John Brookshaw, 17911826 (aged 35 years)

Name
John /Brookshaw/
Given names
John
Surname
Brookshaw
Birth about 1791

Religious marriageSusannah FarningView this family
April 30, 1810 (aged 19 years)
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St. Denis' Cathedral. John was described as a tailor. The church register described her as a spinster of Manchester, Lanarkshire. She signed the register with an X mark while John signed his name.

Death December 31, 1826 (aged 35 years)
Source: unknown
Text:

Fort Dundas was the military station established by the British on Melville Island 1824 to 1827 - the plaque acknowledges those who died during the time this Victorian settlement. This represented the first attempt to establish a British presence in the northern part of the continent. Despite initial high hopes that it would become a permanent base, Fort Dundas was abandoned in the early part of 1828. For the duration of its brief existence this small and isolated military outpost relied on convict workers both skilled and unskilled for the development and maintenance of basic infrastructure. Captain Bremer was the first officer in charge of Fort Dundas on behalf of the Government of New South Wales, he was accompanied by soldiers and marines and some skilled workers who had answered advertisements placed in New South Wales newspapers. A few of the soldiers and marines were accompanied by family. Convicts could not be sent to Fort Dundas, they had to volunteer as the North was being managed by New South Wales on behalf of the British Parliament.

Burial
Family with Susannah Farning
himself
17911826
Birth: about 1791
Death: December 31, 1826Fort Dundas, Melville Island, Northern Territory, Australia
wife
17801853
Birth: about 1780Lancashire, England, United Kingdom
Death: May 16, 1853Baulkham Hills, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Marriage
Marriage: April 30, 1810Manchester, Lancaster, England, United Kingdom
John Rogan + Susannah Farning
partner’s partner
17801830
Birth: about 1780
Death: May 15, 1830Castle Hill, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
wife
17801853
Birth: about 1780Lancashire, England, United Kingdom
Death: May 16, 1853Baulkham Hills, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Marriage
Marriage: December 28, 1812Sydney City, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
11 months
step-daughter
18131854
Birth: December 1, 1813 33 33
Death: May 25, 1854Parramatta, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
3 years
step-son
18161854
Birth: 1816 36 36Castle Hill, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: September 20, 1854Baulkham Hills, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
4 years
step-daughter
18191906
Birth: 1819 39 39Rogan's Hill, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: June 11, 1906Wollombi, Hunter, New South Wales, Australia
3 years
step-daughter
18211901
Birth: about 1821 41 41Castle Hill, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: 1901
3 years
step-daughter
18231903
Birth: about 1823 43 43Castle Hill, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: May 25, 1903Dural, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
4 years
step-daughter
18261913
Birth: about 1826 46 46Castle Hill, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: October 26, 1913Leichhardt, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
3 years
step-daughter
Rogan, Rosetta (1828-1903)
18281903
Birth: about June 1828 48 48Castle Hill, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: February 22, 1903
Richard Donnelly + Susannah Farning
partner’s partner
wife
17801853
Birth: about 1780Lancashire, England, United Kingdom
Death: May 16, 1853Baulkham Hills, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Marriage
Marriage: March 6, 1832Sydney City, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
MarriageSpurway, John, ed. Australian Biographical and Genealogical Record. Series 1, 1788-1841, with series 2 supplement, 1842-1899. Sydney: A.B.G.R., 1992
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St. Denis' Cathedral. John was described as a tailor. The church register described her as a spinster of Manchester, Lanarkshire. She signed the register with an X mark while John signed his name.

Deathunknown
Text:

Fort Dundas was the military station established by the British on Melville Island 1824 to 1827 - the plaque acknowledges those who died during the time this Victorian settlement. This represented the first attempt to establish a British presence in the northern part of the continent. Despite initial high hopes that it would become a permanent base, Fort Dundas was abandoned in the early part of 1828. For the duration of its brief existence this small and isolated military outpost relied on convict workers both skilled and unskilled for the development and maintenance of basic infrastructure. Captain Bremer was the first officer in charge of Fort Dundas on behalf of the Government of New South Wales, he was accompanied by soldiers and marines and some skilled workers who had answered advertisements placed in New South Wales newspapers. A few of the soldiers and marines were accompanied by family. Convicts could not be sent to Fort Dundas, they had to volunteer as the North was being managed by New South Wales on behalf of the British Parliament.

SourceHunt, Philip, Hunt Beeston Family Tree [database online]
SourceHunt, Philip, Hunt Beeston Family Tree [database online]