Thomas Daveney I (c.1759-1795)

One of St John’s First Fleeters. Thomas Daveney came to the colony as a seaman on board the First Fleet flagship HMS Sirius (1788). He was a free settler who was appointed superintendent of convicts at Toongabbie in 1791 to supervise the clearing of the land.

Burial Location

  • Unmarked grave, location unknown, but he may be buried in or near the grave of his son, Thomas Daveney II, who predeceased him.


  • Alternate: Thomas Daphney



  • Seaman
  • Public servant


  • Superintendent of Convicts at Toongabbie


  • Parish Burial Records, Textual Records, St. John’s Anglican Church Parramatta, New South Wales, Australia.
  • Ron Withington, Dispatched Downunder: Tracing the Resting Places of the First Fleeters, (Woolloomooloo, The Fellowship of First Fleeters, 2013), p.440


# First Fleet

# Seaman

# Ship: HMS Sirius (1788)

# Burial year: 1795

# Grave: unmarked