THE PEOPLE IN THE LIFE AND
TIMES OF LACHLAN AND ELIZABETH MACQUARIE
Baptised: 12th Mary 1784 at Birmingham, Warwickshire, England. Arrived Sydney: 7th May 1804.
Vesell: Coromandel I (2). Status: Convict. Married: (1) Elizabeth Boggis (born in the Colony). (2) Jane Armytage on the 25th September 1822 at St John's, Parramatta, N.S.W.
Died: 10th January 1871 at Surry Hills, N.S.W.
Buried: 11th January 1871 at Devonshire Street Cemetery, Sydney, N.S.W.
Father: Charles Tompson.
Mother: Martha Louisa Webster.
After the Macquarie era the following children were born to Charles and Jane at
Clydesdale, Windsor, N.S.W:-
Emma Hannah born 14th August 1823.
Ferdinand Macquarie born 23rd May 1825. Elizabeth Henrietta born 22nd
June 1827. Hannah Louisa born 11th August
Martha born 3rd May 1831.
Theodore Lachlan born 4th March 1833.
Selina Maria born 9th May 1835.
Rebecca Harriett Septima born 4th April 1838.
In 1824, Charles Thompson, who had arrived as a convict in 1804, was the owner of ‘Clydesdale’ (named by Walter Lang who was originally granted the 700 acres of land on South Creek which is now known as
Berkshire Park). Charles purchased a further 1,000 acres and erected the home, known as ‘Clydesdale’. He gave land for St. Phillip’s Church of England, which was consecrated in 1846. St. Phillip’s was situated on
flood prone land opposite Clydesdale on the northern side of Richmond Road. After 1889/90 it was allowed to fall into disrepair.
Reference: A Register of Pioneer Families
Volume1, Page 327, published by The 1788
- 1820 Pioneer Association Inc. General Musters for NSW 1822, 1823,
1824, 1825, 1828. Settlers
& Convicts of the BELLONA 1793, a biographical dictionary complied
by Megan Martin for the Bellona Muster Committee, 1793 - 1993.