Thomas Anderson was born Chelmsford, Essex, as an ex-convict, arrival unknown he enlisted into the 102nd regiment in Sept 1797 in Sydney, with the rank of private. He most likely travelled to Norfolk Island aboard the Hunter in July 1800 with Joseph Foveaux NSW Corps Company.
He remained on Norfolk Island as a private until his return to Sydney in 1810. James Whitfield age 6 years was in the care of Thomas Anderson of the NSW Corps. James was born c1804 Norfolk Island, as a child of Sarah Whitfield, three years after the death of her husband George Whitfield. His father is not known, his mother Sarah Whitfield died 1808 on Norfolk Island. They travelled together back to Sydney aboard the Lady Nelson in Apr 1810.
Thomas was transferred to the 73rd regiment in Apr 1810 and assigned to Parramatta. He left NSW aboard the Wyndham in Apr 1814, presumable James Whitfield travelled with him. Thomas Anderson may be the father of James Whitfield.
- George and Sarah Whitfield
- NSW Corps 1802 Norfolk Island
- NSW Corps 1804 Norfolk Island
- NSW Corps August 1806 Norfolk Island