Levy, Lewis and Annie

A probable date for Lewis’ arrival from London is 1838 when there is an entry for the arrival of a Lewis Levy on the Marion Watson, which sailed from Hobart on 7 February of that year.[1] He may have come to Berrima at the behest of his uncle, Joseph Levy, who was one...

Walton, John and Susan

The only evidence and information that John Walton and wife, Susan Reece, were in Berrima is their marriage. This was at Sutton Forest on 8 October 1839 where both are referred to as ‘of Berrima’ Confirming this is that the witnesses were Michael and Jane Doyle,...

Waltham, George

George Waltham is recorded in the Returns of the Colony as sub-inspector of roads between February 1835 and 1841. For one year only, 1837, is he specifically stated as working in Berrima. His salary was £82/2/- plus forage for one horse. The only other record of a...

Waddy, Richard – Ensign

Authority over Berrima’s convict contingent, and the men who guarded them, initially lay with twenty-one-year-old Ensign Richard Waddy. Waddy had arrived in the colony in 1834 in charge of the convicts on the Hive and had arrived in Berrima in January 1835 with...

Thompson, Frederick Lee Chalmers

Frederick lee Chalmers Thompson was Berrima’s first police magistrate appointed on 1 March 1836.[1] His salary was £250 per annum. He had been a magistrate in the area since 1833 and served until November 1839 when he was succeeded by George Meares Countess Bowen.[2]...