Free Settler or Felon

Early Hunter Valley Settlers

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Hunter River - Dulwich -  Ravensworth  Mibrodale - Jerry's Plains - Foy Brook

David Brown - Map 5

David Brown senior arrived as a free settler with his children Mary, James, David junior and Thomas on the Earl Cornwallis in 1801.  Other free passengers on the Earl Cornwallis included John and Hannah Dight and their twelve children; William Eckford; William Spears of the New South Wales Corp (4)

In 1824 David (senior), David (junior), and brother, Thomas, were each promised by Governor Darling, 150 acres at Jerry’s Plains.

Thomas’s 150 acres was the most easterly of the three grants.

Select here to read 'Industry and Perseverance' - a history of David Brown & family of Jerry's Plains


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