Unfortunately the answer is no. Still don't know anything about his life in Ireland. The children of William who , although starting off in Hobart (they were allowed to come free to join him) seem to have ended up in NSW. Richard was from Navan County Meath and his wife Ann was from West Meath. She was living in Britain St Dublin when they sailed on the 'Ann Thompson' for Hobart. I have to admit that Irish research is a bit difficult so I have balked at really tackling it head on.
Someone must have been helping Ann when Richard left, so perhaps there were relatives in the area. Where was Thomas' rope works?