Lydia Parker, 17661838 (aged 72 years)

Name
Lydia /Parker/
Given names
Lydia
Surname
Parker
Married name
Lydia /Barber/
Name
Lidia /Parker/
Given names
Lidia
Surname
Parker
Birth about 1766
MarriageWilliam ParkerView this family
1785 (aged 19 years)
Immigration June 12, 1801 (aged 35 years)
Text:

Lydia was a convict. Lydia's first brush with the law was on 14 Mar 1790 when she was charged with stealing. In 1796 Lydia was sentenced for stealing clothes. Her occupation was given as Silk Throwster and her age stated as 30. She got 2 years hard labour and was discharged on 13 July 1798. She was back in prison on 28 January, charged with stealing and sentenced to transportation for seven years. She was convicted as Dorset Quarter Sessions. Lydia arrived in Australia on the ship 'Earl Cornwallis' on 12 June 1801. Also on board was Thomas Barber, a member of the New South Wales Corps. Lydia was the widow of William Parker who had died in 1794. Lydia and William Parker's marriage had produced 5 children, four of whom died during the year following William's death. After William's death, Lydia would have found it hard to survive especially as it seemed that she spent most of the following year nursing sick and dying children. Records show she produced an illegitimate daughter Maria in 1795 and in 1796 she had her first prison stretch. What happened to the two surviving children is uncertain for she was transported alone on the 'Earl Cornwallis' arriving in the colony in 1801.

Religious marriageThomas BarberView this family
January 9, 1802 (aged 36 years)
Citation details:

1801, p. 25, No 91

Text:

Thomas Barber of the parish of Parramatta and Lidia Parker of ditto were married by banns this ninth day of January in the year one thousand eight hundred and two by me Samuel Marsden. Lidia made her X mark and Thomas signed the register In the presence of John Townsend and Elizabeth Thomas who both made their X marks

Census November 1828 (aged 62 years)

Text:

Barber, Thomas 67 came free El. Cornwallis 1801 Protestant, shopkeeper Parramatta 350 acres 7 horses 100 horned cattle Barber, Lydia 65 came free El. Cornwallis 1801 Protestant Barber, Samuel 23 born in the colony [son of Thomas and Lydia] Barber, Mary 18 born in the colony [wife of Samuel] Barber, Lydia Jr. 17 born in the colony [daughter of Samuel and Mary, aged 17 months]

Text:

Barker, Thomas, 66, came free, Earl Cornwallis, 1801, landholder, Blackgarra, Camden, 2020 acres, 3 acres cleared, 2 acres cultivated 6 horses, 360 horned cattle

Death November 27, 1838 (aged 72 years) Age: 75

Burial November 29, 1838 (2 days after death)
Text:

Lydia's gravestone is inscribed: Sacred To the memory of THOMAS BARBER who departed this life 22nd June 1838 aged 80 years Also of LYDIA wife of the above who departed this life 27th November 1838 aged 75 years Also of DAVID CHILDS BARBER son of the above who departed this life 7th November 1811 aged 10 years Also of THOMAS BARBER grandson of the above THOMAS & LYDIA BARBER who died 1838 aged 6 years Jesus said suffer the little children to come unto me And forbid them not for such is the Kingdom of God. Mark X 14 Also of THOMAS JOHN COOK Great Grandson of the above who departed this life 22ns April 1861 aged 10 years They die in Jesus and are blest How sweet there slumbers are From suffering and from woes released And free from every snare Also of ELIZA MATILDA MAXWELL daughter of SAMUEL & MARY BARBER who departed this life February 17 1864 aged 22 years

Sacred to the memory of SAMUEL BARBER who died Dec. 12th 1890 aged 88 years.

