John Warby, 17671851 (aged 84 years)

Name
John Warby
Given names
John
Surname
Warby
Name
John Walbey
Given names
John
Surname
Walbey
Birth between 1767 and 1774

Text:

The exact date of his birth is uncertain. The 1828 census lists him as aged 54 which would put his birth year at about 1774. His death certificate lists him as 84 which puts his year of birth at about 1767.

Immigration February 14, 1792 (aged 25 years)
Text:

John Walbey, one of 404 convicts transported on the ship 'Pitt', June 1791. Sentence details: Convicted at Hertford Assizes for a term of 7 years on 03 March 1791. Vessel: Pitt. Date of Departure: June 1791. Place of Arrival: New South Wales.

Text:

John Warby and William Deards were convicted of stealing two asses in October 1790 and sentenced to seven years transportation.

Occupation
farmer
1792 (aged 25 years)
Text:

By the end of 1792 John had been granted 50 acres at Prospect, close to Prospect Creek at the foot of Prospect Hill. On it he raised pigs and grew crops of wheat at maize.

Religious marriageSarah BentleyView this family
September 12, 1796 (aged 29 years)
Text:

No 12. John Warby of the parish of Parramatta and Sarah Bentley married this twelvth day of Sep in the year one thousand seven hundred and ninety six by me Samuel Marsden John Warby and Sarah Bentley both signed the register with their X marks In the presence of Charles Right who made his X mark and Sarah Backham

Text:

In a memorial to Governor Bourke in 1837, Warby stated that out of a family of 23 children born in wedlock, 11 had survived - all borne by his first and only wife Sarah.

Birth of a son
#1
Edward Warby
April 20, 1800 (aged 33 years)
Baptism of a sonEdward Warby
May 18, 1800 (aged 33 years)
Text:

Name: Edward Warby Gender: Male Birth Place: Parramatta Baptism Date: 18 May 1800 Baptism Place: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Residence Place: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Father: John Warby Mother: Sarah Warby FHL Film Number: 388335

Occupation
Explorer, constable, landholder
after 1800 (aged 33 years)
Text:

By 1801 John has eight acres under wheat and 13 under maize and 25 bushels of maize in store. He had 10 pigs and employed two men, one free and the other a 'government servant' or convict.

Warby gained increasing respect within the colony as a guide and assistant to exploration parties in the south-western region of Sydney. In 1802 he accompanied Ensign Barrallier in his attempt to find a route along the Nattai and Kowmung Rivers and Christys Creek across the Blue Mountains; and later, in 1806, he assisted the naturalist George Caley in his endeavours to retrace Barrallier's route.

Warby had an extensive knowledge of of the Camden/Appin area by the time of Macquarie's arrival in the colony. During Bligh's administration he had been appointed to the position of superintendent of the wild cattle in the Cowpastures region, with responsibility for the protection and culling of the herd.

As a constable at Camden, along with Thomas Harper, he was provided with the assistance of a military guard and a hit at Cawdor. This hut is thought to be the first building constructed by white men in the Camden district, though the exact date of construction is unknown.

After Bligh's overthrow in Jan 1808, Lieutenant Governor William Paterson made a grant of 100 acres to Warby; however this was rescinded by Macquarie on his arrival in the colony - as were all grants issued by the military administration in the period 1808-1809.

On 22 July 1814, Macquarie authorized Warby and John Jackson to lead an armed party of twelve Europeans and four native guides to track down and capture five Aboriginals who had been identified as responsible for a recent series of attacks on white settlers (Goondel (chief of the Gandangarra tribe), Bottagallie, Murrah, Yellamun, and Wallah). The party returned without making contact. Three months later, in September 1814, Warby and several native trackers assisted a party of soldiers sent in pursuit of the bushranger Patrick Collins, who had been robbing and murdering settlers in the Hawkesbury area. They led the soldiers to Collins' hiding place and when Collins tried to escape the Aboriginal trackers speared him in the leg and arm - he was overpowered and brought to trial in Sydney.

