George Best, 17581836 (aged 78 years)

Name
George /Best/
Given names
George
Surname
Best
Birth about 1758
Immigration August 28, 1791 (aged 33 years)
Text:

Arrived in the colony 28 Aug 1791

Note: On 24 Nov 1789 he burglarised the home of William Cheeseman the elder in East Peckham, Kent, and stole a watch, its case, chain and key as well as a steel seal. The indictment records that he was a labourer of the Parish of East Peckham. He was tried at the Lent Assizes in Maidstone Kent in 1790 and sentenced to death. The sentence was commuted to transportation for life. He was transported aboard the ship 'William and Ann' which sailed from Plymouth, Devon, England in 1791 and arrived in Sydney on 28 Aug 1791 as part of the Third Fleet. The master was Ed. Bunker. George received a conditional pardon in 1800 and an absolute pardon in 1804.
Occupation
Taskmaster/Overseer
1793 (aged 35 years)
Note: Agency:Government Farm
Occupation
Farmer
1796 (aged 38 years)
Note: In 1796 George received is first grant of land, 30 acres at Toongabbie.
Religious marriageMartha ChamberlainView this family
September 17, 1797 (aged 39 years)
Citation details:

Year 1797 p. 15 No. 57

Text:

George Best of the parish of Parramatta and Martha Chamberlain of the parish of Parramatta were married in this church by banns this seventeenth day of Se[ int he year one thousand seven hundred and ninty [sic] seven by me Samuel Marsden Both George and Martha signed the register with their X mark In the presence of Joseph Souter and Mary Phillips who both sighed the register.

OccupationWilliam Greentree
after January 27, 1815 (aged 57 years)
Census November 1828 (aged 70 years)
Note: Best, George 72, absolute pardon Wm & Ann, 1792 li…

Best, George 72, absolute pardon Wm & Ann, 1792 life, Protestant, settler, Seven Hills, 805 acres 340 cleared, 70 cultivated, 19 horses, 340 horned cattle and 1140 sheep. Best, Martha, 53, free by servitude, Indispensible, 1796, 7 years, Protestant Best, Sarah 20 born in the colony Best, John 17 born in the colony Best, Robert 16 born in the colony Best, peter 14 born in the colony Best, William 13 born in the colony

Occupation
Innkeeper
1832 (aged 74 years)
Note: George was running an inn in his home at Toongabbie.
Death July 3, 1836 (aged 78 years)
Burial July 6, 1836 (3 days after death)
Cemetery: St. John's Cemetery
Note: Sacred

Sacred to the Memory of GEORGE BEST who was unfortunately drowned in crossing the Whollindary River June 26th 1823 aged 22 years Also of MARTHA BEST who departed this life March 14th 1833 aged 55 years Also of GEORGE BEST who departed this life July 3rd 1836 aged 73 [78?] years Also of MARY BEST who departed this life December 2 1857 aged 56 years Also of SUSAN the beloved wife of WILLIAM BEST who departed this life December 26 1865 aged 43 & 5 months Also of SARAH PYE who departed this life May 11th 1882 aged 76 years Also WILLIAM BEST who departed this life 3rd October 1902 aged 86 years Peace perfect Peace Also HANNAH CARTER wife of H. CARTER and third daughter of WILLIAM and SUSAN BEST who departed this life 19th June 1927 aged 77 years

