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  • ID: I657
  • Name: George WITHERS
  • Given Name: George
  • Surname: Withers
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 14 OCT 1802 in Thatcham,Greenham,Berkshire,UK
  • Christening: 7 NOV 1802 Thatcham,Greenham,Berkshire,UK
  • Death: 29 AUG 1878 in Gurrundah,Breadalbane,NSW,Australia
  • Burial: 31 AUG 1878 Mutmutbilly,near Breadalbane,NSW,Australia
  • Note:
    BIOGRAPHY: George Withers was born in Greenham, England, United Kingdom in 1802.
    He sailed from Portsmouth on 28 Aug 1823 as a convict. The trial was held in
    London. He received a seven year sentence for theft, and was assigned to Amos
    Crisp at Minto, New South wales, Australia. He arrived in Sydney on the
    'Guildford' on 05 Mar 1824. In 1830 he received his certificate of freedom.
  • Note:
    BIOGRAPHY: In 1835 he was sentenced to 3 years at Moreton Bay for larceny,
    leaving NSW 8 Jun 1835 and returning 7 Jul 1837 (time off for good behaviour?).
    Apart from Amos Crisp, he also worked for James White and a Mrs Hume. Following
    his certificate of freedom, he became a farmer and a settler.
  • Note:
    BIOGRAPHY: In June 1830, he received permission to marry Susannah. According to
    family lore, George, a Catholic, converted to Church of England. However, a few
    years before his death, George reverted to Catholicism.
  • Note:
    MARRIAGE: married at the Church of England
    marriage certificate 1830/0 (V18304959 3B) or 1830/0 (V1830225 14) - NSW Number
    225 of Volume 14, parish of St Peter, Campbelltowwn County of Cumberland, NSW.
    Application P 49230/80 WD
  • Note:
    DEATH: wrote his last will on 22 Jan 1877 (# 2781) death certificate 5987/1878 -
  • Note:
    BIOGRAPHY: George and his sons became teamsters, working the area between Sydney
    and Albury. Eventually, they based themselves at Breadalbane.
  • Note:
    BIOGRAPHY: He was listed on George Alexander Wither's death certificate as being
    a farmer
  • Note:
    BURIAL: Buried at St Bridgid's Catholic Church (built 1865), 9 km north-west of
    Breadalbane, 23 km by road from Gunning.
  • Note: BURIAL: His gravestone reads "George Withers, died 29/08/1878 aged 88"
  • Note:
    Sources: Australian Vital Records Index 1788-1905 R-Z Marriage Records
    Spouse: LLOYD, Susannah
    Index Year: 1830
    Reg Year: 1830 Reg State: New South Wales
    Ref Number: V18304959 3B
    Parish: Campbelltown, St Peter's (Co. Airds), Church of England Death Records
    Father: John
    Mother: Unknown
    Index Year: 1878
    Reg Year: 1878 Reg State: New South Wales
    Ref Number: 5987

    Father: John WITHERS b: ABT FEB 1771 in prob Lambourne,Berkshire,UK c: 24 FEB 1771 in Lambourne,Berkshire,UK
    Mother: Hannah BURGESS b: in sometime around,1760-1770s

    Marriage 1 Susannah LLOYD b: ABT 1802 in Manchester,UK
    • Married: 4 AUG 1830 in Campbelltown,NSW,Australia
    • Divorced: N
    1. Has Children John WITHERS b: 15 MAY 1831 in NSW,Australia c: ABT MAY 1831 in NSW,Australia
    2. Has No Children George WITHERS b: 11 MAR 1832 in NSW,Australia
    3. Has Children Richard WITHERS b: 3 FEB 1833
    4. Has Children Samuel R WETHERS b: 5 NOV 1833 in NSW,Australia c: ABT NOV 1833 in NSW,Australia
    5. Has Children Edward WITHERS b: 1838 in NSW,Australia
    6. Has Children James WITHERS b: 6 DEC 1839 in NSW,Australia
    7. Has Children George Alexander WITHERS b: 28 MAY 1841 in Gunning,NSW,Australia c: 3 OCT 1846 in Gunning,NSW,Australia
    8. Has Children Hannah Mary (Mary) WITHERS b: 7 MAY 1843 in NSW,Australia
    9. Has Children Henry WITHERS b: 21 AUG 1844 in New South Wales,Australia
    10. Has No Children Francis WITHERS b: 31 MAR 1847 in NSW,Australia
    11. Has Children Alfred WITHERS b: 6 SEP 1847 in NSW,Australia
    12. Has Children Joseph W WITHERS b: 18 APR 1851 in NSW,Australia
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