THE 1788 – 1820 PIONEER ASSOCIATION INC.

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

Esther Best

Born: c.1818
Arrived Sydney:
Vessel:
Status: BC
Married: Henry Thompkins, 1838, Parramatta
Occupation:
Died: 1886, Central Cumberland
Buried:
Father: Thomas Best
Mother: Mary Becket

Profile:
During the Macquarie era Hester, the daughter of Thomas & Mary was baptized at St John’s CE, Parramatta – V1818 1096 148

After the Macquarie era:
Not found in the 1822 Muster

1823,24,25 Muster: Best, Esther, 6, Daughter of George Best, Parramatta

1828 Census: Esther Best, 10, BC, Protestant, Daughter, living at Dural, Castle Hill with her parents & siblings

Esther Best married Henry Thompkins or Thomkin at St John’s CE, Parramatta – V1838 1745 22
Esther Thompkins, daughter of Thomas & Mary died 1886, regd Central Cumberland – 1886 8290

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)