THE PEOPLE IN THE LIFE AND TIMES OF LACHLAN AND ELIZABETH MACQUARIE
Joseph Samuel Varney
Born: c1793 at Middlesex, England.
Arrived: 11 February 1819.
Vessel: Baring (2)
Status: Convict, 7 years transportation.
Married: Clara Saunders 1835/1836? at Sydney, N.S.W.
Died: 26 August 1890 at Hillside, Victoria.
Buried: 28 August 1890 at Lindenow, Victoria.
Father: John Varney.
Profile: Joseph Varney was tried at Surrey Quarter Sessions on the 23 October 1818 for stealing and was sentenced to 7 years transportation. He was a shoemaker by trade. He married Clara Saunders but both Clara and Joseph had previous liaisons. Clara had four children to George Harvey and Joseph had a daughter with a Mary. No children were born to Joseph and Clara during the Macquarie Era. After the Macquarie Era children born were: Joseph Samuel b.1838, Charles b.1839, William b.1841, Eliza b.1842, Alfred b.1844, John b.1845, Esther b.1847, Harriet b.1848, Emily b.1850, Thomas Edward b.1854, Lydia Jane b.1857.
Reference: A Register of Pioneer Families Vol.1 p.554
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