THE PEOPLE IN THE LIFE AND TIMES OF LACHLAN AND ELIZABETH MACQUARIE
Born: c. March 1786 at Whitfield, Lancashire, England.
Arrived Sydney: 7th November 1818.
Vessel: Morley (2).
Status: Convict – Seven years transportation.
Died: c. August 1836 at Parramatta N.S.W.
Buried: 23rd August 1836 at Parramatta NSW
James Buckley of Manchester was indicted with stealing calico and cloth and convicted of larceny at Lancaster Quarter Sessions in 1817, and sentenced to transportation for seven years.
He had married Mary Hitchen (Hitchin) at Halifax Yorkshire in August 1805 and at the time of his sentence had five children aged from one to twelve. His wife Mary was already in the Colony
when he arrived, having also been transported for larceny and bringing four of their five children with her. On arrival he was assigned to Mr Rouse of Parramatta. As well as a weaver he was
listed on some documents as a nailor or nail maker. He and Mary obviously lived as a family unit in Parramatta as they had five more children born at Parramatta between 1819 and 1826. In the
1828 Census, they were listed as a family, protestant, living at Parramatta, with eight children living with them, and owning one horse and three cows. James and Mary both received their
Certificate of Freedom on the same day, 16th March 1826.
Submitted by Association member, Wal Gallagher.
A Register of Pioneer Families, Volume 2, Pages 65 to 72, published by The 1788 - 1820 Pioneer Association.
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