Although instructed to assist the party of soldiers sent out in April 1816, under the command of Captain Wallis, to take prisoner any natives that they met, Warby refused to assist. The native guides, Boodbury and Bundell, absconded when they discovered the purpose of the expedition, and Warby absented himself from the party soon after - fearing that it would compromise his credibility and favorable relationship with the tribes of the Sydney region.

On 20 June 1816 Macquarie granted Warby 260 acres of fertile land in the district of Airds (on the site of present day Campbelltown). It is unclear as to when Warby and his large family moved there, though there is strong circumstantial evidence to suggest that this took place soon afterwards: there are baptismal records for five of their children listed for 11 August 1816 at St. Luke's Anglican Church at Liverpool; records listing Warby as liable for the delivery of fresh meat to the Government Stores at Liverpool on 23 November 1816; as well as a warning in the Sydney Gazette on 11 May 1816 that cautioned people against trespassing on the farm at Prospect known as 'Warby's Farm'. Among Warby's neighbors at Airds was his fellow accomplice William Deards (with whom he had been convicted of theft in 1791) who had a 30 acre grant.

Warby's involvement in the provision of fresh meat to the Government Stores continued as a lucrative source of income - with deliveries of 2,500 lbs of meat in August 1817 and again in March 1818.

By 1826 Warby had built a house, granary, barn, stables, storeroom, and a hut for assigned laborers and had acquired extensive land holdings. On 18 October, he applied for an additional grant of land without purchase, stating in his Memorial that he currently held 400 acres of land by grant, 400 by purchase (300 of which were cleared or under tillage), owned 120 head of cattle and 100 pigs, and employed and maintained eight convict servants.

Birth of a son
#2
William Warby
July 31, 1801 (aged 34 years)
Citation details:

Vol 01, Baptisms, 1790-1825; Marriages, 1789-1823; Burials, 1790-1825

Text:

William Warby son of John and Sarah Warby was born 31 Jul 1801 and christened 23 Dec 1804

Birth of a daughter
#3
Elizabeth Warby
September 30, 1802 (aged 35 years)
Citation details:

Vol 01, Baptisms, 1790-1825; Marriages, 1789-1823; Burials, 1790-1825

Text:

Elizabeth Warby daughter of John and Sarah Warby was born 30 Sep 1802 and christened 23 Dec 1804

Birth of a son
#4
John Warby
November 5, 1803 (aged 36 years)
Citation details:

Vol 01, Baptisms, 1790-1825; Marriages, 1789-1823; Burials, 1790-1825

Text:

John Warby son of John and Sarah Warby was born 5 Nov 1803 and christened 23 Dec 1804

Death of a sonEdward Warby
July 27, 1804 (aged 37 years)
Birth of a son
#5
Benjamin Warby
March 1805 (aged 38 years)
Citation details:

Liverpool St Luke Composite 19 May 1811 - 07 July 1823

Text:

Benjamin Warby son of John and Mary was born (13?) Mar 1805 and christened 11 Aug 1816

Birth of a daughter
#6
Sarah Warby
October 10, 1806 (aged 39 years)
Text:

Name: Sarah Warby Birth Date: 1806 Father's name: John Warby Mother's name: Mary Birth Place: New South Wales Registration Year: 1806 Registration Place: Liverpool, New South Wales Volume Number: V18063907 1B

Citation details:

Liverpool St Luke Composite 19 May 1811 - 07 July 1823

Text:

Sarah Warby daughter of John and Mary was born 10 Oct 1806 and christened 11 Aug 1816

Birth of a daughter
#7
Jane Agnes Warby
October 10, 1806 (aged 39 years)
Citation details:

Liverpool St Luke Composite 19 May 1811 - 07 July 1823

Text:

