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Private Stewart McMullen (.........)

Stewart did settle in Australia. He had a family here. Some may have remained or retuned to settle

Back To . . . 3rd Foot The Buff's The East Kent Regiment.

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  • Occupation : Soldier
  • Date Arrived :  22 Nov 1822
  • Ship Arrived on : "Eliza"
  • Rank on Discharge :Private
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  • Date of Discharge : 1827
  • Where Discharged : Port Macquarie
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  • Where Died / Buried : Auckland
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  • Date Married : 1837
  • Where Married : Sydney
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  • Descendants
    This information was kindly supplied by Carmel McMullen cmcmull1@tpg.com.au & carmel_mcmullen@hotmail.com
     
    Area Settled :
    Port Macquarie
     
    Children :
    1 . William b 1838
    "Buffs" came to Australia on and you have Stewart McMullen arriving in 1828.
      Stewart  came on an earlier voyage of the "Eliza" which arrived here in
    1822.  His ship is listed as Eliza 1 (2) meaning its the first ship of that
    name and 2nd voyage.  AS far as I'm aware he departed from Sheerness in Kent
    20 July 1822 and arrived Sydney 22 Nov 1822 and later travelled to Tasmania
    from Sydney.  I have found He was in Hobart from Jan 1824 to Sep 1825 but
    the film was hard to read so could have been there before and after those
    dates.
     
    I have also received material from Auckland library to show He was building
    mills for the missions in various mission stations in NZ throughout the
    1830s-1840s.  These mills played a part in the Maori Wars and most were
    destroyed at that time.

    History & Achievements :

    Our ancestor Stewart McMullen came over with the Buffs as an escort on "Eliza" in 1822. He was in Tasmania at one stage and discharged in 1827. We know very little about him but he was given a grant of land at Port Macquarie in 1830*. I suspect this was probably something to do with building a flour mill as he was a millwright. The land was later taken over by Major Innes who I believe was also with the Buffs and came on the "Eliza"also. There is no record to be found ofsale of this land to Major Innes. He was married in Sydney in 1837 and had a son William b 1838 who then had 4 sons and many descendants mostly in Queensland. However Stewart made many trips to and from NZ especially Bay of Islands area and eventually died at Auckland without any family details on his death certificate.
    He was in Hobart from Jan 1824 to Sep 1825 He was building mills for the missions in various mission stations in NZ throughout the 1830s-1840s.  These mills played a part in the Maori Wars and most were destroyed at that time
     
    * " Note " Form records obtained the land was on the river front between Horton and Hat streets "Lot 2" It was an Allowable selection in 1831. The Deed to the land was issued in the name of Major Innes in 1840. This would have been for no use of land. Major Innes built the Royal Hotel on this allotment and "Lot 1"
     
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    Last revised: April 03, 2009.