THE 1788 – 1820 PIONEER ASSOCIATION INC.

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

David Jennings

Born: c.1772.
Arrived Sydney: 12 May 1803.
Vessel: Rolla.
Status: Convict, 7 years transportation.
Married: ?Mary Enness in 1811 at Parramatta, N.S.W. – no marriages found to Ann or Maria.
Occupation: Blacksmith.
Died:
Buried:
Father:
Mother:

Profile:
Before the Macquarie era David arrived on the “Rolla” – not found in the Convict Indents.***

?During the Macquarie era David Jennings married Mary Enness at St John’s, Church of England, Parramatta, N.S.W. – V1811 1213 3A & V1811 1486 147A
He appears to be the father of:
Margaret c.1812
Catherine c.1814
Ann c.1816

1814 Muster: David Jennings, Rolla, off stores, Landholder.

In 1816 David recommended C Wiltshire as teacher at Toongabbie. On 16 January 1816 he was ‘of Parramatta’, on a list of persons to receive a land grant in 1816. He was ‘of Seven Hills’ in September 1818 when he was on a list to receive a grant of land that year.###

After the Macquarie era:
1822 Muster: David Jennings, FBS, Rolla, 7, Landholder, Parramatta with Ann, his wife BC & 3 unnamed children aged 10, 8 & 7.

1823,24,25 Muster: David Jennings, FS, Rolla 1803, 7, Landholder, Parramatta with Maria, his wife BC, Margaret 14, Catherine 10 & Ann 9.

1828 Census: David Jennings, 56, FS, Catholic, Rolla 1803, Blacksmith, living at Kent St, Sydney – no family.

Researched & submitted by Association member F O’Donnell.

References:
NSW Pioneer Birth, Death & Marriage Indexes.
General Muster of New South Wales – 1814 - ABGR – 1987.
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.)
###Index to the Papers of the Colonial Secretary 1788- 1825 – Archives Authority of NSW 1989.
***Principal Supt of Convicts – Bound Indents( Fiche) - Archives Office of NSW.
James Hugh Donohoe, The Catholics of New South Wales, 1788-1820 & Their Families.