About John Blackman [Free Settler "Canada" 1801]
John BLACKMAN was born c1795 Woolwich (son of James BLACKMAN and Elizabeth HARLEY)
John arrived in Sydney Cove with his parents and siblings on "Canada" as free settlers in 1801.
John married Elizabeth MORRIS 1/11/1824 Castlereagh, NSW
John died 21/11/1867 at Coonamble, NSW
From Brian Yap's Family Tree Information:
Born: 1795-1798, Woolwich, Kent, England, United Kingdom
Marriage: Elizabeth Morris on 1 Nov 1824 in Castlereagh, Cumberland County, New South Wales
Died: 21 Nov 1867, Coonamble, Leichhardt County, New South Wales at age 71
Buried: Mount Clarence, Cook County, New South Wales
Noted events in his life were:
• He immigrated "free" per Canada. on 14 Dec 1801 to Sydney, Cumberland County, New South Wales.
• Land grant: 50 acres, 1818, Kelso, Roxburgh County, New South Wales.
• He was employed in 1823 in Orange, Wellington County, New South Wales. Chief Constable
• He owned slab hut in 1837 in Mudgee, Wellington County, New South Wales. 5 John built a slab hut, the first building in what was to be surveyed as the township of Mudgee. This hut was his dwelling and a general store.
• He was involved in a court case from 16 Oct 1837 to 17 Oct 1837 in Supreme Court of New South Wales, Cumberland County, Sydney, New South Wales. Donnison v. Faunce [www.law.mq.edu.au]
Supreme Court of New South Wales
Dowling A.C.J., 16 and 17 October 1837
Source: Sydney Gazette, 19 October 1837
Before the Acting Chief Justice, and the following Special Jury, - Messrs. T. Gore (foreman), J. Blackman , H. Hume, John Lord, E. Haslingden, C. Fairs, Henry Fisher, J. Verge, E. Holt, J. Tooth, J. Giles, and J. L. Scarvill, Esquires.
I have presumed that this is John as the others J Blackmans were constables and hence should not have been eligible.
• He owned land granted by the NSW Government on 30 Jun 1840 in Richmond, Cumberland County, New South Wales.
• He owned Rosedale Farm from 1850 to 1858 in Bowenfels, Cook County, New South Wales. Establised this property.
• He owned The Australia Arms Inn from 1850 to 1858 in Bowenfels, Cook County, New South Wales. 2 Now known as "Fernhill".
• He owned Nugal Station on Castlereagh Road From 1850 in Coonamble, Leichhardt County, New South Wales.
1818 Jan 24 On list of persons for whom land grants ready for delivery (Reel 6038; SZ759 p.428)
1818 May 9 On list of new settlers recently sent to Bathurst who are to receive land on the north bank of the Macquarie River (Fiche 3266; 9/2652 p.42)
1818 Oct One cow issued to from the Government Herds at Bathurst as donation to encourage agricultural pursuits (Reel 6031; 4/7028A p.145)
1818 Oct 24 On return of horned cattle issued from the Government Herds between 8 May 1814 and 9 Jan 1819; donation to encourage agricultural pursuits at Bathurst (Reel 6048; 4/1742 p.44)
1820 Apr 7 Received payment at Sydney for meat and grain delivered into the Commissariat Stores at Bathurst (Reel 6049; 4/1744 p.384 & 4/1745 p.34)
1821 Signatory to petition from settlers at Bathurst re having their grain received into the Stores (Fiche 3041; 4/1828 No.16); statement of grain they wished to deliver (Reel 6065; 4/1798 p.109)
1822 Signatory to memorials of settlers at Bathurst praying that their grants be confirmed without alteration and that some forest ground be located as a common (Reel 6065; 4/1798 pp.123, 127)
1822 Petition for his salary (Reel 6056; 4/1763 p.141)
1822 Memorial (Fiche 3041; 4/1828 No.24)
1822 Mar 30 Juror at inquest on William Maybrow held at Bathurst (Reel 6021; 4/1819 p.449)
1822 Apr 6 District constable at Bathurst. Certifying that James Blackman (Junior) had commenced cultivating the land granted him by Governor Macquarie (Fiche 3041; 4/1828 No.23C)
1822 Aug 1 One of those who apprehended five bushrangers in the County of Westmoreland (Reel 6055; 4/1761 p.88)
1823 Requesting salary (Reel 6065; 4/1798 p.381)
1823 Jun 27 Re memorial of Thomas Johns (Fiche 3066; 4/1835A No.162 p.59)
1823 Jun 27 Re memorial of Thomas Miller (Fiche 3068; 4/1835A No.205 pp.303-4)
1824 Jun Petition re his dismissal from the situation of District Constable at Bathurst (Reel 6065; 4/1799 p.117). Reply, 18 Jun (Reel 6013; 4/3511 p.497)
1824 Oct 11 On return of grain in the possession of settlers and other private individuals in the District of Bathurst (Reel 6065; 4/1800 p.189)
1825 Oct 24 Memorial (Fiche 3120; 4/1840B No.55 pp.329-32)
1825 Nov On list of persons who have received orders for grants of land (Fiche 3266; 9/2652 p.85)
At "Nugal Station", Castlereagh Road.
At Rosedale Private Cemetery, Plot 124.
John married Elizabeth Morris, daughter of James Morris and Sarah Mitchell, on 1 Nov 1824 in Castlereagh, Cumberland County, New South Wales. (Elizabeth Morris was born on 11 Apr 1808 in Nepean River, Cumberland County, New South Wales and died on 13 Dec 1901 in Coonamble, Leichhardt County, New South Wales, Australia .) The cause of her death was Senile decay.
At Christ Church, Castlereagh.
John Blackman [Free Settler "Canada" 1801]'s Timeline
Woolwich, Kent, England UK
November 21, 1860
Nugal Station, On The Castlereagh River, North Of Coonamble
Rosedale, NSW, Australia