THE 1788 - 1820 PIONEER ASSOCIATION INC.

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

John Piper

Born: 20th April 1773 at Maybole, Ayrshire, Scotland.
Arrived: 14th February 1792.
Vessel: Pitt.
Status: Soldier.
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.
Mother:

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Prior to the Macquarie era the following child was born to John and unkown mother:-
Sarah born c1798 at Sydney, N.S.W.

During the Macquarie era the following children were born to John and Mary Ann:-
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 Mary Ann:-
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 Association Inc.
Census of New South Wales, November 1828.

Website: www.wikipedia.org

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