THE PEOPLE IN THE LIFE AND
TIMES OF LACHLAN AND ELIZABETH MACQUARIE
Born: 20th April
1773 at Maybole, Ayrshire, Scotland. Arrived:
14th February 1792.
Married: Mary Ann Sheers on the 10th February 1816 at Sydney, N.S.W.
Died: 8th June 1851 at Bathurst, N.S.W.
Buried: 12th June 1852 at Bathurst, N.S.W.
Father: Hugh Piper.
Prior to the Macquarie era the following child was born to John and
Sarah born c1798 at Sydney, N.S.W.
During the Macquarie era the following children were born to John and
John born 16th August 1806 at Norfolk Island.
Hugh born 23rd August 1808 at Norfolk Island.
James born 20th September 1812 at London, England.
Hugh Hewitt born 8th December 1813 on board the "General Hewitt".
Thomas born 21st September 1816 at Sydney, N.S.W.
Eliza born 26th July 1818 at Sydney, N.S.W.
Ann Christiana Frances born 24th June 1820 in Sydney, N.S.W.
After the Macquarie era the following children were born to John and
William Sloper born 25th August 1822 at Sydney, N.S.W.
Alexander Septimus born 27th August 1824.
Frederick Octavius born 2nd July 1826 at Sydney, N.S.W.
Mary Andrewina born 30th November 1827 at Bathurst, N.S.W.
Jane Adelaide born 25th June 1831 at Bathurst, N.S.W.
Henry James born 5th May 1834 at Bathurst, N.S.W.
John Piper was born in Maybole, Ayrshire, Scotland, son of Hugh Piper,
a doctor, his family came from Cornwall. He was commissioned as an
ensign in the New South Wales Corps in 1791 and sailed on the convict
ship Pitt, arriving in Sydney in February 1792. At his own request he
was sent to the convict settlement on Norfolk Island in 1793. He was
promoted lieutenant and returned to Sydney in 1795. In 1804 he returned
to Norfolk Island and became acting commandant. He was promoted to
captain in 1806.
A full profile of John Piper can be found on Wikipedia.
Reference: A Register of Pioneer Families,
Volume 1, Pages 392 to 398, published by the 1788 -1820 Pioneer
Census of New South Wales, November 1828.