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Archibald Mosman
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Archibald Mosman - Sydney Mail 21 September 1921

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

Archibald and his twin brother George Mosman 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.

Both Archibald and George Mosman were granted land in the Upper Williams River district.....In December 1836, 2560 acres that had been promised to Archibald Mosman by Gov. Darling on 6.2.1829 was re-advertised in favour of John Lord. In 1837 Archibald Mosman purchased 2560 acre of land at the Williams River that had been a grant to Joseph Rookin

He also purchased 2560 acres that had been a primary grant to John Gilchrist dated 21t July 1831 at Wollombi.......

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

He married Harriet Farquarson in December 1847 and died at Randwick in 1863.

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


1). Australian Dictionary of Biography - Archibald Mosman

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 Mosman 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)

3). Relic of Archibald Mosman - One of the oldest buildlings in Mosman, with many historic memories attached to it was completely burnt out last night, despite the efforts of the Mosman and Neutral Bay fire brigades. It was the squat stone structure well known as Mrs. Lewis's refreshment rooms, beside the bridge at the loweer end of Avenue road. It was owned by Mr. Rabone, of Military road, Mosman.
The buildling was erected in the thirties by the late Mr. Archibald Mosman, after whom Mosman Bay was named. It was principally used in the old whaling days to provide accommodation for crews of ships that were hove to there and careened. At that time several of the rooms were fitted after the fashion of a ship's fo'csle, with tiers of bunks against the walls
. - The Sun 30 January 1914

4). In St. Jude's cemetery Randwick, is an old fashioned monument of the altar type to "Archibald Mosman, died January 29 1863 aged 64 years".
On the other side is inscribed:
"In memory of Harriett Mosman, died in London, August 24 1883; aged 63 years. Buried here with her husband and children at her own request"
Mr. Mosman was a walthy breeder of cattle and jumbucks. His widow married the station overseer and went to reside in England. On her death she desired that her remains should be brought to Sydney and placed alongside her first husband. There is no mention on the memorial of the second husband
. - Truth 8 June 1902