THE 1788 – 1820 PIONEER ASSOCIATION INC.

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

Robert Farlow (b1778)

Born: c.1778
Arrived Sydney: 14 Dec 1801
Vessel: Canada
Status: Convict – 7 years transportation.
Married: Ann Dyer*
Occupation:
Died: ?1853, Wilberforce
Buried:
Father:
Mother:

Profile:
Before the Macquarie era Robert was tried at the Boro of Portsmouth on 15th Jan 1801 & received a sentence of 7 years***
In April 1809 Robert sent grain to the Hawkesbury Stores###

Robert probably married Ann Dyer before he left England*
Their children were:
Harriet 1805*
Ann 1807
William 1809

During the Macquarie era their children were:
Christian 1811*
Mary A 1813*
Elizabeth 1817
Robert 1817
John R 1817
James 1820

In December 1810 Robert was a signatory to an address from the settlers of the Hawkesbury to Governor Macquarie. On 12 September 1812 he was permitted to draw cattle from the Government herds on credit. In February 1816 Robert received a Government servant. On 28 June 1820 he sent a Memorial to the Col Sec. In February & May 1821 he received store receipts for wheat.###
1814 Muster: Robert Farlow, Canada 1, Free, Off stores, Landholder

After the Macquarie era in December 1822 & July 1824 Robert sent Memorials to the Col Sec.###
1822 Muster: Farlow, Robert, FBS, Canada, 7, Landholder, Windsor

1823,24,25 Muster: Farlow, Robert, FS, Canada 1801, 7, Landholder, Wilberforce

1828 Census: Robert Farlow, 50, FS, Protestant, Canada 1801, Farmer, living at Wilberforce with Ann, William 19, Christian 17, Mary 15, Elizabeth 13, Robert 11 & James 8
?Robert Farlow died 1853, age 75 – CE, Wilberforce – V1853 1359 39B

Researched & submitted by Association member F O’Donnell

References:
NSW Pioneer Birth, Death & Marriage Indexes
General Muster of New South Wales – 1814 - ABGR – 1987
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)
###Index to the Papers of the Colonial Secretary 1788- 1825 – Archives Authority of NSW 1989
***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

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