THE PEOPLE IN THE LIFE AND
TIMES OF LACHLAN AND ELIZABETH MACQUARIE
Born: c.1791 at
Manchester, Lancashire, England. Arrived Sydney: 13th
Vessel: General Stewart. Married: Elizabeth Lomas on the
25th January 1814 at St. George’s, Southwark, London, England. Died: 14th January 1869 aged
about 77 years at Hardwick, N.S.W.
Buried: c.January 1869 at
Glenmore, near Camden N.S.W.
During the Macquarie era the following children were born to Edward and Elizabeth:-
Joseph born c.1814.
Mary Ellen born 6th March 1817.
Robert born 27th October 1820.
After the Macquarie era the following children were born to Edward and Elizabeth:-
Edward Lomas born on the 29th October 1822 at Liverpool, N.S.W.
James born on the 11th July 1825 at Liverpool, N.S.W.
William born on the 17th March 1828 at Lower Minto, N.S.W.
Elizabeth born on the 18th June 1830 at Lower Monto, N.S.W.
Edward and his wife Elizabeth
were tried at the Lancaster Assizes and convicted of ‘forging and
uttering’. Edward was
on the General Stewart, arriving 31st December 1818. After he and
Elizabeth were re-united in early 1820,
they lived in the Lower
Minto area of N.S.W. Edward received his Ticket of Leave in June 1820,
and he was farming
on 20 acres. He is described as a Sawyer and Farmer on several documents in the next 15 years.
In the early 1850s, Edward purchased the Glendiver Estate near Camden.
This property was then divided and retained in the family
Glendiver and Glenmore. The property Hardwick was added shortly afterwards.
A Register of Pioneer Families Volumn 1, Pages 300 to 306, published by The 1788 - 1820 Pioneer Association Inc.
General Musters for NSW 1822, 1823, 1824, 1825, 1828.
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