THE 1788 - 1820 PIONEER ASSOCIATION INC.

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

William Farthing

Born: c1796  in Bath, England.
Arrived: 16th October 1814.
Vessel: Somersetshire.
Status: Convict, life.
Occupation: Printer.
Married: Mary Wilkinson on the 20th February 1820 at Castlereagh, N.S.W.
Died: c1886 at Greta, N.S.W.
Buried: 

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During the Macquarie era the following child was born to William and Mary:-
Ann born c1810.

After the Macquarie era the following childern were born to William and Mary:-
Elizabeth born c1822.
Sarah born c1824.
Charlotte born c1824.

William was convicted at the Old Bailey on a charge of larceny, he had 24 earlier convictions including a similar case six days earlier. William was 19 years old. William married in 1820 and was living at Windsor, when he was charged with being an accessory to a robbery committed in the house of David Weir at Castlereagh; he was sentenced to Port Macquarie to continue the terms of his original life sentence. He was transported to Port Macquarie per Sally 8th January 1825. He was released and returned to Sydney 3rd December 1825. He was still living in Sydney in 1828. By 1837 he was employed by Charles Blaxland at Merton. He died at Greta aged 91 Years.                                                                 

Contributed by Association Member, Rex Webb.

Reference:
Convict Indents.
Musters of NSW 1822 – 1837.
Census of NSW 1828.
Colonial Secretary’s Correspondence.
NSW BDM Register.

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