Jane Warby daughter of John and Mary was born 10 Oct 1806 and christened 11 Aug 1816

Birth of a son
#8
Charles Cable Warby
November 7, 1810 (aged 43 years)
Birth of a daughter
#9
Mary Ann Warby
January 3, 1812 (aged 45 years)
Baptism of a daughterMary Ann Warby
January 31, 1813 (aged 46 years)
Text:

Name: Mary Warby Gender: Female Baptism Date: 31 Jan 1813 Baptism Place: Parramatta, Cumberland, New South Wales, Australia Father: John Warby Mother: Sarah Warby

Birth of a son
#10
Robert George Warby
April 10, 1814 (aged 47 years)
Citation details:

Liverpool St Luke Composite 19 May 1811 - 07 July 1823

Text:

Robert Warby son of John and Mary was born 10th Apr 1814 and christened 11 Aug 1816 John Youl officiating chaplain

Birth of a daughter
#11
Eliza Warby
October 10, 1815 (aged 48 years)
Citation details:

Liverpool St Luke Composite 19 May 1811 - 07 July 1823

Text:

Eliza Warby daughter of John and Mary was born 10 Oct 1815 and christened 11 Aug 1816

Birth of a son
#12
James Warby
February 7, 1817 (aged 50 years)
Birth of a son
#13
Joseph Warby
November 7, 1818 (aged 51 years)
Marriage of a childJames LaytonElizabeth WarbyView this family
Type: Religious marriage
1820 (aged 53 years)
Text:

V18202487 3/1820 LAYTON JAMES WARBY ELIZABETH CA V18202487 3A/1820 LAYTON JAMES WARBY ELIZABETH CA V182068 8/1820 LAYTON JAMES WARBY OR WARBEY ELIZABETH CA (Sydney, St Philips Church of England)

Birth of a son
#14
Richard Warby
about 1821 (aged 54 years)
Marriage of a childWilliam WarbyJemima MiddletonView this family
Type: Religious marriage
January 18, 1821 (aged 54 years)
Text:

NAME: Jemima Middleton SPOUSE NAME: William Warby MARRIAGE DATE: 1821 MARRIAGE PLACE: New South Wales REGISTRATION PLACE: Liverpool, New South Wales REGISTRATION YEAR: 1821 VOLUME NUMBER: V B

Citation details:

Liverpool St Luke Composite 19 May 1811 - 07 July 1823

Text:

"William Warby of the District of Airds Bachelor and Jemima Middleton of Appin were Married by Banns at Liverpool this 18th day of Jan 1821." Both William and Jemima signed the register in the presence of William Ayres who made his X mark in the register

Marriage of a childAlexander Cameron McDonaldSarah WarbyView this family
Type: Religious marriage
January 14, 1822 (aged 55 years)
Text:

Name: Alexander Mcdonald Spouse Name: Sarah Warby Marriage Date: 1822 Marriage Place: New South Wales Registration Place: Liverpool, New South Wales Registration Year: 1822 Volume Number: V B

Citation details:

Liverpool St Luke Composite 19 May 1811 - 07 July 1823

Text:

Alexander McDonald and Sarah Warby were married by banns at Liverpool this 14th day of January 1822 by Robert Cartwright Alexander and Sarah both made their X marks in the register in the presence of William Warby, John Warby, Geo. Maskey

Marriage of a childBenjamin WarbyElizabeth HuntView this family
September 13, 1824 (aged 57 years)
Address: St Peters
Death of a sonJohn Warby
1826 (aged 59 years)
Text:

Name: John Warby Death Date: 1826 Death Place: New South Wales Registration Year: 1826 Registration Place: Campbelltown, New South Wales Volume Number: V1826722 10

Marriage of a childJames KiernanElizabeth WarbyView this family
Type: Religious marriage
between 1828 and 1829 (aged 62 years)
Text:

