Located at 120 March Street, Richmond. William Price was born 25 December 1792 Chermside Essex, England; died 28 May 1877 Richmond; married Ann Cooper 21 September 1818 Richmond. Ann Cooper was born 21 January 1801 Sydney; died 16 May 1856 Richmond; parents Charles Cooper and Alice Davis.
William Price arrived in NSW as a convict aboard the ‘Ocean’ in 1816. In 1822 he bought one acre of land from William Bowman and by 1827 had constructed this two storey dwelling where he resided with his wife and several children. Price also ran a post office and an undertakers business from this site. He died on 28 May 1877 aged 85 years. The home has been occupied by succeeding generations of the Price family. William’s son William Thomas Price established a thriving blacksmithing and wheelwright business at the rear of the house employing several tradesman.
William Price, a convict who arrived on the Ocean in 1816, resided on one acre in the township of Richmond in 1828 with his wife Ann and various children (1828 census). The Price family lived at 120 March Street, opposite Richmond Park. The older cottage had the tan yards behind. Apparently Price also ran a post office and an undertakers business from this site. Price’s House was built between 1822 and 1827.
William Price, a transported convict of 1816 bought one acre of land from William Bowman in 1822 and by 1827 had erected a house on precisely the site of the existing house. Price’s original building, constructed between 1822 and 1827, remains largely unaltered.
In 1904 the house was the home of the Town Clerk of Richmond Borough Council Mr A Price.
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