James Badgery, a well-educated farmer from Devon, received land grants of 139 acres (56.2 hectares) in the area. On his land, Swilly Farm, he built up a productive farm without government assistance and endured the 1806 flood without much financial loss. By 1806, part of this farm was leased to the well-known First Fleeters Anthony and Elizabeth Rope.
James Badgery’s 100 acre grant was Portion 28 Parish of Castlereagh, County of Cumberland, adjoining Andrew Thompson’s farm Agnes Bank.
The Mary Matcham Pitt Family History Website Jemima first married Captain Austin Forrest, whom she wed on 18 April 1810 in the parish of St Matthew’s at Windsor – the first to be registered. They lived at Swilly Farm, not far from Jemima’s mother and brother in the Hawkesbury district…see website for more details.
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