Family with Martha Chamberlain
himself
17581836
Birth: about 1758England, United Kingdom
Death: July 3, 1836Seven Hills, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
wife
17751833
Birth: between 1775 and 1778
Death: March 14, 1833Seven Hills, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Marriage
Marriage: September 17, 1797Parramatta, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
-6 months
son
1797
Birth: March 14, 1797 39 22Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death:
2 years
son
17991874
Birth: June 20, 1799 41 24Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: January 26, 1874Tangmangaroo, Southern Tablelands, New South Wales, Australia
3 years
son
18011823
Birth: November 29, 1801 43 26Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: June 26, 1823New South Wales, Australia
22 months
daughter
18031870
Birth: October 3, 1803 45 28Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: February 13, 1870Parramatta, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
3 years
daughter
18061875
Birth: about 1806 48 31Castle Hill, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: November 24, 1875Seven Hills, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
4 years
daughter
18091882
Birth: June 26, 1809 51 34Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: May 11, 1882North Rocks, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
18 months
son
18101861
Birth: December 11, 1810 52 35Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: October 18, 1861Gunning, Southern Tablelands, New South Wales, Australia
21 months
son
18121853
Birth: August 27, 1812 54 37Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: September 26, 1853Wagga Wagga, South West Slopes, New South Wales, Australia
2 years
son
18141878
Birth: November 8, 1814 56 39Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: 1878Gunning, Southern Tablelands, New South Wales, Australia
17 months
son
18161902
Birth: April 9, 1816 58 41Toongabbie, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: October 3, 1902Seven Hills, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
ImmigrationBateson, Charles. The convict ships 1787-1868. 2nd ed. Glasgow : Brown, Son & Ferguson Ltd., 1985 ie 1969
Text:

Arrived in the colony 28 Aug 1791

MarriageAncestry.com. New South Wales, Australia, St. John's Parramatta, Marriages, 1790-1966 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2015.
Citation details:

Year 1797 p. 15 No. 57

Text:

George Best of the parish of Parramatta and Martha Chamberlain of the parish of Parramatta were married in this church by banns this seventeenth day of Se[ int he year one thousand seven hundred and ninty [sic] seven by me Samuel Marsden Both George and Martha signed the register with their X mark In the presence of Joseph Souter and Mary Phillips who both sighed the register.

DeathDunn, Judith, The Parramatta cemeteries: St John's. Parramatta: Parramatta and District Historical Society, 1991
BurialDunn, Judith, The Parramatta cemeteries: St John's. Parramatta: Parramatta and District Historical Society, 1991
Immigration

On 24 Nov 1789 he burglarised the home of William Cheeseman the elder in East Peckham, Kent, and stole a watch, its case, chain and key as well as a steel seal. The indictment records that he was a labourer of the Parish of East Peckham. He was tried at the Lent Assizes in Maidstone Kent in 1790 and sentenced to death. The sentence was commuted to transportation for life. He was transported aboard the ship 'William and Ann' which sailed from Plymouth, Devon, England in 1791 and arrived in Sydney on 28 Aug 1791 as part of the Third Fleet. The master was Ed. Bunker. George received a conditional pardon in 1800 and an absolute pardon in 1804.

Occupation

Agency:Government Farm

Occupation

In 1796 George received is first grant of land, 30 acres at Toongabbie.

Census

Best, George 72, absolute pardon Wm & Ann, 1792 life, Protestant, settler, Seven Hills, 805 acres 340 cleared, 70 cultivated, 19 horses, 340 horned cattle and 1140 sheep. Best, Martha, 53, free by servitude, Indispensible, 1796, 7 years, Protestant Best, Sarah 20 born in the colony Best, John 17 born in the colony Best, Robert 16 born in the colony Best, peter 14 born in the colony Best, William 13 born in the colony

Occupation

George was running an inn in his home at Toongabbie.

Burial

Sacred to the Memory of GEORGE BEST who was unfortunately drowned in crossing the Whollindary River June 26th 1823 aged 22 years Also of MARTHA BEST who departed this life March 14th 1833 aged 55 years Also of GEORGE BEST who departed this life July 3rd 1836 aged 73 [78?] years Also of MARY BEST who departed this life December 2 1857 aged 56 years Also of SUSAN the beloved wife of WILLIAM BEST who departed this life December 26 1865 aged 43 & 5 months Also of SARAH PYE who departed this life May 11th 1882 aged 76 years Also WILLIAM BEST who departed this life 3rd October 1902 aged 86 years Peace perfect Peace Also HANNAH CARTER wife of H. CARTER and third daughter of WILLIAM and SUSAN BEST who departed this life 19th June 1927 aged 77 years

Shared note

BURI: CEME St. John's Church of England Cemetery