John Brabyn, 17581835 (aged 77 years)

Name
John /Brabyn/
Given names
John
Surname
Brabyn
Birth 1758
Citation details: p. 265
Text:

Born at Pelynt Cornwall in 1758 the son of John Brabyn and Joanna Jago.

MarriageMarya Marta Manuela Sora SerranoView this family
about 1788 (aged 30 years)

Immigration February 12, 1796 (aged 38 years)
Text:

John entered the army in 1778 and seems to have become a recruiting sergeant before he was appointed an ensign in the New South Wales Corps on 6 May 1795. He sailed with his Spanish wife Mary (d.1796), son and daughter from Ireland next year in command of the military guard in the Marquis Cornwallis. On the voyage he dealt severely with an attempt by Irish convicts, aided by their guards, to take the ship.

Property between 1796 and 1800 (aged 42 years)
Text:

After he arrived at Port Jackson he was posted to Norfolk Island, where he was granted a lease of nineteen acres (7.7 ha) in October 1796 and performed useful service as a trader, though not in rum. He was promoted lieutenant on 15 August 1800 and soon afterwards returned to Sydney. In September 1801 he was one of the four officers who examined John Macarthur's pistols before his duel with William Paterson; they discovered defects which were thought to justify Macarthur's extraordinary action in loading them himself when the duel took place. Despite Brabyn's part in this affair, next month he was granted 200 acres (81 ha) by Governor Philip Gidley King.

MarriageSarah ElliottView this family
October 14, 1802 (aged 44 years)
Text:

Sarah Dennison nee Elliott

Text:

On the 15th of August,1800 John was promoted Lieutenant and returned to Sydney Town, and from there he continued on to Cornwall in England to bring his seven year daughter Jennifer Ann back to Australia. John and his daughter Jennifer Ann returned to Sydney with the family silver which was John's heritage, sailing on the ship "Hercules" and it was here that John met the Irish woman Sarah DENNISON (also called herself Sarah HOWARD and Sarah ELLIOT) who was said to be the wife of Bernard (Barney) Dennison an Irish convict who had come to Australia on the ship "Martha" to New South Wales in 1791.

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On 14 October 1802 he married Sarah Denison née Howard, the widow of a free settler.

Damage to Garden August 1806 (aged 48 years)
Citation details: The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser (NSW : 1803 - 1842) Sun 17 Aug 1806
Text:

"NOTICE. IN consequence of repeated damage being done by trespass upon my Garden in the Town of Parramatta and the fence thereof at sundry times broken down and carried away, I do hereby offer a Reward of Ten Guineas To any person or persons who will render information whereby the offending parties may be brought to conviction. And it being my determination to prosecute with unexampled severity all and every person who shall be detected herein, I do hereby give notice, that independent of the above Reward no further expence [sic] or trouble will be spared in accomplishing so necessary an object. (signed). J.BRABYN."

Occupation
Commandant
between November 1808 and January 1810 (aged 52 years)
Occupation
Soldier
1811 (aged 53 years)
Employer: NSW Veteran Company
Text:

Returned to England with 102nd Regiment in 1810; arrived back in New South Wales per "Admiral Gambier", 1811 to join the New South Wales Veteran Company from which he retired in 1824.

Census November 1828 (aged 70 years)
Text:

Brabyn, John 69, came free, Ms. Cornwallis, 1796 Protestant, farmer, Richmond, 1100 acres, 300 acres cleared, 82 acres cultivated, 6 horses, 123 horned cattle Brabyrn, Sarah 65 came free Hercules, 1802, Protestant

Death August 1, 1835 (aged 77 years)
Address: 'York Lodge'
Burial
Cemetery: St Matthews
Family with Marya Marta Manuela Sora Serrano
himself
17581835
Birth: 1758Cornwall, England, United Kingdom
Death: August 1, 1835Windsor, Hawkesbury, New South Wales, Australia
wife
17611796
Birth: March 24, 1761Spain
Death: 1796
Marriage Marriageabout 1788
7 years
son
2 years
daughter
1795
Birth: about 1795 37 33
Death:
Family with Sarah Elliott
himself
17581835
Birth: 1758Cornwall, England, United Kingdom
Death: August 1, 1835Windsor, Hawkesbury, New South Wales, Australia
wife
17641847
Birth: 1764
Death: 1847St Marys, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Marriage MarriageOctober 14, 1802Parramatta, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
11 months
daughter
18031884
Birth: September 22, 1803 45 39Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: September 19, 1884Singleton, Hunter, New South Wales, Australia
22 months
daughter
18051881
Birth: July 16, 1805 47 41Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: 1881Penrith, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
BirthHall, Barbara Ann. A Desperate set of villains: the convicts of the Marquis Cornwallis, Ireland to Botany Bay 1796. self-published: 2003
Citation details: p. 265
Text:

