One of my 'infamous' 1st cousins - Thomas Nixon - was a very naughty boy even after arrival 26 June 1819, for a sentence of 7 years transportation. Like his slightly older brother - Samuel - young Thomas learned the trade of a Tailor during his time in custody. This career path he followed with some indiscretions along the way until his death and burial in St. Matthew's Anglican Cemetery, Windsor on 20 January 1875. He was aged 74. He received his Cerificate of Freedom 31 March 1825 - exactly 7 years after his conviction in England. He commenced a relationship with a married woman - wife of another convict - and their 1st child was was born late 1825 early 1826. His Certificate of Freedom was revoked for Criminal Activities [sic] - source State Records NSW Quarter Sessions Case 4/8476. At this time - presumably 4th q. 1826 - his partner was expecting twins? which were born in 1827 and 1 of these - a daughter - died in 1827. There is nothing so far found as to what those criminal activities were and I would appreciate information on this if possible. His next 'appearance' is on 7 April 1829 when he is again granted a Certificate of Freedom. He resumes his relationship and works as a Tailor and in 1830 a son is born. 2 more children follow - 1835 and 1838 - and by 1840-1841 his partner may have died. He then marries Elizabeth Downing in 1842. 3 children are born - 1843, 1846 & 1848 - and then there is a gap of 4 years brfotr their 4th is born. Given 'later activities' I suspect that he may have been incarcerated but cannot find anything. Child #4 & 5 - twins? - arrive in 1852 and a 6th in 1854. His next 'appearance' is in the Sydney Morning Herald 6 June 1856 where he was sentence to 2 years hard labour at Parramatta Gaol for Horse Stealing. He seves his sentence and his release is noted in the Police Gazette of June 1858. He returns to Richmond is reunited with Elizabeth and his family and finds his business in tatters. From NSW State Records - File #04232 - Thomas Nixon - Tailor - of Windsor Street, Richmond is deemed Insolvent. His last child is born 1860. Thomas is aged 60. If the item that follows is my Thomas then he must have done something REALLY BAD. 1871 - H.M. Gaol, Darlinghurst NSW Thomas Nixon age 71 incarcerated since 1860 - source New South Wales, Australia Gaol Description and Entrance Books - seems to match his description from earlier records. I have not been able to find a reaon for him being there. He is released from Darlinghurst - source Police Gazette March 1872. My Thomas is found in the 1872 Grevilles Post Office Directory as a Tailot, Living on Fitzgerald Street. Then he dies 1875. Thank you for reading this and if possible I would like to just complete the book on him before I tackle his 5 surviving children from his 1st relationship.