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Blanchard, Walter (1806–1860)

Walter Blanchard was sentenced to life imprisonment for breaking into the house of the Honourable Henry Vane, commonly called Lord Viscount Bernard, at St. Marylebone, and stealing twenty-nine towels, value 14 shillings. He arrived in Sydney in 1823 aboard the Ocean in 1823.

In 1836 he was a member (blacksmith) of the expedition into Australia Felix by the Surveyor-General, Sir Thomas Mitchell.

He was a member of the United Loyal Hawkesbury Lodge of The Independent Order of OddFellows, and from the 1840s a publican at Windsor, of variously White Hart Hotel, Barraba Hall Hotel and Royal Hotel. Walter and Elizabeth had 7 children.

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  • Blanshard, Walter

London, Middlesex, England


15 June 1860
Windsor, New South Wales, Australia

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