KENT STREET

SOME RESIDENTS AND GLIMPSES OF

KENT STREET

WHERE THE MCNALLYS ARE REGISTERED AS LIVING IN 1822 AND 1828

CENSUSES WHILST MELINDA WAS SERVANT

WITH REV HILL IN CASTLEREAGH STREET

1808

after the Rum Rebellion in 1808, James sQUIRE began work as a baker

(James had a bakery in Kent Street)

The Old Sydney Burial Ground buried both the convict and free population.

There were no apparent denominational divisions,

but some social distinctions were maintained in

the spatial organisation of the cemetery.

Early Sydney residents recalled

that the military were buried in certain parts of the cemetery.

The corner close to Kent Street hosted graves of the

non-commissioned officers of the 46th

and 48th

Regiment. Over in the south-west corner near the Presbyterian Church,

soldiers of the 73rd

Regiment were buried. And in the ground fronting George Street,

near Druitt Street, were buried some non-commissioned officers

of the NSW Corps.

ST PHILLIPS CHURCH

1810-1820

LANCER BARRACKS AND LINDEN HOUSE 1810 -1820

1824

George Wheeler, a Somerset farmer who was a weaver by trade,

arrived in Sydney in 1817 to

work at Simeon Lord’s mill at Botany. He remained

seven years before setting up a soap and candle factory

in Kent Street with his two sons.

1831

DANIEL MORRIS

By 1828 Daniel was a shopkeeper, and a

bout three years after the census, on 7th July 1831, he

was issued with a publican’s licence for The Green Gate in

Kent Street, Sydney (11).

On 11th July 1832 the licence was renewed (12), and again on 15th

July 1833 (13). But the following year, on 30th June 1834,

the licence for The Green Gate was issued to Mary Morris (14).

The reason is not apparent

from the NSW Registrar General’s indexes, but in fact Daniel died

at the age of 34 or 35 on 31st December, 1833.

His cause of death is not noted, since the

record of his death is in the NSW Probate index: BE IT KNOWN

that upon search being made in the registry of the Court

it appears that on 5 July 1834 ADMINISTRATION

of the estate of DANIEL MORRIS late of Sydney

in the State of New South Wales VICTUALLER

who died intestate on 31 December 1833

was granted to MARY MORRIS the widow of the deceased. (15)

THOMAS DAY – BOAT BUILDER NEXT DOOR TO James DEMPSEY

James DEMPSEY where the RCS met .

In some anonymous scribbled notes

found in a folder in the

Adelaide Archives is written of Dempsey:

“He was at the period we

write of a widower and he now

devoted all his earnings to supply a want,

so much felt,

of having a house

to shelter those few good men who,

despite the floggings ordered

by Clerical Magistrates for not attending the

Protestant Services on Sunday,

kept their faith without

faltering. This house was situated in Kent St.

and a few doors from

Erskine St.

1824

GIBBONS, MATTHEW

Address12 January 1824 46 Kent Street, Sydney, NSW,

A government letter was sent to Gibbons at this address.

Employment 6 June 1826 Sydney, NSW,

a storekeeper to the Civil Engineer

at the Lumber Yard

Will*14 October 1834Testate2; Sydney, NSW
Executrix: Margaret GordonDeath*

20 July 1835 26 Kent Street, Sydney, NSW

1832

Thomas Spencer West became a warehouse keeper for

the firm of Jones, Riley and Walker,

then later opened his own shop in

Kent Street, Sydney.

In 1832 he became the publican of the

Barque Woodlark in Kent Street, which was later

known as the Woodlark Inn and the Ship Inn.

1836

1836 –CONICT  Bolton                          
lived Kent St/ court

1841

1841 – LORD NELSON LICENCE GRANTED.

CNR KENT AND ARGYLE. LICENSEE –

WILLIAM WELLS CONDITIONALLY PARDONED IN

1837 AFTER BEING TRANSPORTED IN 1810

1848

1848.

Strict and Particular Baptist

a group of

hyper-calvinist views

apparently

existed as early as the 1830s.

In 1848, the

group was

meeting in Macquarie St

and later in Kent

and Goulbourn

Streets.

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