THE 1788 – 1820 PIONEER ASSOCIATION INC.

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

William Reynolds/Sterling

Born: c1803.
Status: Free, born in the colony.
Married: ?Eleanor Austin in 1833 at Parramatta, N.S.W.
Occupation: Constable
Died: ?1878 in Gunning, N.S.W.
Buried:
Father: Richard Reynolds
Mother: Sarah Sterling

Profile:
Before the Macquarie era William was born in the Colony – baptism not found.

During the Macquarie era William, born in the Colony, son of Richard Reynolds ‘Atlantic’ 1791, assistant constable at Windsor; on 30 June 1820 he sent a Memorial to the Col. Sec.###

After the Macquarie era William was appointed as assistant district constable to his father, Richard Reynolds on 20 April 1822. In May 1822 he was appointed constable, district of Lower Wilberforce & in December his servant was victualled at H M Stores at Windsor. He sent letters re his salary on 14 January & 10 February 1823. In May 1824 his father sent a Memorial to the Col. Sec. In January & July 1825 William was district constable at Lower Wilberforce, N.S.W.###

1822 Muster: William Reynolds, 19, BC, Constable, Windsor, N.S.W.

1823,24,25 Muster: William Sterling, 19, BC, Son of Richard Reynolds, Wilberforce, N.S.W. – Alias William Reynolds

Not found in the 1828 Census
?William Reynolds married Eleanor Austin at St John’s CE, Parramatta – V1833 23 17
William Reynolds, son of Richard & Sarah died 1878, registered at Gunning – 1878 10623

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