THE PEOPLE IN THE LIFE AND
TIMES OF LACHLAN AND ELIZABETH MACQUARIE
Born: c.1779 at Staffordshire, England.
Arrived Sydney: 23rd January 1822.
Status: Convict, 14 years transportation.
Occupation: Gun Lockmaker.
During the Macquarie era George was tried at Surrey
Assizes for uttering forged notes & after his arrival his
assignment is not known.
After the Macquarie era George in not listed in the 1822 Muster. He
is listed in a Road Party at Parramatta in the 1823/4/5 Muster.
In February 1827 George was the assistant Overseer in the Castle
Hill Iron Gang when he was charged with theft & ordered to work in
irons for 3 months in the same gang, which was working on the Great
north Road. In the 1828 Census he is listed in Road Gang 13 at
Parramatta. In April 1830 he was in gaol & went to work in Iron
Gang 1 at Jock’s Bridge.
George received his Certificate of Freedom in August 1834.
Research is ongoing.
Researched and submitted by Association Member, F O’Donnell.