THE 1788 - 1820 PIONEER ASSOCIATION INC.

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

Sarah Wills

Born:
Arrived Sydney, 26 July 1799.
Vessel: Hillsborough.
Status: Came free.
Married: (1) Edward Wills in England.
              (2) George Howe in c1812.
Occupation:
Died: c1823
Buried:
Father:
Mother:

Profile:
Prior to the Macquarie era, the following children were born to Sarah and Edward:
Ann born 18 January 1801.
Sarah born 29 December 1801.
Thomas

During the Macquarie era, the following child was born to Sarah and Edward:
Horatio born c1811.

Sarah is memtioned in the 1800-1802 Musters as having arrived free aboard the Hillsborough as the wife of Edward Wills. She is recorded as holding 30 acres of land of which 7 acres are cultivated  and 6 acres planted with wheat or maze and  5 hogs,3 members of the family were on stores and 1 was self supporting.
She is listed in the 1805-1806 Musters as having came free aboard the Hillsborough and was married to E Wills.Sarah is recorded in the Land and Stock Muster of having been granted 22 acres of land on which she kept 1 bull, 10 cows, 75 male sheep,  75 female sheep and she had  1 bushel  of  wheat in hand. It was also recorded that she and one of her children were not victualled by the government but 2 children were. The 1806 Marsden's Female Muster lists Sarah as having married in England and having 2 male and 2 female legitimate children.

Sarah could not be found in the 1811 Musters, however she is listed in the 1814 Muster as arriving on the Hillsborough, the wife of G Howe having 8 children all off stores.

Reference:
Musters and Lists New South Wales and Norfolk Island, 1800-1802, edited by Carol J Baxter.
Musters and Lists New South Wales and Norfolk Island, 1805-1806, edited by Carol J Baxter.
General Musters of New South Wales, Norfolk Island and Van Diemen's Land, 1811, edited by Carol J Baxter.
General Muster of New South Wales, 1814, edited by Carol J Baxter.
Greg de Moore, Tom Wills-First wild man of sport.
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