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Carlisle, William (1784–1852)

William Carlisle arrived in Sydney in June 1804 as a missionary aboard the Experiment. He was granted 100 acres of land at Mulgrave Place in 1804.

He married Mary Ann Gordon in 1811 and, following her death, married Elizabeth Blackman in 1816. In that same year he went alone to Samuel Marsden's settlement at Bay of Islands, New Zealand. He returned to Sydney later in the year and then with his wife and child spent the next two years back at the mission in New Zealand.

In 1825 and 1828 Carlisle was working as a coach painter. After separating from his wife he worked as a tutor at Rylestone, on the property of his friend James Vincent. He died on 27 July 1852 and was buried on Vincent's property, Carwell, at Rylestone.

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'Carlisle, William (1784–1852)', People Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, https://peopleaustralia.anu.edu.au/biography/carlisle-william-24870/text33438, accessed 22 September 2021.

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