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Prosperity in a new land - Australia

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  • George Armytage, Jr. (1795 - 1862)
    George Armytage was born c 1795 in Derby, the son of George Armytage and Elizabeth Rose Dudley married Elizabeth Peters on Sep 29 1818 in Hobart Town, Tasmania, Australia and died in 1862 in Victoria, ...
  • George Fairbairn (1816 - 1895)
    In 1838 a party, consisting of six gentlemen, arranged in Glasgow to enter upon colonial life in Australia. These were—Dr. Wilson, Dr. Wilkie, Mr. Campbell (of Otter), Mr. Gardiner, Mr. Daniel Mackenzi...
  • Emanuel Solomon (1800-1873), by Henry Jones State Library of South Australia, SLSA: B 2767
    Emanuel Solomon, M.L.C (c.1800 - 1873)
    Emanuel Solomon M.L.C Emanuel Solomon (1800-1873), merchant, was born in London, son of Samuel Moss Solomon, pencilmaker, and his wife Elizabeth, née Moses. On 4 August 1817 he was convicted, with hi...
  • William Consett Proctor (1850 - 1905)
    William Consett Proctor William Consett Proctor was born on Tuesday, 1 January 1850 in Lancashire, England. 1851 England & Wales Census Birth: Circa 1850 - Lancashire, England Residence: 1851...
  • Honourable Alexander Hay (1820 - 1898)
    Honourable Alexander Hay (photo: Mount Breckan 2010 ) Birth: Jan 12 1820 Christening: Jan 30 1820 Queen Anne St. Burgher Associate, Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland Residence: 1820 Dunfermline, Fife...

Prosperity in a new land - Australia

We have been talking about "following the money" as a way to find the ancestry of our Pioneers. This project will list pioneers who:

1. Came to the country with very little 2. Became very prominent in the new country 3. Became wealthy in the new country 4. Were heavily sponsored in fields such as arts, politics or business

Please add profiles to this project that fit the above criteria. We can also look at possible subsequent generations, not all connections were known immediately.

This project is not designed to "sing the praises" of these families, but, more to assist in working out their connections to "their country of origin" and others, mostly, to solve the mysteries of the past.

  • It would be helpful to have similar projects for the US, India, South Africa and the East Indies.

New South Wales


South Australia

Western Australia