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Private Simon Carson  (.c 1811.......)

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  • Born : c.1811
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  • Occupation : Soldier ,
  • Date Arrived : 26 August 1826
  • Ship Arrived on : " John Barry"
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  •  CARSON, Simon Birth c 1811
    CARSON, Simon CD 138443 Death
    Sex: Male
    Age at Death: 79
    Death Date: 25 Apr 1890
    Reg Year: 1890 Reg State: Tasmania
    Ref Number: 1254
    Some information was supplied by Rowena  Butler RJButler
    Area Settled :
    Children :
    Simon b 1821 death record for Simon d 1861 aged 84 years regd.
    CARSON, Elizabeth CM 147872 Marriage
    Spouse: HENRY, Robert
    Marriage Date: 23 Oct 1835
    Reg Year: 1835 Reg State: Tasmania
    Ref Number: 2784
    Burial records state age at death 92 years. Date of Birth   18 June 1815 England
    Robert Henry Senior 23 October 1835 at St David's Hobart
    and must have arrived in Hobart approx. 1826 or 1827 (aged 11 or 12 years)
    as her death Notice in March 1907 gives "In Her 92nd Year. A Resident Of The
    Colony For 80 Years! "   She was living at 306 Murray St. Hobart in 1887.
    Burial records state age at death 92 years. DOB 18 June 1815 (England ?)
    Buried Free Scot Section D-53SubA.  Last address : 306 Murray Street HOBART
    TAS  7000
    Details for Robert Henry Senior
    Birth : Parish registers for the Abbey, Paisley, 1676-1855  Church of
    Scotland. Abbey (Paisley) Microfilm of O.P.R. ms. no. 559 in the New
    Register House, Edinburgh.
    Probably arrived in Hobart aboard 'Clyde'-1833
    ELECTORAL ROLL  Legislative Council DISTRICT OF HOBART TASMANIA for the year
    commencing August 1856
    HENRY Robert         Government Domain          Freeholder
    Macquarie Street House         Aug 1856
    Index Residents of Hobart 1867 - 1868 Robert Henry 138 Murray Street, Hobart
    Government Pensioner 1871 In charge of Domain Quarry. (Cleary's Gates)
    Works overseer on Huon Road in 1865-1866.
    Burial Records state age at death 63 years.  D. 15/12/1885 aged 79 years.
    Buried Free Scot Section D-53SubA
    AOT Wills Index 1886 AD960/14 p.453 Will No 3094   Last Address given as :
    Veterans Row, Hobart
    History & Achievements :
    Veterans' Row was erected for them. In his Almanac & Directory for 1831,1 James Ross described... the neat little brick cottages of the veterans being built just beyond the northern end of Murray St. Some were already completed in 1831 and occupied by KIRKWOOD John , , HILL John William, John Hepburn, W'm Skerrow, CLEARY William ,, JERVIS (Jarvis) William  and SHIRES Benjamin  on one side of the road. On the other side were housed HOWARD Matthew  (a shoemaker), FULLERTON Alexander , BURNS William  , Jas. Compton, KIRSONS ( Kerivan) John (tailor) and PANTON James  (also a tailor). Altogether, twenty cottages were built for the Veterans, the originals being joined, as their cottages were completed, by Samuel Coulston, LEONARD Thomas, McKAY (McCoy) William , PAGE William , Simon Carson and HOMER Thomas . Although. described by Ross as "labourers" several of them had rejoined the Police as civilian Constables; however, most served only for a short time.
  • The official records of the 1842 Census48 contain names of some of them and give slight indications of how they were faring. Veterans' Row retained its name on the map and justified it, as there were still Veterans living there. William Skerrow is the only labourer remaining there; he became the victim of a cowardly murder in l846.4 CLEARY William had bought up some of the adjoining properties, partly to cater for his growing family and also for the increased trade as Mine Host of his inn, the "Sir Thomas Brisbane". Other surviving Veterans still living in Veterans' Row were Simon Carson, PANTON James and McKAY (McCoy) William, all three of them tailors.
    (1) Refers to the Australian Vital records 1788 to 1905
    2. Van Diemens Land Anniversary and Hobart Town Almanac for 1831, edited and published by James Ross, pp.71, 78.
    3. Census of 1842: Veterans names appear in several districts: the Veterans' Row entries are at Hobart Town parish 8.
    4 . William Skerrow (Skerra): Inquest, SC 195/11 no.1562
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