THE PEOPLE IN THE LIFE AND
TIMES OF LACHLAN AND ELIZABETH MACQUARIE
Born: c.1800 at Litchfield, England.
Arrived Sydney: 16th December 1821.
Status: Convict, transported for Life.
Occupation: Locksmith’s apprentice.
During the Macquarie era John was tried at Hereford Assizes on 26th March 1821 & on his arrival his assignment is not known.
He is not listed in the 1822 General Muster. In the 1823/4/5/
General Muster he is listed in Government employ at Moreton Bay. In
September 1823 John was sentenced to Port Macquarie. He absconded from
Road Party 23 which was working on the Great North Road in September
1827, advertised as John Matthew.
The 1828 Census lists John as a labourer serving 3 years at Moreton Bay. It is possible he also went to Norfolk Island.
John was granted a Ticket of Leave for Moreton Bay in April 1845
and a Passport was issued in May 1848. His Ticket was cancelled in
October 1851 for being absent from his district.
Research is ongoing.
Researched and submitted Association Member by F O’Donnell.