Lockyer, Edmund, 1784-1860

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Founder of Albany. Arrived in Sydney in 1825. In 1826 he left for W.A. aboard the "Amity" in charge of a party of convicts and a detachment from the 39th Regiment, to claim W.A. for the British. He established a military settlement at Frederickstown (now Albany) on King George Sound. His family were pioneers, associated with the building of Shenton's Mill in South Perth, some settling in Northam.

From the description of Papers. 1648-1975. (Libraries Australia). WorldCat record id: 223019550

Commandant of the expedition sent from Sydney in 1826 to found a settlement at King George's Sound, Western Australia. He was later Police Magistrate, Parramatta. He was granted land at Goulburn 1835 which became Lockyersleigh. He was also Serjeant-at-Arms and Usher of the Black Rod to the Legislative Council.

From the description of Papers. 1826-1827. (Libraries Australia). WorldCat record id: 225820858

Customs-house agent in Plymouth, England.

From the description of Papers, 1811-1814. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 32520363

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associatedWith Andromache (Ship) corporateBody
associatedWith Arrow (Schooner) corporateBody
associatedWith Browne, James person
associatedWith Fox (Brig) corporateBody
correspondedWith Kean, Charles John, 1811?-1868, person
correspondedWith Lockyer family family
associatedWith Lockyer, Nicholas Colston Sir, 1855-1933. person
associatedWith Lockyer, William. person
correspondedWith Macleay, Alexander, 1767-1848 person
associatedWith Tobin, George. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
United States
Great Britain
Albany (W.A.)
Australia--Western Australia
Plymouth (England)
Atlantic Ocean
King George Sound (W.A.)
Australia--King George Sound (W.A.)
Western Australia
Australia--Albany (W.A.)
Australia--Western Australia
Penal colonies--History
Shipping--History--19th century
Capture at sea
Contraband of war
Aboriginal Australians


Birth 1784-01-21

Death 1860-06-10


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