Smeathman, Henry Osborn Green and Eliza Smeathman (mother)

Henry Smeathman was born in 1819 in the UK and arrived in Sydney with his parents in 1826. His father was appointed by the government as a coroner. The 1828 Census lists his father Charles Thomas Smeathman, aged 50, his mother Esther (Eliza) aged 50 and Henry Osborn...

Scott, Thomas and Catherine

The Scott family had arrived in the colony in 1838. They appear on the indent for the Parland which arrived from Londonderry on 30 October that year. The record shows that Thomas, aged 41, and his wife, aged 32, were accompanied by five children, one over 14 years,...

Ryan, Edward

Nothing is known of Edward D Ryan other than he ran a Catholic school in Berrima between 1840 and sometime in 1842, when he was succeeded by Edward Browne. The Returns of the Colony show a steady rise in the number of pupils in the school during his tenure: 1840 27...

Rochfort, Richard

A Richard Rocheforte is recorded as being buried at All Saints Sutton Forest in September 1836.[1] His occupation is listed as ‘stonemason’, he was 36 years of age and free by servitude having arrived on the Daphne. The Daphne arrived in Sydney in 1819 and on board...

Robinson, Benjamin and Louisa

Benjamin Robinson was the older brother of fellow Berrima resident Mary Harper, born around 1800.[1] It is tempting to think that Mary thought being a respectable citizen and inn-keeper’s wife in Berrima was a step-up from her family’s life in Birmingham and that she...