Hobart Town Gazette reported the arrival of
Duncan Sinclair and
on the Wellington in 1822.....Arrived on Sunday last from
England, the brig Wellington, Captain Joseph Bryant, with merchandize.
This vessel left England in May, and having sprung a leak at sea, put into
Corunna to repair, where she remained two months. Passengers, Captain Eber
Bunker (part owner), Mr. Harris Walker (late Commander of the Maria
transport), Mr. John Henderson, Mr. Frederick Maye, Mr. Duncan Sinclair,
Mr. Peter Sinclair, Mr. Simon Lake, Mr. George Mitchinson and Mr. William
arrived as free settlers and soon applied for land grants. In an order
dated 29th January 1823 Peter Sinclair was granted 1000 acres of land and
assigned four convict servants and Duncan Sinclair was granted 800 acres
and three convict servants.
They were given permission to proceed to Newcastle on
the Mariner in February. Others making the voyage that day included
with four assigned servants,
John Cheers, John Hickey, George Brown, Alexander Dickson and
Duncan Sinclair selected his land on the Williams River.
(see map above)
In December 1824 the effects of Duncan Sinclair were
ordered to be sold in lieu of cattle allotted to him by Government. His
wife Ann applied to have her husband's grant of land cancelled in
consequence of his being insane; she requested another made out in favour
of such persons as the Governor may think proper in trust for the
Petitioner, her husband and family.