Edward Sonter - Free Settler "Maitland" 1838

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About Edward Sonter - Free Settler "Maitland" 1838

Immigration

24 Jun 1838 Sailed from Gravesend on board the Maitland,

Arrival in colony 06 Nov 1838, Quarantine Station, North Head, New South Wales, Australia On board ship 'Maitland'


GEDCOM Note

In 1863 Edward Sonter was granted a tract of 40 acres of river flat at what is now known as Keith Hall and he settled there soon after with his wife and five children. He erected a hut and the family became pioneer settlers of the district. In the later years he acquired more land and eventually occupied a vast tract of country stretching across to the beach. There is no record of the childrens schooling but it is possible that they were taught by Mrs O'Conner as she conducted the only available schooling at the time. [IT:Taken from the book 'EMPIRE VALE, A HISTORY OF SCHOOL AND DISTRICT' by Empire Vale Public School Centenary Committee.

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Edward Sonter - Free Settler "Maitland" 1838's Timeline

1832
1832
Sandhurst Kent England
1838
November 16, 1838
Age 6
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
1838
Age 6
On Board the ship 'Maitland'
1852
June 6, 1852
Dundas NSW Australia
1853
November 24, 1853
Parramatta NSW Australia

NSW Birth Record
SONTER JAMES
Registration number
6056/1853 V18536056 121C
Father's Given name(s)
EDWARD
Mother's Given name(s)
SARAH
District

1855
December 10, 1855
Dundas NSW Australia
1856
1856
Parramatta 6807
1856
Age 24
Terania Creek, Northern Rivers, New South Wales, Australia
1859
January 18, 1859
Tabulam NSW Australia