Make your own free website on Tripod.com



from a Roman Catholic background in Devon, was found guilty at Exeter Castle on 14 March 1785 of highway robbery and sentenced to be hanged. Pardoned on condition of transportation for seven years, he arrived in New South Wales aboard the Charlotte.

In 1792, Acres was emancipated. He was then living with Ann Guy, and a daughter, Mary, was born in September that year. In November 1794, Acres received his first land grant of twenty acres at Mulgrave Place on the Hawkesbury River, and in 1802 he had sixteen acres under wheat and maize.

By 1806, Acres was farming in partnership with Thomas Phillips; he and Anne had married, and their family had grown to five children. These pioneer farmers on the Hawkesbury had a difficult time, threatened by floods, and faced with a 50-100 per cent mark-up on goods brought from Sydney, 56 kilometres away. Acres complained about the mark up in January 1800.

In 1914 he moved to the Liverpool district; ten years later he died at the Cowpastures.

Copyright unknown

 

Charlotte Index

 

[Visit Oska]

 

 

[ Virtual Australia | The World We Live In | The Things We Do ]
[ The Natural World | The People We Are | Australia Through Time ]
[ Online Australia | Fun for Kids | For Webmasters and School Projects ]

 


This website is a part of 
Virtual Australia 
Visit the Full Index


 

Problems/Broken Links can be reported to
virtualaustralia@yahoo.com

The owner and author of this website is not of indigenous descent - and therefore will not provide information on the indigenous viewpoint. This is best left up to the authors of Indigenous websites. I would not want to offend a wonderful culture by writing something incorrect.

All text and graphics unless otherwise stated are 1998-2000 Kim Holden, Virtual Australia.
 If you believe any of the graphics or text to be copyright to you, please email me to discuss the matter.
All rights reserved. No part of this site may be reproduced in any form without the express permission of the owner of 
Virtual Australia  or the copyright owners of the included information.
Any offenders will be prosecuted to the full extent of the law.