V1829303 127/1829 KEIRNAN JAMES LAYTON ELIZABETH LD V1828251 128/1828 KEARNAN JAMES LAYTON ELIZABETH LD V1828253 127/1828 KIERNAN JAMES LAYTON ELIZABETH LD V1828255 127/1828 KIERNAN JAMES LAYTON ELIZABETH LD V1829308 128/1829 KEIRNON JAMES LAYTON ELIZABETH LD (Sydney, St Marys Roman Catholic)

Census November 1828 (aged 61 years)
Citation details:

p. 383

Text:

Warby, John, 54, free by servitude, Pitt, 1792, 7 years, Protestant, settler, Airds Warby, Sarah, 48, free by servitude, Indispensable, 1796, 7 years Warby, Jane, 22, born in the colony Warby, Mary, 16, born in the colony Warby, Robert, 15, born in the colony Warby, Eliza, 13, born in the colony Warby, James, 11, born in the colony Warby, Joseph, 9, born in the colony

Marriage of a childMichael ByrneJane Agnes WarbyView this family
about 1829 (aged 62 years)

Marriage of a childJames GrahamMary Ann WarbyView this family
1830 (aged 63 years)
Text:

Name: James Graham Spouse Name: Mary A Warby Marriage Date: 1830 Marriage Place: New South Wales Registration Place: Campbelltown, New South Wales Registration Year: 1830 Volume Number: V B

Marriage of a childBenjamin WarbyFrancis Judith BentView this family
about 1836 (aged 69 years)
Marriage of a childJoseph WarbyElizabeth FowlerView this family
October 25, 1838 (aged 71 years)
Address: St Peters
Marriage of a childCharles Cable WarbyElizabeth DeanView this family
1840 (aged 73 years)
Address: St Johns
Text:

V1840326 24B/1840 WARBY CHARLES C DEAN ELIZABETH CB

Marriage of a childWilliam FowlerEliza WarbyView this family
1840 (aged 73 years)
Text:

Name: William Fowler Spouse Name: Eliza Warby Marriage Date: 1840 Marriage Place: New South Wales Registration Place: Campbelltown, New South Wales Registration Year: 1840 Volume Number: V B

Marriage of a childJames WarbyMary Ann BrookerView this family
November 24, 1842 (aged 75 years)
Address: St Peters
Marriage of a childRobert George WarbyElizabeth Henrietta FowlerView this family
November 14, 1845 (aged 78 years)
Address: St Peters
Text:

