THE 1788 – 1820 PIONEER ASSOCIATION INC.

THE PEOPLE IN THE LIFE AND TIMES OF LACHLAN AND ELIZABETH MACQUARIE

Clara Brien

Born: c.1821
Arrived Sydney:
Vessel:
Status: BC
Married: ?1.Robert H Best, 1836, Parramatta 2. Edward C Pearson, 1856, Wagga Wagga
Occupation:
Died:
Buried:
Father: Daniel Brien
Mother: ?Mary Ann Parker

Profile:
During the Macquarie era Clara Bryan, the daughter of Daniel & Mary A was baptized at St John’s CE, Parramatta or CE, Richmond – V1821 5645 1B, V1821 1336 148 or V1821 6645 1B

After the Macquarie era:
1822 Muster: Briant, unnamed, BC, Child to Daniel Briant, Parramatta

1823,24,25 Muster: Briant, Clara, 4, BC, Daughter of Daniel Briant, Melville

1828 Census: Clara Brien, 7, BC, Catholic, Daughter of Daniel Brien, living at Seven Hills with her parents & siblings

?Clara married Robert H Best at St John’s CE, Parramatta – V1836 209 20
?She was widowed in 1853
?Clara married Edward C Pearson in 1856 at Wagga Wagga – 1897 2051

Researched & submitted by Association member F O’Donnell

References:
NSW Pioneer Birth, Death & Marriage Indexes
General Muster and Land and Stock Muster of NSW. 1822 – ABGR - 1988
General Muster List of New South Wales – 1823, 1824, 1825 – ABGR - 1999
Census of New South Wales 1828 – Sainty & Johnson, eds – 2008(cd)