Samuel Young and Ann Eades
1. Elizabeth Young 1800 - 1829
2. William Young 1802 - 1866
3. Ann Young 1804 - 1822
4. Mary Young 1806 - 1859
5. Charlotte Mary Ann Young 1809 - 1838
6. Sarah Young 1812 - 1822
7. Susannah Young 1816 - 1823
8. Lucy Young 1817 - 1817
9. John Young 1820 - 1848
10. Charles Young 1823 - 1888
Two more children were born in the colony, Elizabeth 1792, Viana Brackenrig 1795. Catherine's husband Joseph drowned in Sydney harbour on 21 January 1796. A benefit performance of "The Fair Penitent or Fatal Curiosity" by George Lillis was staged for the widow's benefit in Sydney's recently opened theatre, raising a sum of 12 pounds.
Joseph Eades was buried at Sydney on 24 January 1796 aged 27 years, having drowned in Sydney Harbour the day before. Collins wrote that he had fallen from a rock into the water while cutting rushes for a thatched roof of the hut in which he lived with his wife and five small children. Collins wrote that he was "a quiet man and a good soldier". see "The Second Fleet, Britain's Grim Convict Armada of 1790" by Michael Flynn 1993 p257.
The Brackenrig Family
Catherine bore three children to James Brackenrig, (Charles James in 1797; Sarah in 1801; John in 1804). Her burial was registered at St John's Parramatta on 25 November 1804, her youngest child John was baptised on the same, perhaps her death had been caused by a difficult childbirth. Although the BDM Indexes for NSW does not list any births in that year, Michael Flynn proposes that Catherine died giving birth to twins, John and Jane Brackenrig.
When Phillip returned to England for respite in December 1792, Grose was left in charge. Grose immediately abandoned Phillip's plans for governing the colony. A staunch military man, he established military rule and set out to secure the authority of the Corps. He abolished the civilian courts and transferred the magistrates to the authority of Captain Joseph Foveaux. After the poor crops of 1793 he cut the rations of the convicts but not those of the Corps, overturning Phillip's policy of equal rations for all. In a connived attempt to improve agricultural production and make the colony more self-sufficient, Grose turned away from collective farming and made generous land grants to officers of the Corps. They were also provided with government-fed and clothed convicts as farm labour.
James Brackenrig was born in Hamilton Lanark Scotland, and arrived on the Supply in 1791. The record of the Muster held at the Archives in UK shows he enlisted on 22nd March 1791
In 1810, he was listed on the Chelsea Records as serving in Capt Brabyn's Compy Of Ns Ws Royal Veterans, when he was discharged. James Brackenrig was then no doubt involved in the Rum Rebellion.
In 1839, aged 71, he was entitled to a pension
New South Wales Corps
Regiment / service number as transcribed
New So Wales Vetn Co
He served almost 50 years in the Military
He was a member of the 102nd Foot Brigade in NSW
In September 1801 he was one of the four officers who examined John Macarthur's pistols before his duel with William Paterson; they discovered defects which were thought to justify Macarthur's extraordinary action in loading them himself when the duel took place. Despite Brabyn's part in this affair, next month he was granted 200 acres (81 ha) by Governor Philip Gidley King. On 14 October 1802 he married Sarah Denison née Howard, the widow of a free settler. Next year he was stationed at Parramatta, where he bought more land, and in March 1804 he won praise from King for helping to quell the Irish convict rising.
After his return to Sydney, Brabyn played an important part in events leading to the deposition of Governor William Bligh in January 1808, for he was a member of the court whose actions at the trial of John Macarthur precipitated the governor's 'arrest' by the military. By continuing to side with Macarthur after the 'rebellion', he incurred the wrath of Major George Johnston, but in November 1808 when an officer was needed at Port Dalrymple, Brabyn, whose promotion to captain had been gazetted in February, was sent to take charge there. Although Paterson thought his discipline too severe, Brabyn carefully obeyed his instructions, pressed on with government buildings, and proved to be one of the best of a poor lot of commandants at Port Dalrymple. He was replaced by Major Gordon in January 1810 and returned to England with the 102nd Regiment.
In January 1812 he returned to Sydney in the Guildford with William Lawson and Archibald Bell, to join the newly formed New South Wales Veteran Company. In March 1816 he expressed the wish to become a settler and Lachlan Macquarie granted Mrs Brabyn 500 acres (202 ha) at Evan.
Brabyn himself went to England. The War Office would not allow him to sell his commission, but as a perquisite the commander-in-chief promised to recommend him for a grant. He returned in the Larkins in command of the guard, with permission to receive the usual indulgences as a settler.
In 1819 he took up a grant of 1200 acres (485 ha) at Prospect and became an industrious farmer.
Not until 1824 was he allowed to retire from the Veterans, but then did so on full pay. He had been appointed to the bench at Windsor in January 1818 and in 1824 reported favourably on the working of trial by jury in courts of sessions. He was one of the founders and keen supporters of the Hawkesbury Benevolent Society, a trustee of the Windsor Charitable Institution, vice-president of the Windsor Bible Association and on the committee of the Agricultural Society. He resigned from the magistracy in 1829 and died at his home, York Lodge, in Windsor on 1 August 1835.
In 1845 his widow complained to Governor Sir George Gipps that her pension of £50 had been stopped in order to satisfy a claim for six cows lent by the government to her husband in 1811; in a generous moment the Colonial Office ordered that her pension be fully paid. One of Brabyn's daughters married the son of Samuel Marsden; another, by a former marriage, married Peter Mills at Launceston.
The land grants and first settlers of BurwoodThe earliest recorded settler in Burwood was Sarah Nelson, a free settler who arranged her own passage to Sydney in 1791 after her husband, Isaac Nelson, was convicted and sentenced to seven years penal servitude. Sarah's tiny farm was situated on the spot now called Malvern Hill. It must have been a lonely place in those days because there was no Liverpool Road and the only access to Sydney was a bush track leading out onto Parramatta Road, a little to the east of Cheltenham Road.
Sarah's fate is not recorded, but the 1828 muster shows that Isaac had remarried and had his own farm at Lower Minto.
Sarah Nelson's earliest neighbour was James Brackenrig, a private soldier in the New South Wales Corps. In 1794, he received a grant in an area then called York Place. His land was bounded by Parramatta Road and the present day streets of Queen, Lang and Acton. Brackenrig did not occupy his farm for long. He had moved to Parramatta by 1806 and his land was eventually absorbed into Joseph Underwood's huge estate of Ashfield Park.
From details of the Old Bailey Sessions themselves, it seems Joseph's crimes of stealing occurred on the night of
In some cases as indeed may have occurred for Joseph, an original sentence is withdrawn because the prisoner agreed to serve, or a defendant who has been sentenced to death was pardoned on condition of service. After spending three years aboard a hulk, joining such service in the guise of the Police Corps headed for
Joseph may have previously married Elizabeth Smith on
A famous son of Deritend who worshipped at St John's was John Rogers. The son of a local lorimer, born c1500, he attended the Guild School, the Old Crown and went on to Cambridge University. Here he became a priest working with William Tyndale and Miles Coverdale translating the Bible into English. For his protestant views he was burnt at the stake at Smithfield on 4 February 1555, the first protestant martyr under Queen Mary.