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Jane WILLIAMSAge: 62 years17761838

Name
Jane WILLIAMS
Given names
Jane
Surname
WILLIAMS
Married name
Jane PENDERGAST
Birth 1776
Text:

John Pendergast and Jane Williams JOHN PENDERGAST (also recorded as Pendergass, Pendergrafs or Prendergast) was tried at Dublin in March 1799. He was transported on the Minerva which sailed from Cork, Ireland on 24 August 1799 and arrived at Port Jackson on 11 January 1800.

John was born in Ireland in 1769 and died in Windsor, New South Wales, on 27 January 1833. At his trial his occupation was listed as a labourer.

JANE WILLIAMS arrived in Sydney aboard the Nile on 14 December 1801. She had been tried in Gloucester on 12 January 1801.

Jane was born in 1776 and died in Windsor in December 1838.

A record of the marriage between John Pendergast and Jane Williams has not been located.

By 1808 John Pendergast had acquired a farm at Upper Half Moon Reach on the Hawkesbury River. Prior to this he had rented 30 acres at Mulgrave Place. Despite floods farming on the Hawkesbury was a successful venture with crops including wheat and maize and land used for grazing cattle and pigs.

John Pendergast was a Catholic and was actively involved with the establishment of the Catholic church in New South Wales. He donated land for the building of a school but the land may have been used instead for a chapel which was later washed away in the 1867 floods. A small Catholic cemetery was located on his land. (John Pendergast and Upper Half Moon Reach)

The children of John and Jane were:

James 1803 -1863 Thomas 1805-1862 Sarah 1806 - 1873 William 1808 - 1850 Bridget 1810 - 1885 Charlotte born 1810

Records show that John Pendergast also had a son, John 1800 - 1867 who was a farmer at Campbelltown.

Their son, WILLIAM PENDERGAST married SARAH HOLLAND

A John Pendergast was listed as a landowner in the Campbelltown area and a street in Minto was named after an early landholder, John Pendergast. The Pendergast family donated a block of land on the corner of Campbelltown Road and Redfern Road to the Catholic Church.

Conviction
Sentenced to transportation for 7 years
1801 (Age 25 years)
Publication: Lesley Uebel, 2001, CD
Citation details: Convict Names
Publication: 1995
Text:

Jane was also a convict arriving on the Nile in 1801. She was convicted in Bristol for stealing women's clothing.

Note: Convicted of stealing women's clothing.
Convict
Arrived on board the "Nile"(I)
December 14, 1801 (Age 25 years)
Publication: Lesley Uebel, 2001, CD
Citation details: Convict Names
Text:

John Pendergast and Jane Williams JOHN PENDERGAST (also recorded as Pendergass, Pendergrafs or Prendergast) was tried at Dublin in March 1799. He was transported on the Minerva which sailed from Cork, Ireland on 24 August 1799 and arrived at Port Jackson on 11 January 1800.

John was born in Ireland in 1769 and died in Windsor, New South Wales, on 27 January 1833. At his trial his occupation was listed as a labourer.

JANE WILLIAMS arrived in Sydney aboard the Nile on 14 December 1801. She had been tried in Gloucester on 12 January 1801.

Jane was born in 1776 and died in Windsor in December 1838.

A record of the marriage between John Pendergast and Jane Williams has not been located.

By 1808 John Pendergast had acquired a farm at Upper Half Moon Reach on the Hawkesbury River. Prior to this he had rented 30 acres at Mulgrave Place. Despite floods farming on the Hawkesbury was a successful venture with crops including wheat and maize and land used for grazing cattle and pigs.

John Pendergast was a Catholic and was actively involved with the establishment of the Catholic church in New South Wales. He donated land for the building of a school but the land may have been used instead for a chapel which was later washed away in the 1867 floods. A small Catholic cemetery was located on his land. (John Pendergast and Upper Half Moon Reach)

The children of John and Jane were:

James 1803 -1863 Thomas 1805-1862 Sarah 1806 - 1873 William 1808 - 1850 Bridget 1810 - 1885 Charlotte born 1810

Records show that John Pendergast also had a son, John 1800 - 1867 who was a farmer at Campbelltown.

Their son, WILLIAM PENDERGAST married SARAH HOLLAND

A John Pendergast was listed as a landowner in the Campbelltown area and a street in Minto was named after an early landholder, John Pendergast. The Pendergast family donated a block of land on the corner of Campbelltown Road and Redfern Road to the Catholic Church.

MarriageJohn PENDERGASTView this family
Type: Common Law
1802 (Age 26 years)
Text:

John Pendergast and Jane Williams JOHN PENDERGAST (also recorded as Pendergass, Pendergrafs or Prendergast) was tried at Dublin in March 1799. He was transported on the Minerva which sailed from Cork, Ireland on 24 August 1799 and arrived at Port Jackson on 11 January 1800.

John was born in Ireland in 1769 and died in Windsor, New South Wales, on 27 January 1833. At his trial his occupation was listed as a labourer.

JANE WILLIAMS arrived in Sydney aboard the Nile on 14 December 1801. She had been tried in Gloucester on 12 January 1801.

Jane was born in 1776 and died in Windsor in December 1838.

A record of the marriage between John Pendergast and Jane Williams has not been located.

By 1808 John Pendergast had acquired a farm at Upper Half Moon Reach on the Hawkesbury River. Prior to this he had rented 30 acres at Mulgrave Place. