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LAYCOCK, Hannah (1758 -1831)
Arrived in the Gorgon in September 1791 with her husband Thomas Laycock Senior (1756? - 1809), senior sergeant and quartermaster of the New South Wales Corps. She returned to England in 1805 while her husband remained in the colony. Following his death on 27 December 1809 she returned to New South Wales in September 1810 and settled at King's Grove, the 500-acre land grant she had received from Governor King in 1804 (and which she had named after him). The present suburb of Kingsgrove includes the original estate. Hannah Laycock died in Sydney on 12 May 1831.
LEWIN, John William (1770 -1819)
[see Australian Dictionary of Biography 1788 -1850 Vol.2 pp.111-112; and Dictionary of Australian Artists: Painters, Sketchers, Photographers and Engravers to 1870. (ed. Joan Kerr) pp.465-467.
LEWIN, William Arden (c.1809 - ?)
The infant son of John William Lewin. The farm in the Minto district (Macquarie Fields) visited by Macquarie in 1810 was held in his name not his father, John Lewin.
LUTTRELL, Edward (1756 -1824)
[see Australian Dictionary of Biography 1788 -1850 Vol.2 pp.139 -140].
LYCETT, Joseph Lycett (c.1775-1828)
[see Dictionary of Australian Artists: Painters, Sketchers, Photographers and Engravers to 1870. (ed. Joan Kerr) pp.482-484].
MACARTHUR, Elizabeth (c.1767 -1850)
Pastoralist, businesswoman, wife of John Macarthur.
[see Australian Dictionary of Biography 1788 -1850 Vol.2 pp.144 -147].
MACARTHUR, Hannibal (1788 -1861)
Pastoralist, politician and businessman.
Son of James Macarthur, elder brother of John Macarthur.
[see Australian Dictionary of Biography 1788-1850 Vol.2 pp.147 -149].
MACARTHUR, John (1767 -1834)
Military officer (in the N.S.W. Corps), pastoralist.
[see Australian Dictionary of Biography 1788-1850 Vol.2 pp.153 -159].
MACLAINE, John (c.1792 -1818)
Lachlan Macquarie's cousin (second eldest son of Murdoch Maclaine, 18th laird of Lochbuy) and nephew of Elizabeth Macquarie (her sister, Jane Campbell, was married to Murdoch Maclaine) .
Arrived in Sydney on board the Dromedary as an ensign in the 73rd Regiment in 1809. Promoted to Lieutenant in 1812 and succeeded Captain Antill as Macquarie's aide- de-camp. Returned to England in 1814 and after military service in Europe with the 73rd Regiment was posted to Ceylon where he was killed in action in January 1818.
[see Profile: John Maclaine].
MACQUARIE, Hector (c.1794 -1845)
Lachlan Macquarie's nephew.
[see Profile: Hector Macquarie].
The only Macquarie (except the Governor and Lieutenant Hector Macquarie.) found in N.S.W. in 1821 is Peter Macquarie, who had four children baptised at St. Philip's between November 15th 1818 and January 16th 1825. This is the period during which the 48th Regiment was stationed here. In the regimental Muster records there is a Sergeant Peter McWharrie (also spelt Wharrie) who was one of 14 soldiers who transferred from the 48th Regiment to the 40th Regiment in 1824. (He had been serving in Van Diemen's Land). He returned to the depot in England in 1826.
MANNERS SUTTON, Charles(1780 -1845)
Judge-advocate-general and politician.
[Later appointed 1st Viscount Canterbury 1835].
Became a member of the House of Commons in 1806 (MP Scarborough 1806 -1832; Cambridge University 1832 - 1835); judge-advocate-general 1809 -1817; appointed Speaker of the House of Commons on 2 June 1817 (held position until December 1834).
[see The House of Commons 1790 -1820: IV Members G-P. London, Secker & Warburg, 1986 pp.536 - 539].
Assistant cook. Convict servant to the Macquaries.
'Martin' is a Christian name for Martin Lawlor, as is 'Joseph', for Joseph Bigg, mentioned in the same sentence of the 1821 journal of the trip to Newcastle and Port Macquarie.
[see Profile: Martin Lawlor].
McCALLUM, Dr. Daniel
Political prisoner (arrived on the Friendship on 16 February 1800).
Dr. McCallum was emancipated on July 21st 1801 to enable him to practise as a surgeon. The farm mentioned by Macquarie comprised portions 28, 30 and 48 of the parish of Holdsworthy, on the Georges River. McCallum was well respected and died at Sydney on 5 August 1818.
Andrew McDougall was a former naval purser.
Arrived as a free settler on the Barwell on 18 May 1798, and received a grant of 150 acres at Baulkham Hills on 12 November 1799. His farm was called Roxburgh Place. He died on 20 March 1824.
Overseer of woodcutters at Port Macquarie.
The 1822 Muster lists, "Joseph McManus, Surry, Public Works, Port Macquarie."
MEEHAN, James (1774 -1826)
Irish political prisoner, surveyor, explorer and settler.
Arrived on the Friendship on 16 February 1800. In April 1800 he was assigned to Charles Grimes, Acting SurveyorGeneral. He accompanied Grimes (and Barrallier) on an exploration of the Hunter River in 1801, and to Port Phillip and King Island in 1802-1803. From 1803 to 1820 Meehan surveyed every farm measured in N.S.W. and travelled extensively throughout Van Diemen's Land. He was Acting Surveyor until the arrival of John Oxley as Surveyor-General in 1812, and Deputy Surveyor General from 1812 until his resignation in 1821. He accompanied Macquarie on a number of his 'tours of inspection' and earned the respect and approbation of the governor for his efforts and commitment to his duties. He died at 'Macquarie Fields' on 21 April 1826, aged 52.
