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]...

Storey, John

In September 1841 Storey was a constable in Berrima and remained in the township until 1844.[1] Nothing else is known of him with several people of that name mentioned in the press and in ancestry.com. [1] SRNSW Police Establishment Records  ...

Stewart, John

Little is known of John Stewart and what is known comes mainly from a report in the Sydney Herald of 29 July 1840 and the Berrima gaol book of the same year. The newspaper report says Stewart, a shoemaker and holding a conditional pardon was sentenced to a year in an...

Splatt, Thomas and Rebecca

The Splatt’s are referred to as residents of Berrima when, in April 1837, they are witnesses at the wedding of James Wellings and Catherine Buckland. Unfortunately, Splatt was to die later in 1837, aged only 36, and his burial record states he was a brickmaker.[1]...

Solomon, Phillip (Philip) and Jane

NSW Publicans’ licence records tell us that in June 1841 (and 1842) a Phillip Solomon was the licensee of the Queen Victoria Inn.[1] But it would seem from the advertisement reproduced below and placed in The Australian of 28 January 1841 that Solomon was already...