Family with Thomas Barber
husband
17611838
Birth: 1761Manchester, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom
Death: June 22, 1838
herself
17661838
Birth: about 1766Sherborne, Dorset, England, United Kingdom
Death: November 27, 1838
Marriage
Marriage: January 9, 1802Parramatta, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia?
8 months
son
18021811
Birth: August 25, 1802 41 36Parramatta, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: 1811Parramatta, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
14 months
daughter
18031835
Birth: October 13, 1803 42 37Sydney City, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: October 14, 1835Parramatta, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
20 months
son
18051890
Birth: May 21, 1805 44 39Parramatta, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: December 12, 1890Guildford, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
5 years
daughter
1809
Birth: December 24, 1809 48 43Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death:
Family with William Parker
husband
1794
Birth:
Death: 1794England, United Kingdom
herself
17661838
Birth: about 1766Sherborne, Dorset, England, United Kingdom
Death: November 27, 1838
Marriage
Marriage: 1785England, United Kingdom
BirthFirst Families 2001. [database online]
BirthHunt, Philip, Hunt Beeston Family Tree [database online]
MarriageHunt, Philip, Hunt Beeston Family Tree [database online]
ImmigrationFirst Families 2001. [database online]
Text:

Lydia was a convict. Lydia's first brush with the law was on 14 Mar 1790 when she was charged with stealing. In 1796 Lydia was sentenced for stealing clothes. Her occupation was given as Silk Throwster and her age stated as 30. She got 2 years hard labour and was discharged on 13 July 1798. She was back in prison on 28 January, charged with stealing and sentenced to transportation for seven years. She was convicted as Dorset Quarter Sessions. Lydia arrived in Australia on the ship 'Earl Cornwallis' on 12 June 1801. Also on board was Thomas Barber, a member of the New South Wales Corps. Lydia was the widow of William Parker who had died in 1794. Lydia and William Parker's marriage had produced 5 children, four of whom died during the year following William's death. After William's death, Lydia would have found it hard to survive especially as it seemed that she spent most of the following year nursing sick and dying children. Records show she produced an illegitimate daughter Maria in 1795 and in 1796 she had her first prison stretch. What happened to the two surviving children is uncertain for she was transported alone on the 'Earl Cornwallis' arriving in the colony in 1801.

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:

1801, p. 25, No 91

Text:

Thomas Barber of the parish of Parramatta and Lidia Parker of ditto were married by banns this ninth day of January in the year one thousand eight hundred and two by me Samuel Marsden. Lidia made her X mark and Thomas signed the register In the presence of John Townsend and Elizabeth Thomas who both made their X marks

CensusAncestry.com. 1828 New South Wales, Australia Census (TNA Copy) [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2007.
Text:

Barber, Thomas 67 came free El. Cornwallis 1801 Protestant, shopkeeper Parramatta 350 acres 7 horses 100 horned cattle Barber, Lydia 65 came free El. Cornwallis 1801 Protestant Barber, Samuel 23 born in the colony [son of Thomas and Lydia] Barber, Mary 18 born in the colony [wife of Samuel] Barber, Lydia Jr. 17 born in the colony [daughter of Samuel and Mary, aged 17 months]

CensusAncestry.com. 1828 New South Wales, Australia Census (Australian Copy) [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2007.
Text:

Barker, Thomas, 66, came free, Earl Cornwallis, 1801, landholder, Blackgarra, Camden, 2020 acres, 3 acres cleared, 2 acres cultivated 6 horses, 360 horned cattle

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
Text:

Lydia's gravestone is inscribed: Sacred To the memory of THOMAS BARBER who departed this life 22nd June 1838 aged 80 years Also of LYDIA wife of the above who departed this life 27th November 1838 aged 75 years Also of DAVID CHILDS BARBER son of the above who departed this life 7th November 1811 aged 10 years Also of THOMAS BARBER grandson of the above THOMAS & LYDIA BARBER who died 1838 aged 6 years Jesus said suffer the little children to come unto me And forbid them not for such is the Kingdom of God. Mark X 14 Also of THOMAS JOHN COOK Great Grandson of the above who departed this life 22ns April 1861 aged 10 years They die in Jesus and are blest How sweet there slumbers are From suffering and from woes released And free from every snare Also of ELIZA MATILDA MAXWELL daughter of SAMUEL & MARY BARBER who departed this life February 17 1864 aged 22 years

Sacred to the memory of SAMUEL BARBER who died Dec. 12th 1890 aged 88 years.