|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
Below are some of the land
transactions of Archibald Mossman.....
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
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
Archibald Mossman acquired Furracabad station near
Glenn Innes and also the estate Abbey Green near
Singleton, having purchased it from
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
Notes & Links:
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
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