Hunter Valley Colonial Medical Practitioners

George Frederick Barnes

George Frederick Barnes was first listed as a Qualified Medical Practitioner at Hinton in 1839 (1)

In March 1839 he purchased land in the Parish of Butterwick from Alexander Livingstone. Witness to the transaction was Robert Murray.(2)

In June 1840 a Notice was placed in the Sydney Herald stating that the Partnership existing between George Frederick Barnes Esq., of Selwood, Hinton and Mr. Robert Murray, of Hopewell was dissolved by mutual consent. It was probably this same Robert Murray who took out a publican's license for the Hinton Hotel a few months earlier.

George Frederick Barnes married Jane Murray, daughter of Robert Murray on 24 December 1840 at Hinton.

He moved to Victoria approximately 1863. In August 1868 he was appointed public vaccinator in the district of Woodend, Victoria.  


(1) Sydney Herald 8 April 1839

(2) NSW Australia, Land Grants, 1788-1963 Original data: NSW Government. NSW, Various Land Records. State Records Authority of NSW   


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