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Isaac Archer

was a private in the marines when he arrived on the Alexander. He was attached to Captain Campbell's company and, after his term of service expired, became one of the first settlers at the Field of Mars, near Parramatta. He married Sarah Bardo in 1794, and by 1802 had five children. He also held 240 acres in grants and purchases, had 60 acres cleared, 34 in wheat and maize, and 57 hogs. In 1800 he signed an address to Hunter concerning the local settlers' desire 'to raise their wheat at a cheaper rate'.

In 1820 Archer had another grant called Archerfield on the south side of the Parramatta River, his property at the Field of Mars was known as Lindley's Bush. He was now qualified to serve as a juror. By 1828 Archer had retired and was living with his wife in Clarence Street, Sydney. He died on 4 June 1836 aged 82, 2 years after the death of his wife. They were both buried at the Old Devonshire Street Cemetery, Surry Hills, now the site of Central Station.

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