THE 1788 – 1820 PIONEER ASSOCIATION INC.

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

John Eckford

Born: c.1801, Sydney*
Arrived Sydney:
Vessel:
Status: BC
Married: Eliza Duff, 15 Dec 1828, Newcastle*
Occupation:
Died: 17 Jun 1884, East Maitland*
Buried: 19 Jun 1884, East Maitland*
Father: William Eckford*
Mother: Mary Horrell*

Profile:
Before the Macquarie era John was born c.1801 – no baptism identified

During the Macquarie era John Eckford, son of William, Pilot at Newcastle, a13, was on a list of the children at the school in Newcastle on 5 May 1816###

After the Macquarie era John sent a Memorial on 11 January 1823 & he was assigned a convict in February 1824. On 31 August 1825 he was appointed District Constable, Wallis Plains & in November was on a list of persons who have received orders for grants of land###

1822 Muster: John Eckford, BC, Newcastle

1823,24,25 Muster: John Eckford, BC, Landholder, Newcastle

1828 Census: John Eckford, a27, BC, Protestant, living at Newcastle with William, William jnr & James

John Eckford married Eliza Duff at Christ Church CE, Hexham; Newcastle – V1828 4441 3B

John Eckford, son of William & Mary, died 1884, regd Maitland West – 1884 10533

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)
###Index to the Papers of the Colonial Secretary 1788- 1825 – Archives Authority of NSW 1989
*A Register of Pioneer Families – vol.2 – The 1788-1820 Pioneer Association Inc 1995