[see Australian Dictionary of Biography 1788-1850 Vol.2 pp.219-220]; O'DONNELL, Ruth and REECE, Bob. "'A Valuable Man': James Meehan, United Irishman." in Ireland and Australia, 1798-1998: studies in culture, identity and migration. (eds.) Philip Bull et al. Sydney: Crossing Press, 2000 pp.48-63; DAWSON, Tony. James Meehan: a most excellent surveyor.Sydney: Crossing Press, 2004; TARDIF, Phillip. James Bowen's Hobart: the beginning of European settlement in Tasmania. Hobart: Tasmanian Historical Research Association, 2003 pp.76-85; 105-113 and 184-187.
MOORE, John (c.1796 -1877)
Servant to the Macquaries.
[see Profile: John Moore].
MOORE, Nancy (c.1798 -1871)
Servant to the Macquaries.
[see Profile: Nancy Moore].
MOORE, Thomas (1762 -1840)
Sailor, boatbuilder, farmer, magistrate and philanthropist.
Thomas Moore arrived by the Britannia in 1792, and was worked as Government Boatbuilder from 2 September 1796 to 11 October 1809. He resigned to become a settler at Georges River on a grant of 750 acres, half of which he had purchased in 1805, and received an additional grant of 1,300 acres in 1809; these grants were confirmed by Macquarie in 1810.
He was appointed as a magistrate for the Liverpool district on 17 May 1810 and he was reappointed to this post each year until 1820, when his jurisdiction was extended throughout the whole County of Cumberland, and in 1821 he became a magistrate for New South Wales. Moore remained at Liverpool until his death on 24 December l840.
[see Australian Dictionary of Biography 1788-1850 Vol.2 pp.254 -255].c.1796-1877)
NEALE, John (1797 -1875 )
Guide to Macquarie.
Born in Sydney on 19 October 1797. Eldest son of William Neale (c.1764 -1840) who served in the 102nd Regiment 1794 -1810 and Sarah Townsend (c.1773 - ) who was convicted of highway robbery in 1793, both arrived in Sydney on board the Surprize in 1794.
John Neale was one of five children - William James (b.1799 -), Sarah Matilda (b.1801 -), George (b.1804 -) and Mary Ann (b.1811 -). He later became overseer to Richard Brooks at Denham Court.
[see Profile: John Neale].
O'CONNELL, Lieut.-Col. Maurice Charles (1768 - 1848)
Soldier, commanding officer of 73rd Regiment.
[see Australian Dictionary of Biography 1788-1850 Vol.2 pp.294 -296].
Commander/master of John Bull - bound for Bengal in 1822 with Macquarie's gift of two emus for the Marquis of Hastings (Governor-General of India). [see Profile: Benjamin Orman].
OXLEY, John (c.1785 -1828)
PALMER, George (1784 -1854)
Surveyor-general and explorer.
[see Australian Dictionary of Biography 1788 -1850 Vol.2 pp.305 -307].
[see Australian Dictionary of Biography 1788 -1850 Vol.2 pp.308 -309].
PALMER, John (1760 -1833)
[see Australian Dictionary of Biography 1788 -1850 Vol.2 pp.309 -311].
PASCO, John (1774-1853)
Commander of H.M. ship Hindostan in 1809-1810.
[see: Profile: John Pasco]
British consul at St Salvador, Brazil.
PITT, Mary (1748 -1815)
Widow of Robert Pitt.
Arrived in the Canada 14 December 1801, with her son, Thomas Matcham Pitt, and daughters Lucy, Susannah, Esther, and Jemima. Mother and son were given adjoining grants of 100 acres each in 1802 within two miles of the present town of Richmond. Mary Pitt was a cousin of George Matcham, who married Catherine, sister of Lord Nelson. On the strength of this relationship land grants were made on 1 November 1808 to Jemima Pitt (500 acres at Strathfield), James Wilshire (husband of Esther Pitt) (570 acres at Strathfield), and William Faithfull (husband of Susannah Pitt)(1,000 acres at Burwood), "in consequence of a strong recommendation from the late illustrious and lamented Admiral Lord Viscount Nelson to His Excellency Governor King, and of no grant having hitherto been made in compliance therewith". These grants were confirmed by Governor Macquarie 1 January 1810 and the Macquaries visited Mary Pitt's farm on 5 December 1810. She died on 7 November 1815, aged 67.
POWELL, Edward (1762 -1814)
Powell established his Half Way House on the Parramatta Road on Liberty Plains. He had first come to New South Wales as a seaman on the Lady Juliana in 1790. He returned as one of the first group of free settlers in the Bellona in 1793. Visited by the Macquaries in 1810.
[see Australian Dictionary of Biography 1788-1850 Vol.2 pp.347 - 348].
PRITCHARD, Samuel (fl.1750 -1813)
Master of H.M. Storeship Dromedary. Served in the Royal Navy for almost 50 years. Commanded the Dromedary during the Macquarie's voyage to New South Wales in 1809. Married Ruth Ann White on 17 July 1784 at Saint Andrew By The Wardrobe, London, England. Three sons and a grandson also served in the Royal Navy - two sons fought at the battle of Trafalgar on 21 October 1805: Richard Davison Pritchard (1788-1849) on board the Royal Sovereign and John White Pritchard (d.1851) on the Britannia.
Samuel Pritchard died on 3 September 1813 whilst in command of the Dromedary.
[see: Admiralty: Service Records, Registers, Returns and Certificates ADM 6/351 ff. 301-305. Ruth Ann Pritchard, widow of Samuel Pritchard, Master Royal Navy who died 3 Sep 1813; International Genealogical Index; Byrne, William R. A Naval Biographical Dictionary London: Murray, 1849; Mackenzie, Robert H. The Trafalgar Roll London: George Allen, 1913.
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