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Extracts from "The SPICER FAMILY of White Rock, BATHURST 1823 - 1883" by Bruce W. THOMAS 1975



Extracts from "The SPICER FAMILY of White Rock, BATHURST 1823 - 1883" by Bruce W. THOMAS 1975


Introduction - Thomas SPICER, his wife Leah and three of their children arrived in New South Wales when the colony was but thirty five years old. New South Wales was, of course, a penal settlement and Thomas SPICER came to the colony, not as a free settler, but a soldier in charge of convicts. There were, at that early stage, very few free settlers.

He elected to be discharged from his regiment and to take up a grant for land in the infant colony. As a man of vision he could see that the country offered possibilities for advancement for himself and a prosperous future for his children.

And so he turned his hand to farming. Although he had spent most of his life in military service and was making rather a late start in this way of life, he had the advantage of a family background of farming in Yorkshire and proved himself a good farmer.

This brief history sets out all we know of his life in New South Wales and mention his children and their numerous descendants.

Owner/SourceBruce W. THOMAS (deceased)
DateJune 1975
Place"Hill View", Guyong via Millthorpe, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA
Latitude-33.41727542073527
Longitude149.2595672607422
File namethe-spicer-family-of-white-.jpg
File Size23.75k
Dimensions834 x 1024
Linked toThomas SPICER

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