THE 1788 - 1820 PIONEERS ASSOCIATION INC.

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

Job Wilson

Born: c1788 in Cambridgeshire, England.

Arrived : Sydney on the 18th January 1812.
Vessel: Guildford.
Status: Convict.
Occupation: Sawyer.

Married:
Elizabeth Rodgers/Rogers at St John's Parramatta, N.S.W.
Died:
14th August 1867 at North Richmond, N.S.W.
Buried:
St Peters, Richmond, N.S.W.

Profile:

 Profile : Job Wilson arrived in the Colony of NSW in summer 1812. On 19th November 1813 he married Elizabeth Rodgers/Rogers at St John's Parramatta, the ceremony performed by the Rev Marsden.
Elizabeth was the daughter of convicts John Rogers (2nd Fleet Neptune) and Elizabeth Celey, born in the Colony at Parramatta in 1800. In July 1814 Job Wilson was one of a group of convicts selected by
William Cox to make the road across the Blue Mountains following the explored route by Blaxland, Wentworth and Lawson. Cox was commissioned by Governor Macquarie to undertake this important work.
This was a remarkable achievement; commenced on the 18th July 1814 in the middle of winter and completed on the 14th January 1815. In April 1815 Governor and Mrs Macquarie followed the road from
Sydney to Bathurst. Job Wilson was pardoned by Macquarie on the 1st January 1816 as a reward for his efforts on the road making. He was granted 50 acres of land at Kurrajong Heights which he called
"Rocklands". In the 1828 Muster Job Wilson had 8 acres cleared and 7 cultivated. Job and Elizabeth had 13 children 11 survived to adulthood.

Submitted by Association member Barbara and Graeme Wilson (direct descendent of Job).

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