THE 1788 – 1820 PIONEER ASSOCIATION INC.

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

William Eckford

Born: 24 Dec 1808, Pennant Hills*
Arrived Sydney:
Vessel:
Status: BC
Married: 1. Elizabeth Muir, 1 Jun 1835, Maitland 2. Elizabeth Clift* 1844, Maitland
Occupation:
Died: 29 Jun 1891, East Maitland*
Buried: East Maitland*
Father: William Eckford*
Mother: Mary Horrell*

Profile:
During the Macquarie era William, the son of William & Mary, was baptized at Christ Church CE, Hexham; Newcastle – V1817 4525 1B
William Eckford (Junior) age 7, was on a list of children at the school in Newcastle on 5 May 1816###

After the Macquarie era:
Not found in the 1822 Muster

1823,24,25 Muster: William Eckford, a16, BC, Son of William Eckford, Newcastle

1828 Census: William Eckford, a22, BC, living at Newcastle with his father & brothers, John & James

William Eckford married Elizabeth Muir at the Presbyterian Church, Denbie; Hunter District; Maitland; Morpeth; Paterson; Singleton
W. Eckford married Elizabeth Clift* at the Presbyterian Church, Denbie; Hunter District; Maitland; Morpeth; Paterson; Singleton

William Eckford, son of William & Mary, died 1891, regd Maitland East – 1891 8819

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)
###Index to the Papers of the Colonial Secretary 1788- 1825 – Archives Authority of NSW 1989
*A Register of Pioneer Families – vol.2 – The 1788-1820 Pioneer Association Inc 1995