V1845328 30B/1845 WARBY ROBERT FOWLER ELIZABETH CI

Death June 12, 1851 (aged 84 years)
Address: Spring Valley
Burial
Cemetery: St Peters Cemetery
Family with Sarah Bentley
himself
17671851
Birth: between 1767 and 1774
Death: June 12, 1851Campbelltown, South Coast and Illawarra, New South Wales, Australia
wife
17801869
Birth: about 1780England, United Kingdom?
Death: 1869Campbelltown, South Coast and Illawarra, New South Wales, Australia
Marriage
Marriage: September 12, 1796Parramatta, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
4 years
son
18001804
Birth: April 20, 1800 33 20Parramatta, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: July 27, 1804Prospect, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
16 months
son
18011885
Birth: July 31, 1801 34 21Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: 1885Victoria, Australia
14 months
daughter
18021894
Birth: September 30, 1802 35 22Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: 1894Albury, South West Slopes, New South Wales, Australia
13 months
son
18031826
Birth: November 5, 1803 36 23Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: 1826Campbelltown, South Coast and Illawarra, New South Wales, Australia
17 months
son
18051880
Birth: March 1805 38 25Liverpool, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: March 8, 1880Campbelltown, South Coast and Illawarra, New South Wales, Australia
20 months
daughter
18061893
Birth: October 10, 1806 39 26Liverpool, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: 1893Campbelltown, South Coast and Illawarra, New South Wales, Australia
0 months
daughter
18061876
Birth: October 10, 1806 39 26Liverpool, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: March 26, 1876Campbelltown, South Coast and Illawarra, New South Wales, Australia
4 years
son
18101876
Birth: November 7, 1810 43 30Liverpool, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: August 24, 1876Campbells River, Central Tablelands, New South Wales, Australia
14 months
daughter
18121904
Birth: January 3, 1812 45 32Liverpool, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: September 20, 1904Campbelltown, South Coast and Illawarra, New South Wales, Australia
2 years
son
18141853
Birth: April 10, 1814 47 34Liverpool, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: December 5, 1853Albury, South West Slopes, New South Wales, Australia
18 months
daughter
18151896
Birth: October 10, 1815 48 35New South Wales, Australia
Death: 1896
16 months
son
18171899
Birth: February 7, 1817 50 37Campbelltown, South Coast and Illawarra, New South Wales, Australia
Death: 1899Albury, South West Slopes, New South Wales, Australia
21 months
son
18181899
Birth: November 7, 1818 51 38Campbelltown, South Coast and Illawarra, New South Wales, Australia
Death: March 29, 1899Campbelltown, South Coast and Illawarra, New South Wales, Australia
3 years
son
1821
Birth: about 1821 54 41Campbelltown, South Coast and Illawarra, New South Wales, Australia
Death:
BirthWoods, Glenn. 'Howard family tree' email to Marion Purnell, Apr 16 2010
Text:

The exact date of his birth is uncertain. The 1828 census lists him as aged 54 which would put his birth year at about 1774. His death certificate lists him as 84 which puts his year of birth at about 1767.

ImmigrationState Library of Queensland. Convict Transportation Registers Database 1787-1867 [database on-line].
Text:

John Walbey, one of 404 convicts transported on the ship 'Pitt', June 1791. Sentence details: Convicted at Hertford Assizes for a term of 7 years on 03 March 1791. Vessel: Pitt. Date of Departure: June 1791. Place of Arrival: New South Wales.

ImmigrationWoods, Glenn. 'Howard family tree' email to Marion Purnell, Apr 16 2010
Text:

John Warby and William Deards were convicted of stealing two asses in October 1790 and sentenced to seven years transportation.

OccupationWoods, Glenn. 'Howard family tree' email to Marion Purnell, Apr 16 2010
Text:

By the end of 1792 John had been granted 50 acres at Prospect, close to Prospect Creek at the foot of Prospect Hill. On it he raised pigs and grew crops of wheat at maize.

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

No 12. John Warby of the parish of Parramatta and Sarah Bentley married this twelvth day of Sep in the year one thousand seven hundred and ninety six by me Samuel Marsden John Warby and Sarah Bentley both signed the register with their X marks In the presence of Charles Right who made his X mark and Sarah Backham

MarriageWoods, Glenn. 'Howard family tree' email to Marion Purnell, Apr 16 2010
Text:

In a memorial to Governor Bourke in 1837, Warby stated that out of a family of 23 children born in wedlock, 11 had survived - all borne by his first and only wife Sarah.

OccupationWoods, Glenn. 'Howard family tree' email to Marion Purnell, Apr 16 2010
Text:

By 1801 John has eight acres under wheat and 13 under maize and 25 bushels of maize in store. He had 10 pigs and employed two men, one free and the other a 'government servant' or convict.

Warby gained increasing respect within the colony as a guide and assistant to exploration parties in the south-western region of Sydney. In 1802 he accompanied Ensign Barrallier in his attempt to find a route along the Nattai and Kowmung Rivers and Christys Creek across the Blue Mountains; and later, in 1806, he assisted the naturalist George Caley in his endeavours to retrace Barrallier's route.

Warby had an extensive knowledge of of the Camden/Appin area by the time of Macquarie's arrival in the colony. During Bligh's administration he had been appointed to the position of superintendent of the wild cattle in the Cowpastures region, with responsibility for the protection and culling of the herd.

