THE 1788 – 1820 PIONEER ASSOCIATION INC.

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

Peter Best


Born: c.1814
Arrived Sydney:
Vessel:
Status:
Married: ?Eliza Lawless, 1841, Gunning
Occupation:
Died: 1878, Gunning
Buried:
Father: George Best
Mother: Martha Chamberlain

Profile:
During the Macquarie era Peter, the son of George & Martha, was baptized at St John’s CE, Parramatta - V1814 3900 1B & V1814 1006 148

After the Macquarie era:
1822 Muster: Best, unnamed, BC, Child to G Best, Parramatta

1823,24,25 Muster: Best, Peter, 10, BC, Son of George Best, Parramatta

1828 Census: Peter Best, 14, BC, Protestant, Son of George Best, living at Seven Hills with his parents & siblings

?Peter Best married Eliza Lawless at CE, Gundaroo; Gunning; Yass – V1841 492 25C
Peter Best, son of George & Martha died 1878, regd Gunning – 1878 10627

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)