Barlow Crew - boy Dragon 4 Jan 1832 Hobart New Zealand
Brown Manuel Seaman Dragon 4 Jan 1832 Hobart New Zealand
Butterworth William Seaman Dragon 4 Jan 1832 Hobart New Zealand
Clements George Seaman Dragon 4 Jan 1832 Hobart New Zealand
Cuthbert John Seaman Dragon 4 Jan 1832 Hobart New Zealand
Dowdell Charles Mate Dragon 4 Jan 1832 Hobart New Zealand
Francis George Seaman Dragon 4 Jan 1832 Hobart New Zealand
Garraty Charles Crew - boy Dragon 4 Jan 1832 Hobart New Zealand
Gifford George Seaman Dragon 4 Jan 1832 Hobart New Zealand
Harwood Arthur Seaman Dragon 4 Jan 1832 Hobart New Zealand
Hog John Seaman Dragon 4 Jan 1832 Hobart New Zealand
Hosie James Seaman Dragon 4 Jan 1832 Hobart New Zealand
Johnston Gabriel Seaman Dragon 4 Jan 1832 Hobart New Zealand
Jukes William Seaman Dragon 4 Jan 1832 Hobart New Zealand
Mayberry William Boatsteerer Dragon 4 Jan 1832 Hobart New Zealand
Nash John Seaman Dragon 4 Jan 1832 Hobart New Zealand
Rattenbury John Crew - boy Dragon 4 Jan 1832 Hobart New Zealand
Rattenbury Samsom William Mr Master Dragon 4 Jan 1832 Hobart New Zealand
Renny Robert Seaman Dragon 4 Jan 1832 Hobart New Zealand
Life on Bruni Island
"He really didn't pay for anything," she said. "His wife did the decorating and he even had a timber pit to do the pews."
Ms Smythe said the church was officiated by a visiting minister at specific times of the year and for special religious ceremonies. "[Lawrence] was very concerned for the moral wellbeing for the people of Bruny Island," Ms Smythe said. In its heyday, St Peter's performed weddings, baptisms and funerals. Overlooking the water, it appears to be in an oddly isolated place for a busy church. "What people forget is worshippers came by water," Ms Smythe said.
Horse and cart was another method of travel for many on the island, while some locals walked to church and back for lack of other options. For nearly 50 years St Peter's served the population of Bruny Island until it was replaced by a church at Barnes Bay.
Housed in the Bruni Island Historical Bligh Museum are pages and pages of notes on the families.
There was a system in Queensland, whereby Mr Jordan, the Immigration Agent, visited UK to entice settlers to take up new lands in Queensland. This shipment was wrecked.
Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), Tuesday 31 July 1866, page 4
With his wife Mary Bateman, a convict from the Lady Juliana, and six children, and 300 ewes, Guest went to Port Dalrymple but, not wishing to join the five Norfolk Islanders already at Norfolk Plains (Longford), they continued to the Derwent and landed there in September 1805. Thus he was the first Norfolk Islander to settle in the south and the first to introduce sheep into Van Diemen's Land, though he had lost a 'considerable part' of them en route.
He was offered accommodation at New Town but preferred to use a warehouse built by William Collins and lent by Captain Forrest, while he began negotiations for 424 acres (172 ha) to which he considered he was entitled. On 1 January 1806 he was granted twenty-four acres (10 ha) near Macquarie Point, but since there was no school for his children he proposed to return to England. Stating that he would come back, he departed with his family for Sydney almost immediately, and arrived there on 15 February. He was there to sign an address to Governor William Bligh in September 1806; some time afterwards he returned to Hobart Town. On 12 September 1808 his daughter, after whom Sarah Island in Macquarie Harbour was named by James Kelly in 1815, was married to Thomas Birch. On 8 July 1809 Bligh, on board the Porpoise at the Derwent, recorded that Guest and another had supplied them with fresh provisions.
After Governor Lachlan Macquarie arrived Guest was constantly engaged in controversy over claims for land. For three years he occupied a farm belonging to a settler named Pitt thinking that formalities for its transfer to him were being completed in Sydney; then he found that the title meantime had been vested in another and he received little compensation for the improvements he had made.
About 1812 he let several small houses, on allotments near the Town Rivulet opposite the site of the market, to the government as barracks for the 73rd Regiment. During one of his frequent absences in Sydney and at the time of the detachment's departure these building were demolished, the land remeasured and wrongly conveyed to S. Gunn, Anthony Fenn Kemp and George Gatehouse.
He sought compensation for this and for land taken to widen streets and open new ones. On 1 May 1818 by decision of a board of inquiry he was to receive £400, 300 acres (121 ha), cattle, other town allotments and a year's rations for his family to cover all his claims, but he remained dissatisfied. On 21 December Macquarie wrote to Lieutenant-Governor William Sorell: 'I regret to find that the claims of that tiresome man George Guest are yet unadjusted to his satisfaction … I shall most readily approve of your final decision on this Man's Claims as I have now been sufficiently plagued and tormented with them for nearly these last nine years'. Sorell at least was still being 'tormented' in March 1820 and, after applying for further grants in 1825, Guest was still negotiating in 1828.
By that time his wife was in the Insane Asylum at Liverpool, New South Wales. In 1825 Guest appears to have opened the Seven Stars Inn in Campbell Street, Hobart. He died on 23 March 1841.
Mary Bateman (1773-1829) born in London, and as a 15 year old was tried at the Old Bailey on 7 May 1788 for the theft of a silver watch. She was sentenced to 7 years transportation to New South Wales and travelled with the Second Fleet on Lady Juliana arriving in Sydney Cove on 3 June 1790 and later sent with other female convicts to Norfolk Island on 7 August 1790 aboard Surprise.
On 5 November 1791 George and Mary were married by the Reverend Richard Johnson and had five children by 1804. George and Mary with Edward Risby were independent of stores of meat by September 1792 because a sow he provided for 4 pounds produced a litter of ten.
By October George was settled on 12 acres, six of which was plough-able and sold his lot in November 1794 for 22 pounds. Over the next few years he bought and sold leases and grants, sold stores to government and increased his stock of animals. In earlier years he had suffered floggings for a variety of small crimes, neglect of duty, once for employing two convicts without leave, an early sign of his developing entrepreneurial skills.
In 1805 with his wife Mary Bateman, four children, Sarah b 1792, George b 1794, John born 1799, William b1804 (baby Mary died in 1804) and 300 ewes, George went to Port Dalrymple (Launceston Tasmania), but not wishing to join the five Norfolk Islanders already at Norfolk Plains (Longford), they continued to the Derwent on the Sydney with Lt Lord and landed there in November 1805. So George was the first Norfolk Islander to settle in the south and the first to introduce sheep into Van Diemen’s Land