As a constable at Camden, along with Thomas Harper, he was provided with the assistance of a military guard and a hit at Cawdor. This hut is thought to be the first building constructed by white men in the Camden district, though the exact date of construction is unknown.

After Bligh's overthrow in Jan 1808, Lieutenant Governor William Paterson made a grant of 100 acres to Warby; however this was rescinded by Macquarie on his arrival in the colony - as were all grants issued by the military administration in the period 1808-1809.

On 22 July 1814, Macquarie authorized Warby and John Jackson to lead an armed party of twelve Europeans and four native guides to track down and capture five Aboriginals who had been identified as responsible for a recent series of attacks on white settlers (Goondel (chief of the Gandangarra tribe), Bottagallie, Murrah, Yellamun, and Wallah). The party returned without making contact. Three months later, in September 1814, Warby and several native trackers assisted a party of soldiers sent in pursuit of the bushranger Patrick Collins, who had been robbing and murdering settlers in the Hawkesbury area. They led the soldiers to Collins' hiding place and when Collins tried to escape the Aboriginal trackers speared him in the leg and arm - he was overpowered and brought to trial in Sydney.

Although instructed to assist the party of soldiers sent out in April 1816, under the command of Captain Wallis, to take prisoner any natives that they met, Warby refused to assist. The native guides, Boodbury and Bundell, absconded when they discovered the purpose of the expedition, and Warby absented himself from the party soon after - fearing that it would compromise his credibility and favorable relationship with the tribes of the Sydney region.

On 20 June 1816 Macquarie granted Warby 260 acres of fertile land in the district of Airds (on the site of present day Campbelltown). It is unclear as to when Warby and his large family moved there, though there is strong circumstantial evidence to suggest that this took place soon afterwards: there are baptismal records for five of their children listed for 11 August 1816 at St. Luke's Anglican Church at Liverpool; records listing Warby as liable for the delivery of fresh meat to the Government Stores at Liverpool on 23 November 1816; as well as a warning in the Sydney Gazette on 11 May 1816 that cautioned people against trespassing on the farm at Prospect known as 'Warby's Farm'. Among Warby's neighbors at Airds was his fellow accomplice William Deards (with whom he had been convicted of theft in 1791) who had a 30 acre grant.

Warby's involvement in the provision of fresh meat to the Government Stores continued as a lucrative source of income - with deliveries of 2,500 lbs of meat in August 1817 and again in March 1818.

By 1826 Warby had built a house, granary, barn, stables, storeroom, and a hut for assigned laborers and had acquired extensive land holdings. On 18 October, he applied for an additional grant of land without purchase, stating in his Memorial that he currently held 400 acres of land by grant, 400 by purchase (300 of which were cleared or under tillage), owned 120 head of cattle and 100 pigs, and employed and maintained eight convict servants.

CensusCensus of New South Wales November 1828, ed. by Malcolm R. Sainty and Keith A. Johnson. Sydney: Library of Australian History, 1985 ie. 1980
Citation details:

p. 383

Text:

Warby, John, 54, free by servitude, Pitt, 1792, 7 years, Protestant, settler, Airds Warby, Sarah, 48, free by servitude, Indispensable, 1796, 7 years Warby, Jane, 22, born in the colony Warby, Mary, 16, born in the colony Warby, Robert, 15, born in the colony Warby, Eliza, 13, born in the colony Warby, James, 11, born in the colony Warby, Joseph, 9, born in the colony

DeathSmee, C.J. and Provis, J. Selkirk, comp., The 1788-1820 Association's Pioneer Register, second edition - volume I. Sydney, N.S.W., The Association, 1981
BurialSmee, C.J. and Provis, J. Selkirk, comp., The 1788-1820 Association's Pioneer Register, second edition - volume I. Sydney, N.S.W., The Association, 1981
SourceFirst Families 2001. [database online]