THE 1788 – 1820 PIONEER ASSOCIATION INC.

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

Robert H Best

Born: c.1812
Arrived Sydney:
Vessel:
Status: BC
Married: ?Clara Brien, 1836, Parramatta
Occupation:
Died: ?1853, Wagga Wagga
Buried:
Father: George Best
Mother: Martha Chamberlain

Profile:
During the Macquarie era Robert, the son of George & Martha, was baptized at St John’s CE, Parramatta - V1812 2837 1A & V1812 797 148

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

1823,24,25 Muster: Best, Robert, 12, BC, Son of George Best, Parramatta

1828 Census: Robert Best, 16, BC, Protestant, Son of George Best, living at Seven Hills with his parents & siblings

?Robert H Best married Clara Brien at St John’s CE, Parramatta – V1836 209 20
?Robert H Best died 1853, age 41 - Presbyterian Church, Wagga Wagga – V1853 788 106

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)