842 and 1843 - England
Death: Mar 21 1899 - Creswick, Victoria, Australia
Parents: Mary Ann Skelton, George Sleep
Wife: Mary Morgan
Children: John Henry Sleep, Eliza Sleep, Mary Eliza Sleep, Amelia Mary Sleep, Thomas David Sleep, Jane Ann Sleep, William Henry Sleep, Mary Eliza Sleep
Siblings: Samuel Sleep, Abraham Sleep, Diana Sleep, John Sleep, Celana Sleep, Dinah Sleep, Isaac Sleep, William Sleep, Lavina Sleep, Bolina Sleep
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R.C. Lindsay (father of Norman etc The Magic Pudding fame) witness the wil l.


Lots of Creswick council tenders - Creswick Advertiser 1860's - Stree ts - Hard Hill, Cobbler's Gully Bridge, Improvements on streets near Jaspe r's buildings, clearing stumps on the botanical gardens - 94 in total, Alb ert St improvements. court cases


Creswick Advertiser 23rd March 1899

" the death is Announced of a very old Creswick identity, in the pers on of Mr Thomas Sleep, of the Hard Hills near the Railway station, who died at the hospital on Tuesday of old age. Deceased, who was in his 80th year, had for a long time been in a weak state, and recently was remov ed to the hospital for treatment. A few years ago, with Mr. Wm. Keen (since deceased) he carried on the business of Keen and Sleeps weigh bridge. Deceased was generally respected as an upright and honorable man. The funeral will take place at 3 p.m. today.

The baptism of Thomas Sleep is found in the Register Book of Births, Bapt isms & Burials of the Wesleyan Chapel in the Tavistock Circuit situa te in the Counties of Devonshire & Cornwall (founded about the year 1809 ). Entry #230 in the record of baptisms reads:


Thomas son of George and Mary Ann Saunders of the Parish of Landulph, Cor nwall was born Nov 9th and baptized Dec 8th at Calstock, Devon by me Richa rd Shepherd minister.


At the time of the 1851 British Census, Thomas was residing on Fore Street in Bere Alston, Devonshire. Also included in the household at the ti me were his wife Mary and their five children - Mary Eliza, 8; Thomas Davi d, 6; Jane Ann, 2, and John Henry, 5 months. Both Thomas and his wife we re listed as being employed as a "mine labourer," while eldest daughter Mary Eliza brought in additional income as a "mine girl."


Thomas Sleep, miner of Gunnislake, and Mary Morgan, spinster of Gunnislak e, were married at the Parish Church, Calstock, Cornwall, England on Satur day, 16 February 1839. The service, performed by the Rev. John H. Cartwrig ht according to the rites and ceremonies of the Church of England (after B Anns), was witnessed by Wm. Hawking and Mary Williams. The marriage certif icate records that Thomas was the son of George Sleep, shoemaker, while Ma ry was the daughter of David Morgan, labourer.






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