William Bucknell, 17761856 (aged 80 years)

Name
William /Bucknell/
Given names
William
Surname
Bucknell
Birth
between 1776 and 1780
Marriage
Immigration
Citation details: Hobart Town Gazette Sat 16 Sep 1826 p. 4
Text:

The Adrian, our readers are aware, sailed some weeks previous to the Earl St Vincent, and brings no late news....Among the passengers by the Adrian are Mr. Bucknell and lady (niece of D'arcy Wentworth, Esq. of Sydney) their numerous family, governess and nurse. This gentleman has been some time expected, having been provided with cabins in the Lady Rowena by the Home Government, which was the reason of that vessel's coming out with her cabins unoccupied. Mr. Bucknell comes out under the sanction of Government, though without holding any official situation, to arrange some water works in contemplation in the other Colony. He has with him, and has sent several hydraulic engines, and has also a steam engine of 25 horse power, now on the voyage, for the purpose of carrying those designs into effect, and no doubt the liberality of our Colonial Government will render every assistance in its power to so useful an undertaking.

Citation details: Sydney Gazette Wed 18 Oct 1826 p. 2
Text:

On Saturday last arrived from England and Hobart Town, the ship Adrian, having left London so long ago as the 18th of April, and Hobart Town on the 5th instant. She brings a cargo of merchandise, and 30 merino sheep out of 100 having lost 70 on the passage. Passengers - ...Mr and Mrs. Bucknell and 7 children...

Census
Text:

Bucknell, William, 48, came free, Adrian, 1826, Protestant, Longreach, Wallis Plains
Bucknell, Martha, 39, came free, Adrian, 1826
4 male and 4 female children

Text:

Bucknell, W.W., came free, Adrian, 1826, Protestant, Elms Hall, Patersons Plns, 4060 acres, 68 acres cleared, 55 acres cultivated, 1 horse, 504 horned cattle, 10 pigs
Bucknell, Mrs, 40
Bucknell, William, 14
Bucknell, Martha, 16
Bucknell, Elisa, 13
Bucknell, Mary Ann, 10
Bucknell, Charles, 7
Bucknell, Kate 5
Bucknell, Adrian, 2, born in the colony
Bucknell, Frank, 6 months, born in the colony

Occupation
Watchmaker
Text:

William Bucknell established his business as a watchmaker at 20 Kirby Street, Hatton Garden in 1810 ['Britten's Old Clocks and Watches and Their Makers' 9th edition 1982]. He met Martha whilst on a trip to Ireland to sell watches and clocks, possibly introduced to her by her brother Robert. They married on 17 October 1817 at Drumcree Church, about one mile from Portadown.
The family lived at No. 6 Nelson Terrace, City Road until at least 25 April 1814. Some time between 1814 and 27 March 1819 William's business and the family moved to 10 Parliament Street, Westminster.
In 1823 WC Wentworth bought an 18-carat gold, quarter-repeating, fob watch with chain, seal and key made by William Bucknell. This watch, together with two mantel clocks (one kept in the dining room and the other in the second room) made by William Bucknell are now in the collection of Vaucluse House, the Historic Houses Trust property, formerly the home of WC Wentworth ['The Descendants of William and Martha Bucknell of Elmshall, Paterson River, NSW' compiled by Trissia and Bill Waddingham (Evgean Publishing 1996); Vaucluse House accession numbers V84/38-1:2, V88/454 and V89/140].

Death
Citation details: Sydney Morning Herald Thu 21 Feb 1856 p. 8
Text:

At his residence, Newtown, on Wednesday the 20th instant, William Bucknell sen., Esq, aged 79

