THE PEOPLE IN THE LIFE AND
TIMES OF LACHLAN AND ELIZABETH MACQUARIE
in Essex County, England. Arrived Sydney: 11th
Status: Convict, transported for life. Common Wife: Ann Lane.
Died: 30th June 1842.
Buried: c1842 Wesleyan Section, Devonshire Street Cemetery, Sydney. Father:
Prior to the Macquarie era the following child was born to John and
John Lane born 30th September 1809.
John Innis, Ennis or Ennes was born about 1762 in Essex County, England
and with George Ennes
pleaded not guilty to break and enter the premises of Joshua Waldon and
stealing 56 yards of linen valued at 5 pounds and 12 shillings. Also 15
yards of cotton valued at 22 shillings, 15 pairs of breeches valued at
6 pounds, 55 yards of ferret, valued at 3 pounds 14 shillings and 9
pence. George was found guilty and sentenced to seven years.
John was found guilty of stealing two sacks of rubble, valued at 16
shillings and 6 pence, the property of John Story. Ferret is stout
cotton or silk tape. Rubble is waste fragments of stone, brick etc.
from old houses used as fill in for walls.
John was found guilty and sentenced to be hanged by the neck until
dead. This was later reprieved and sentenced to transportation for
life. He arrived in the colony on the convict ship "Glatton" 11 March
1803 and was assigned to the Parramarta area. By 1806 he was working as
John Inns with his ticket of leave. He moved to Sydney, where he
apparently took up with Ann Lane not long after her arrival in Sydney
on 15 November 1808. They had a son John Lane and this was the start of
the Lane family in Australia.
The 1811 muster shows him as John Ennis and in Sydney. He was still
there in 1814, shown as John Innis a shopkeeper and off Government
supporting himself. On 31 January he was issued with his conditional
pardon in Sydney. The 1822 Muster shows him as John Ennis, a
householder in Sydney
with his pardon, as he still is in 1825 and 1828 census when he was
shown as being 66
years of age and in his house in Pitt Street, Sydney..
He died 30th June 1842 in Sydney and buried at the Wesleyan Cemetery in
Sydney that is now Central Railway Station. His remains were
re-interred at Gore Hill Cemetery.
Submitted by Association Member, Ken
A Register of Pioneer Families, Volume 2, Pages 447 to 452, published
by The 1788 - 1820 Pioneer Association Inc.
N.S.W. Musters 1811, 1814, 1822, 1825. Census of New South Wales, November
1828, Ed. by Malcolm R. Sainty and Keith A. Johnson. Keith
A. Johnson and Malcolm R. Sainty, Sydney Burial Ground 1819 - 1901. The 1788 - 1820 Pioneer Gazette, January 2012, Pages 10 and 11.