THE 1788 – 1820 PIONEER ASSOCIATION INC.

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

Martha Chamberlain

Born: c.1775
Arrived Sydney:
Vessel:
Status:
Married: George Best, 1797, Parramatta
Occupation:
Died:
Buried:
Father:
Mother:

Profile:
Before the Macquarie era Martha 21, was tried at Middlesex GD on 1st July 1795 & received a sentence of 7 years***br> Martha married George Best at St John’s CE, Parramatta – V1797 420 3A & V1797 184 147A
Their children were:
Robert C 1797
Thomas 1799
George 1801
Mary 1803

During the Macquarie era their children were:
John 1810
Sarah 1811*
Robert H 1812
Peter 1814
William 1816


After the Macquarie era:
1822 Muster: Chamberlaine, Martha, FBS, Indispensable, 7, Wife of G Best, Parramatta

1823,24,25 Muster: Chamberlaine, Martha, FS, Indispensable 1796, 7, Wife of George Best, Parramatta

1828 Census: Martha Best, 53, FS, Indispensable 1796, Wife of George Best, living at Seven Hills with George, Sarah 20, John 17, Robert 16, Peter 14 & William

Not found in death indexes - ?widowed in 1838

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)
***Principal Supt of Convicts – Bound Indents( Fiche) - Archives Office of NSW
*A Register of Pioneer Families – vol.2 – The 1788-1820 Pioneer Association Inc 1995