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Archibald Mossman was born 15 October 1799, son of Hugh and Agnes Mossman.

Archibald and his twin brother George Mossman arrived in New South Wales on the Civilian on 24 August 1828 after spending time growing sugar in the West Indies. Once in Australia, Archibald became involved in both the whaling and pastoral industry.

Below are some of the land transactions of Archibald Mossman.....

Both Archibald and George Mossman were granted land in the Upper Williams River district.....In December 1836, 2560 acres that had been promised to Archibald Mossman by Gov. Darling on 6.2.1829 was re-advertised in favour of John Lord

In 1837 Archibald Mossman purchased 2560 acre of land at the Williams River that had been a grant to Joseph Rookin and also 2560 acres that had been a primary grant to John Gilchrist on 21t July 1831.

Archibald Mossman acquired Furracabad station near Glenn Innes and also the estate Abbey Green near Singleton,  having purchased it from Alexander Warren.

Archibald Mossman became insolvent in the depression of the 1840s. He married Harriet Farquarson in December 1847 and died at Randwick in 1863.

Select here to find some of the convicts assigned to Archibald Mossman  

Notes & Links:

1). Australian Dictionary of Biography - Archibald Mossman

2). Jackey, alias Wong-ko-bi-kan, an aboriginal native, was indicted for the wilful murder of John Flynn (arrived per Jane), by wounding him with a spear at William's River, on the estate of Archibald Mossman on the 3rd April 1834, of which wound he lingered until the 6th following, and then died. (R. v. Jacky Jacky - Decisions of the Superior Courts of NSW)


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