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Series 1 Vol 1 p 499

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Captain Paterson to Right Honourable Henry Dundas on 15 June 1795 reported that the number of settlers on the banks of the Hawkesbury, together with their families amounted to upwards of four hundred people whose farms extended nearly thirty miles along both sides of the river.

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In his 'Account of the English colony of New South Wales' (1798) David Collins stated that in January 1794 another division of settlers were added to those already established at the Hawkesbury. This statement indicates that there were settlers living in the Hawkesbury prior to January 1794.

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Series I Vol II, Grose to Dundas, 29 April 1794, p 210

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In January 1794 the first twenty-two settlers were granted land on the banks of the Hawkesbury River between the present town of Windsor and Pitt Town Bottoms.

Comments (6)

  • anon

    I am a desendant of convicts (father & son) david & robert horton who were granted land at pitt town bottoms but are not included as original families in the area. can you help me out here?
    regards,
    steve

    Jun 26, 2011
  • anon

    Although not one of the settlers granted land in 1794, David Horton was granted land in 1802. Horton,who arrived on the `William & Ann` in 1791 and married Catherine Kelly at Pitt Town is mentioned in the publication `Hawkesbury Pioneer Register` which was published by the Hawkesbury Family History Group (two volumes were published and are available from Hawkesbury Library, Windsor. David Horton also appears on the Parish of Pitt Town County of Cumberland map as the grantee of portion 45.

    Jul 06, 2011
  • anon

    Was there a creek at Pitt town named after Hortons? Also I think some hortons buried at a cemetery near Cattai, but not sure where
    Regards, steve

    Jan 13, 2012
  • anon

    I am a descendant of Sarah Pigg and Thomas Hoskisson both convicts. They settled on the Hawksbury at Green Hills later to be Windsor. I have recently written a historical factual fiction about her life and the life of her son John Hoskisson and his daughter Sarah Hoskisson. The book is called SARAH.

    Mar 21, 2017
  • anon

    Sarah Hoskisson was the daughter of Simon Freebody and Mary Wells, both convicts, who had a land grant at Freemans Reach. Simon Freebody is my 3rd Great Grandfather. My mother was Annie - Mary Freebody.
    Simon Freebody was involved in the murder of 2 Aboriginal boys in 1799 together with 4 other men. Thomas Hoskisson, father -in-law of Sarah was killed by aborigines in 1799 as detailed in the book Blood Revenge: Murder on the Hawkesbury 1799.

    Aug 31, 2017
  • anon

    Shirley,
    I am also a relative of Sarah Hoskisson who was the daughter of Simon Freebody and Mary Wells. My mother was Annie-Mary Freebody .

    Aug 31, 2017

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