Free Settler or Felon?

Hunter Valley Settlers

David Brown - Map 5

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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; and
William Spears
of the New South Wales Corp (4)
In 1824 David Brown (senior), David Brown (junior), and brother Thomas Brown, were each promised by Governor Darling, 150 acres at Jerry’s Plains.
Thomas Brown'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