THE 1788 – 1820 PIONEER ASSOCIATION INC.

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

Sarah Best

Born: 26 Jan 1809, Castle Hill*
Arrived Sydney:
Vessel:
Status: BC
Married: James Pye, 20 June 1836, Portland Head*
Occupation:
Died: 11 May 1882,* Central Cumberland
Buried: St John’s Parramatta*
Father: George Best*
Mother: Martha Chamberlain*

Profile:
Before the Macquarie era Sarah, the daughter of George & Martha was baptized at St John’s CE, Parramatta – V1809 684 148 & ?V1811 2310 1A

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

1823,24,25 Muster: Best, Sarah, 15, BC, Daughter of George Best, Parramatta

1828 Census: Sarah Best, 20, BC, Protestant, Daughter, living at Seven Hills with her parents & siblings
Sarah married James Pye at the Presbyterian Church, Hawkesbury District/Portland Head – V1836 126 75 & V1836 256 162A
They had a son, George Robert William 1836
Sarah Pye, daughter of George & Martha died 1882, regd Central Cumberland – 1882 7461

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)
*A Register of Pioneer Families – vol.2 – The 1788-1820 Pioneer Association Inc 1995