THE 1788 - 1820 PIONEER ASSOCIATION INC.

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

Thomas Aspery/Astbury/Ashbury

Born: c1798 in Birmingham, England.
Arrived Sydney: 14th September 1818 on Surprise.
Vessel:
Glory.
Status: Status: Convict, 7 years transportation.
Married: Eleanor Byrne nee Dunn [c. 1801-1874] October 1844 at Wilberforce, N.S.W..
Died: 21st September 1847 at Portland Head, N.S.W.
Buried: Wilberforce, N.S.W.

Profile:
The following children were all born at Port Headland to Thomas and Eleanor:-

During the Macquarie era:-
Henry born 21st September 1821, died in c1906 at Grafton, N.S.W.


After the Macquarie era:-
Mary Ann born 10th January 1823, died in c1894 at Alexandria, N.S.W.
Thomas born c1826, died in c1861 at Merton, N.S.W.
Frances born 4th April 1828, died in c1908 at Halls Creek, N.S.W.
Rosetta born 18th May 1831, died in c1908 at Richmond, N.S.W.
John born 2nd May 1833, died in c1913 at Portland Head, N.S.W.
Lavinia born 10th February 1835, died c1913 at Brisbane, Queensland.
Louisa b. 13/4/1840, d. 1893 Dubbo.

Thomas was in government employment at Port Macquarie in 1822. Thomas was Free by servitude employed as a labourer at Windsor in 1825. By 1828 Thomas is shown to be a labourer at Portland Head with a housekeeper Eleanor Byrne and 4 children all born in the colony, he is also shown to have a 60 acre farm, with 30 acres cleared and 30 acres cultivated and owning 22 horses. Thomas continued to farm at Portland Head until his death.

Contributed by Association member, Rex Webb.

Reference:
Convict indents.
General Muster 1822.
General Muster List 1823,1824,1825.
1828 N.S.W. Census.
N.S.W. BDM Register.
The Hawkesbury Pioneer Register, Hawkesbury Family History Group, 1994.

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