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GORDON, George Alexander
Major in 73rd Regiment; commandant at Port Dalrymple from February 1810 until September 1812, when he was relieved by Captain John Ritchie. Major Gordon joined the 73rd Regiment as a lieutenant on 25 October 1794, and was known for his somewhat eccentric behaviour. He departed for Ceylon on board the transport General Hewitt in April 1814 and was forced to resign his commission in 1816 when found drunk while on duty.

GUISE, Richard
Owned a farm in the Minto district known as Casula. Died in 1821 and was buried in the new cemetery at Liverpool on 18 April.


HARREX, James Proctor. (also spelt HORRAX) (1766 -1825)
Contractor to the Government for roads and bridges. Transported from Suffolk for 14 years in 1795. Arrived on the Ganges on 2 June 1797. Married Frances Sarah Taber at St. Philip's, Sydney, on 3 February 1807. His children, baptised either at St. Philip's, Sydney, or at St. John's, Parramatta, were entered as 'Harrex', though the Rev. Samuel Marsden in some cases misspelt the name as 'Harrax'.
In his journal entry (1815) Macquarie spells his name as 'Horrax', however the spelling 'Harrex' is consistently used in the records.
His land grant, 28 December 1809, regranted 1810, 200 acres, portion 17, parish of Manangle, was made out in the name of 'Harrex'. He was buried in St. John's cemetery, Parramatta, on 9 May 1825, aged 56. and the entry the St John's Register, as well as the inscription on his tombstone records his name as 'Harrex'.

HASSALL, James, Jonathan, and Samuel Otoo
Sons of Rowland Hassall, the London Missionary Society missionary, all had grazing land near Bathurst in 1821. James was at O'Connell Plains, Jonathan and Samuel Otoo were at Macquarie Plains. Grants were subsequently issued to all three. Macquarie refers here to James Hassall's land.

HASSALL, Rowland (1768 - 1820)
Missionary preacher and landholder.
Arrived in Sydney in 1798 from Tahiti where he had been working since 1796 as an artisan missionary (carpenter) for the London Missionary Society. In 1800 appointed as government storekeeper at Parramatta and Toongabbie.By 1808 had acquired 1300 acres, including a grant of 400 acres at Camden. In 1814 he was appointed superintendent of government stock which included the management of the Cowpastures.
He acquired land holdings totalling 3000 acres around Parramatta, Dundas, Prospect, Mulgrave Place, Cook and Bringelly. He died at Parramatta on 28 August 1820.
[see Australian Dictionary of Biography 1788-1850 Vol.1 pp.521-522].

HASTINGS, Marquess of (1754 - 1826)
Francis Rawdon-Hastings, 1st Marquis, Governor-General of India and Commander-in-Chief (1813 -21).
Eldest son of John Rawdon, the first Earl of Moira. Served with distinction in the British army during the American War of Independence, though noted for his severity and strong disciplinary attitude; received a peerage in 1783; fought in Belgium against the French in 1794; in 1803 he became Commander-in-Chief in Scotland; was made Master of Ordnance in 1806 and went to India in 1813 to replace Lord Minto as Governor-General. Hastings pursued a vigorous expansionist policy during his administration and extended considerably the frontiers of British India. The Marquess, and his wife Lady Flora, were at the centre of Calcutta society.
He resigned in 1821, but in 1824 accepted the governorship of Malta. He died at sea in 1826.
[See entry in Dictionary of National Biography Vol.IX pp.117-122].

HOLT, Joseph (1756 -1826)
Irish political prisoner (arrived on the Minerva 11 January 1800), and farmer. Holt always claimed that as a political prisoner he was a free man as long as he did not leave the Colony. His wife and son accompanied him to N.S.W. He was arrested for alleged implication in the Irish rising of 1803 and sent to Norfolk Island in 1804. He returned via Hobart in February 1806 and in 1809 received a grant in the Cabramatta district. He received a free pardon from Macquarie on 31 December 1811 and left the Colony in 1812 to return to Ireland.
[see Australian Dictionary of Biography 1788-1850 Vol.1 pp.550 -551].

HUME, Andrew Hamilton (1762 - 1849)
Superintendent of convicts and farmer.
Arrived in Sydney on board the Lady Juliana in June 1790. [see Australian Dictionary of Biography 1788-1850 Vol.1 pp.563 -564].


Passenger on the Surry in 1822.

JARVIS, Elizabeth (1822 - 1894)
Daughter of George and Mary (nee Jelly) Jarvis.

JARVIS, George (c.1790 - 1825)
Indian manservant to Lachlan Macquarie.

JARVIS, Mary (nee Jelly>(c.1790 - 1855)
Wife of George Jarvis, maidservant to Elizabeth Macquarie.
[see Profile: Mary Jarvis]

JOHNSTON, David (1798 - 1866)
Third eldest son of Lt. Col. George Johnston (former NSW Corps) and Esther Abrahams/Julian. Appointed Superintendent of Government Stock by Macquarie in February 1820. He accompanied Macquarie during part of his 'Tour of Inspection to the Western and Southern Countries' in October 1820; and also during the 'Tour to the Cowpastures and Illawarra' in January 1822.


KENNEDY, Donald (c.1757 - c.1829)
Convict landholder in Castlereagh district [one of the farms located along the eastern bank of the Nepean (for nine miles) from Penrith towards Richmond].
He was born in Inverness Scotland c.1757 and transported to NSW on the Royal Admiral in 1792. Donald Kennedy's farm of 160 acres, which so attracted Macquarie in 1810, is portion 42, parish of Castlereagh, in the centre of Castlereagh group of farms.

KENT, Lieutenant William George (1788 - ?)
Naval officer.
Kent received several land grants in the Eastern Farms district (Ryde). The farm referred to here was a grant of 1,000 acres on the Cowpastures road. It was issued by William Paterson on 21 February 1809 and was called 'Belvedere'. The grant was disallowed by Macquarie and became part of William Campbell's 2,000 acres, portion 60, parish of Cook.
[see Australian Dictionary of Biography 1788-1850 Vol.2 pp.47 -48].

"Kershaw's farm" was a grant to William Waring, transferred to Joseph Kershaw in 1804. It was portion 38, parish of Wilberforce, on the road from Windsor to Wilberforce.

KING, Anna Josepha (1765 - 1844)
On January 1st 1806, Governor King made grants totalling 2,340 acres to his son Phillip, aged 14, and to his daughters Anna Maria, aged 12, Elizabeth, aged 8, and Mary, aged 11 months. On 1 January 1807, Governor Bligh made a grant of 790 acres to Mrs. King. These farms adjoined one another on the South Creek, north of St. Mary's. They were worked as one property by the widowed Mrs. King, then in England, on behalf of herself and her children. Rowland Hassall was her agent.
[see Australian Dictionary of Biography 1788 -1850 Vol.2 pp.52 -54].

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