THE 1788 - 1820 PIONEER ASSOCIATION INC.

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

William Bursill

Born: 19th March 1803 at St. Pancras, Middlesex, England
Arrived: 28th December 1820
Vessel: Asia.
Status: Convict.
Married: (1) Catherine Maceray on the May 1832 St. Johnís, Parramatta N.S.W.
              (2) Hannah Smith.
Died: 10th April 1872 at Albert St. Redfern NSW
Buried: 12th April 1872 at the Presbyterian Cemetery, Campbelltown, N.S.W.
Father: Francis Bursill
Mother: Elizabeth Biles

Profile:
After the Macquarie Era the following children were born to William and Catherine:-
William born 2nd October 1831 at Airds, N.S.W.
Mary Ann born 27th July 1833 at Campbelltown, N.S.W.

After the Macquarie Era the following children were born to William and Hannah:-
Sarah Jane born 28th September 1835 at Airds, N.S.W.
Francis/Frances born 22nd June 1837 at The Illawarra, N.S.W.
Charlotte born 26th May 1839 at Dapto, N.S.W.
Elizabeth born 23rd September 1841 at Campbelltown, N.S.W.
Hannah born 20th August 1843 at Campbelltown, N.S.W.
Lydia born 26th June 1845 at Campbelltown, N.S.W.
Martha born 12th August 1847 at Campbelltown, N.S.W.
Samuel born 16th February 1850 at Campbelltown, N.S.W.
Timothy born 19th December 1852 at Sofala, N.S.W.
Susan born c1856
Thomas born 29th May 1858 at Campbelltown, N.S.W.
John born 30th December 1860 at Campbelltown, N.S.W.

William Bursill was sentenced to transportation for life at Middlesex Assizes arriving on the Asia in December 1820.
He became a property owner and opened a general store in Queen Street, Campbelltown.
He also owned a tannery and boot shop in the Campbelltown area.
 
Contributed by Association Member, Margot Crestani

Reference:
A Register of Pioneer Families, Vol. 1, Page 62
Campbelltown Pioneer Register 1800-1900 (Campbelltown & District Family History Society), page 32.
www.westernsydneylibraries.nsw.gov.au/campbelltown/

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