The Dictionary of Australasian Biography/Strangways, Thomas Bewes
Strangways, Thomas Bewes, uncle of the above, second son of late Henry Bull Strangways, of Shapwick, Somerset, J. P., and Colonel Commandant of the Polden Hill (Somerset) Local Militia, was born in 1810. Having served as ensign 71st Foot, he, in 1836, with his brother Giles Edward Strangways, accompanied Captain (afterwards Rear-Admiral) Sir John Hindmarsh in the Buffalo to found the colony of South Australia. He was present at the inauguration of the colony at Glenelg on Dec. 28th, 1836; appointed Acting Colonial Secretary August 22nd, 1837, on the suspension of Mr. Robert Gouger. Resigned July 13th, 1838; settled on his property at the Inman Valley, where he farmed for many years, subsequently removing to the neighbourhood of Adelaide. He married Miss Lavinia Albina Fowler, and died at Glenelg in 1859 without issue.