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Charles Gregory (1807–1866)

Charles Gregory travelled with his convict mother and siblings to Sydney aboard the Broxbornebury in 1814. His father came free the following year. Following his mother's death in 1819 and his father's return to England, Charles and his two brothers were placed in the Male Orphan School. Charles was apprenticed as a tailor. He left the orphanage in August 1825.

By 1828 he was living with his older brother Edward and younger brother George in Castlereagh St, Sydney. Bridget Byrne, who later married Charles, was also living in the house as a servant. Two tailors, one of them an apprentice were the house's other occupants. He later moved to Queensland and, with his family, became one of the first European settlers of Maryborough. He died of exposure while working as a shepherd at Canobie Station near Cloncurry and was buried on the station.

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'Gregory, Charles (1807–1866)', People Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 21 May 2024.

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8 November, 1807
London, Middlesex, England


14 June, 1866 (aged 58)
Cloncurry, Queensland, Australia

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