Presentation on theme: "My husband was a merchant and customs agent. He was born in 1813 at Tranby Yorkshire. He studied commerce and went to sea."— Presentation transcript:
My husband was a merchant and customs agent. He was born in 1813 at Tranby Yorkshire. He studied commerce and went to sea.
In 1831, he was working at St. Catherine Docks, London. In 1845, we were married at Christ Church St. Laurence. We resided at Petersleigh which stood opposite St. Peters Church.
At St Peters Church there is a memorial window for our daughter, Ethel Mary.
I arrived in Sydney on the “Tellicherry” in 1806 with my mother, Mary Cooper. I married my wife Mary Galloway in Unfortunately, she died in 1834 while giving birth to our daughter, Hannah.
I married again in 1836 to a girl called Mary Cullen. In1838, I purchased 8 acres of land in Marrickville, which I called Frankfort Park.
Mary and I had 6 children called Thomas, Robert, Emma, Albert, Victoria and John. Mary died in 1848 leaving me a widower once again.
I married one last time to a girl called Mary Ann Curtin in 1849 and had 3 children with her called Joseph, Mary and Frances. I am a successful businessman with concerns in Newtown. Mary Ann died in 1880.
I was born in 1792 and died in I am the son of a watch maker and goldsmith. I left Scotland in 1811 to take up a job in London. I migrated to New South Wales in 1823.
I owned a couple of houses in Sydney including a grand mansion at Potts Point. I built Tempe House on the banks of Cooks River and lived there. I was a wealthy merchant.
Unfortunately, I was bankrupt by the depression of the 1840s. I died on the 21st of October Sadly, no notices of my death appeared in any Sydney newspapers.
I am buried at St. Peters Church graveyard but there is no record of the location of my gravestone.