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Stanbury, George (1754–1840)

George Stanbury was sentenced to seven years transportation. He arrived in Sydney aboard the Atlantic as part of the Third Fleet. By 1799 he was on the list (registered as Stambury) of those who had grants and leases registered in the Colonial Secretary's office. In 1800 he had 6 acres of wheat sown at Prospect. By 1801, out of a total of 20 acres, 12 were cleared. By 1806 he held 50 acres at Prospect.

He married Ann Taylor on 24 December 1798. On 27 July 1811 he placed an advertisement in the Sydney Gazette warning that he would not be responsible for his wife's debts. In 1819, a year after Ann's death, he married Jane Hotchin. Jane had three daughters, all fathered by Stanbury before his first wife’s death. He died on 9th June 1840 at the General Hospital, Parramatta.

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'Stanbury, George (1754–1840)', People Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 5 August 2020.

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  • Stambury, George



9 June 1840
Parramatta, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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