Born at Pelynt Cornwall in 1758 the son of John Brabyn and Joanna Jago.

ImmigrationAustralian Dictionary of Biography. Online edition. [database - on-line]. Canberra: Australian National University, 2006
Text:

John entered the army in 1778 and seems to have become a recruiting sergeant before he was appointed an ensign in the New South Wales Corps on 6 May 1795. He sailed with his Spanish wife Mary (d.1796), son and daughter from Ireland next year in command of the military guard in the Marquis Cornwallis. On the voyage he dealt severely with an attempt by Irish convicts, aided by their guards, to take the ship.

PropertyAustralian Dictionary of Biography. Online edition. [database - on-line]. Canberra: Australian National University, 2006
Text:

After he arrived at Port Jackson he was posted to Norfolk Island, where he was granted a lease of nineteen acres (7.7 ha) in October 1796 and performed useful service as a trader, though not in rum. He was promoted lieutenant on 15 August 1800 and soon afterwards returned to Sydney. In September 1801 he was one of the four officers who examined John Macarthur's pistols before his duel with William Paterson; they discovered defects which were thought to justify Macarthur's extraordinary action in loading them himself when the duel took place. Despite Brabyn's part in this affair, next month he was granted 200 acres (81 ha) by Governor Philip Gidley King.

MarriageParramatta Family History Group (comp)., Parramatta pioneer register volume 2: settlement to 1920. Parramatta: the Society, 2003
Text:

Sarah Dennison nee Elliott

MarriageRootsWeb. WorldConnect [database on-line]. Ancestry.com, 2009
Text:

On the 15th of August,1800 John was promoted Lieutenant and returned to Sydney Town, and from there he continued on to Cornwall in England to bring his seven year daughter Jennifer Ann back to Australia. John and his daughter Jennifer Ann returned to Sydney with the family silver which was John's heritage, sailing on the ship "Hercules" and it was here that John met the Irish woman Sarah DENNISON (also called herself Sarah HOWARD and Sarah ELLIOT) who was said to be the wife of Bernard (Barney) Dennison an Irish convict who had come to Australia on the ship "Martha" to New South Wales in 1791.

MarriageAustralian Dictionary of Biography. Online edition. [database - on-line]. Canberra: Australian National University, 2006
Text:

On 14 October 1802 he married Sarah Denison née Howard, the widow of a free settler.

Damage to GardenNational Library of Australia. Trove: one search...a wealth of information. [database on-line].
Citation details: The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser (NSW : 1803 - 1842) Sun 17 Aug 1806
Text:

"NOTICE. IN consequence of repeated damage being done by trespass upon my Garden in the Town of Parramatta and the fence thereof at sundry times broken down and carried away, I do hereby offer a Reward of Ten Guineas To any person or persons who will render information whereby the offending parties may be brought to conviction. And it being my determination to prosecute with unexampled severity all and every person who shall be detected herein, I do hereby give notice, that independent of the above Reward no further expence [sic] or trouble will be spared in accomplishing so necessary an object. (signed). J.BRABYN."

OccupationNew South Wales. State Records Office. Colonial Secretary's Index 1788-1825 [on-line]
OccupationNew South Wales. State Records Office. Colonial Secretary's Index 1788-1825 [on-line]
Text:

Returned to England with 102nd Regiment in 1810; arrived back in New South Wales per "Admiral Gambier", 1811 to join the New South Wales Veteran Company from which he retired in 1824.

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

Brabyn, John 69, came free, Ms. Cornwallis, 1796 Protestant, farmer, Richmond, 1100 acres, 300 acres cleared, 82 acres cultivated, 6 horses, 123 horned cattle Brabyrn, Sarah 65 came free Hercules, 1802, Protestant

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