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William and Jane Roberts land grant and related property documents

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William and Jane Roberts land grant and related property documents

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MLMSS 11081/Box 1X

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92eMBZ3Y

William and Jane Roberts land grant and related property documents

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William and Jane Roberts land grant and related property documents

Full title

William and Jane Roberts land grant and related property documents

Date

1817-1828

Call Numbers

MLMSS 11081/Box 1X

Record Identifier

92eMBZ3Y

Language

English

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0.37 metres of textual material (1 box) - 42 x 33 cm or smaller - manuscript, typescript

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Deed poll between William Roberts and John Grono for the sale of ‘No. 1 Bligh and Sign of the Kings Arms’, 30 April 1817.
Deed poll between John Grono and William Roberts for the sale of No.’ 1 Bligh Street but which is in fact the sign of the Kings Arms in Hunter Street and the corner of Castlereagh Street’, 2 June 1818.
Deed of Gift betw...

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William and Jane Roberts land grant and related property documents

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Purchased from Patrick Keogh, April 2021

Administrative / Biographical history

William Roberts (1754-1819) was part of the Second Fleet, sentenced to seven years transportation in 1787, arriving on the Neptune in Sydney in 1790. In 1809 he was granted a wine and spirit licence and became a victualler.

In 1810, he married Jane Longhurst (1784-1836), who was also sentenced to seven years transportation. William and Jane had eight children, including a son named William (1805-1841). Lachlan Macquarie granted Jane Roberts 200 acres and an extension of his town allotment lease, also in 1810. In 1818, William Roberts became licensee of the King's Arms in Hunter Street, Sydney. He was also a road and bridge contractor to the government from at least 1812. William was awarded the contract to construct a road from Sydney to Liverpool in 1813. He completed various road and bridge projects in the Appin, Camden, Minto, Airds and Bringelly districts between 1816 and 1818. William died in 1819. Jane granted his son, William Roberts, a gift of 200 acres of land in the County of Argyle and district of Sutton in 1820.

Jane continued William's work on the Windsor to Richmond road, which he was improving when he died. Jane received two land grants, one in the Sutton district in 1822 and the other in Castlereagh Street, Sydney in 1823. She remarried to William Hutchinson in 1825.

References:
Ancestry.com. Australia, Births and Baptisms, 1792-1981 [database on-line]. Accessed 7 December 2021. https://www.ancestrylibrary.com.au/discoveryui-content/view/1664137:9776
Flynn, Michael. The second fleet: Britain's grim convict armada of 1790. North Sydney, NSW: Library of Australian History, 1993.
Sydney Gazette. 18 September 1819. "Death notice of William Roberts." Accessed 21 September 2021. http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2178967