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Gregory, Edward William (1805–1879)

Edward William Gregory arrived in New South Wales in 1814 aboard the Broxbornebury, with his two brothers, sister, and mother, Henrietta Gregory, who arrived as a convict. His father, also called Edward William Gregory, arrived in the colony the next year as a free settler. Following his mother's death and his father's return to England in 1819 he (along with his brothers) was placed in the Male Orphan School and apprenticed as a shoemaker. In 1821 he received a medal as the best reader. The next year he made a complaint about ill usage and short rations. On 8 October 1823 the Colonial Secretary made an order regarding the £60/10/4, being the principal and interest arising from the sale of the effects of the 'absconded father and deceased Mother' of the Gregory children. The money was to be shared equally by the children, one quarter was to be paid to Mr and Mrs Ann Bushel, one fourth to Edward Gregory and the remaining half to the other two children when they came of age. Edward left the Orphan School in August 1825.

In the 1828 Census Edward's occupation was recorded as shoemaker. His younger brothers Charles and George were living with him. In the 1858 Sands Directory Edward's occupation was given as soda water maker.

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