MELINDA MCNALLY BORN IN PITT TOWN :
OCTOBER 16th 1815
- From a 1998 entry in GENANZ ARCHIVES – A QUERY ABOUT BURIALS IN 1815. St. Philip's was at the top of Charlotte Place (now called Grosvenor St.)
and was positioned approx. on the Y juntion of what is now Lang St.I think that burial would have been at Sydney's old burial ground on the
corner of Druitt and George Streets (Sydney Town Hall is now there). I am
unsure if "The Sand Hills" burial grounds (Devonshire Street Cemetery) was
open at that time.
- WILBOW FAMILY
- CONVICTS IN 1815 AND PITT TOWN
- PATRICK LESLIE WAS BORN.
Patrick Leslie (1815-1881), pastoralist, pioneer and parliamentarian, was born at Warthill, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, second son of William and Jane Leslie. He was educated in Scotland and arrived at Sydney in 1835. After learning about flock management and colonial agriculture from the Macarthurs at Camden he managed ‘Collaroi’, a property near Cassilis NSW, owned by his uncle W.S. Davidson. When his brothers Walter and George arrived at Sydney he decided to look for land at the limits of settlement to the north. In 1840 he travelled north toward the Clarence River, and along with one convict, he explored the Darling Downs region, previously discovered by Allan Cunningham. Leslie settled on a property, ‘Canning Downs’, and his brothers followed with the flocks, making the Leslies the first European settlers on the Darling Downs.
Pacification and punishment: January 1815
Bathurst founded: May 1815
A steam engine in Sydney: May 1815
Bushrangers in Van Diemen’s Land: June 1815
‘Illicit commerce’ at Parramatta: July 1815
A Methodist circuit established: August 1815