Family with Martha Wentworth
himself
17761856
Birth: between 1776 and 1780
Death: February 20, 1856Newtown, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
wife
17861871
Birth: between 1786 and 1790 41 38
Death: June 16, 1871Newtown, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Marriage MarriageOctober 17, 1817Drumcree, Armagh, Ireland
-5 years
daughter
18121855
Birth: August 2, 1812 36 26
Death: October 3, 1855the high seas
2 years
son
18141891
Birth: July 9, 1814 38 28 London, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom
Death: October 8, 1891
18 months
daughter
18161881
Birth: January 14, 1816 40 30
Death: October 31, 1881Glen Innes, Northern Tablelands, New South Wales, Australia
2 years
daughter
18181895
Birth: March 25, 1818 42 32
Death: July 22, 1895Springwood, Blue Mountains, New South Wales, Australia
23 months
son
18201821
Birth: January 29, 1820 44 34
Death: between November 3, 1820 and November 3, 1821
2 years
son
18221889
Birth: January 4, 1822 46 36
Death: July 9, 1889the high seas
18 months
daughter
18231906
Birth: June 25, 1823 47 37
Death: 1906Ryde, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
20 months
daughter
16 months
son
18261895
Birth: May 4, 1826 50 40 the high seas
Death: 1895Moree, North West Slopes and Plains, New South Wales, Australia
2 years
son
18281902
Birth: August 24, 1828 52 42
Death: October 5, 1902Moree, North West Slopes and Plains, New South Wales, Australia
2 years
daughter
18301913
Birth: December 31, 1830 54 44
Death: July 29, 1913Ashfield, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Immigration
Citation details: Hobart Town Gazette Sat 16 Sep 1826 p. 4
Text:

The Adrian, our readers are aware, sailed some weeks previous to the Earl St Vincent, and brings no late news....Among the passengers by the Adrian are Mr. Bucknell and lady (niece of D'arcy Wentworth, Esq. of Sydney) their numerous family, governess and nurse. This gentleman has been some time expected, having been provided with cabins in the Lady Rowena by the Home Government, which was the reason of that vessel's coming out with her cabins unoccupied. Mr. Bucknell comes out under the sanction of Government, though without holding any official situation, to arrange some water works in contemplation in the other Colony. He has with him, and has sent several hydraulic engines, and has also a steam engine of 25 horse power, now on the voyage, for the purpose of carrying those designs into effect, and no doubt the liberality of our Colonial Government will render every assistance in its power to so useful an undertaking.

Citation details: Sydney Gazette Wed 18 Oct 1826 p. 2
Text:

On Saturday last arrived from England and Hobart Town, the ship Adrian, having left London so long ago as the 18th of April, and Hobart Town on the 5th instant. She brings a cargo of merchandise, and 30 merino sheep out of 100 having lost 70 on the passage. Passengers - ...Mr and Mrs. Bucknell and 7 children...

Census
Text:

Bucknell, William, 48, came free, Adrian, 1826, Protestant, Longreach, Wallis Plains
Bucknell, Martha, 39, came free, Adrian, 1826
4 male and 4 female children

Text:

Bucknell, W.W., came free, Adrian, 1826, Protestant, Elms Hall, Patersons Plns, 4060 acres, 68 acres cleared, 55 acres cultivated, 1 horse, 504 horned cattle, 10 pigs
Bucknell, Mrs, 40
Bucknell, William, 14
Bucknell, Martha, 16
Bucknell, Elisa, 13
Bucknell, Mary Ann, 10
Bucknell, Charles, 7
Bucknell, Kate 5
Bucknell, Adrian, 2, born in the colony
Bucknell, Frank, 6 months, born in the colony

Occupation
Text:

William Bucknell established his business as a watchmaker at 20 Kirby Street, Hatton Garden in 1810 ['Britten's Old Clocks and Watches and Their Makers' 9th edition 1982]. He met Martha whilst on a trip to Ireland to sell watches and clocks, possibly introduced to her by her brother Robert. They married on 17 October 1817 at Drumcree Church, about one mile from Portadown.
The family lived at No. 6 Nelson Terrace, City Road until at least 25 April 1814. Some time between 1814 and 27 March 1819 William's business and the family moved to 10 Parliament Street, Westminster.
In 1823 WC Wentworth bought an 18-carat gold, quarter-repeating, fob watch with chain, seal and key made by William Bucknell. This watch, together with two mantel clocks (one kept in the dining room and the other in the second room) made by William Bucknell are now in the collection of Vaucluse House, the Historic Houses Trust property, formerly the home of WC Wentworth ['The Descendants of William and Martha Bucknell of Elmshall, Paterson River, NSW' compiled by Trissia and Bill Waddingham (Evgean Publishing 1996); Vaucluse House accession numbers V84/38-1:2, V88/454 and V89/140].

Death
Citation details: Sydney Morning Herald Thu 21 Feb 1856 p. 8
Text:

At his residence, Newtown, on Wednesday the 20th instant, William Bucknell sen., Esq, aged 79