THE 1788 - 1820 PIONEER
THE PEOPLE IN THE LIFE AND TIMES OF
LACHLAN AND ELIZABETH MACQUARIE
Arrived Sydney, 26 July 1799.
Status: Came free.
Married: (1) Edward Wills in England.
(2) George Howe in c1812.
Prior to the Macquarie era, the following children were born to Sarah
Ann born 18 January 1801.
Sarah born 29 December 1801.
During the Macquarie era, the following child was born to Sarah and
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
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
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.
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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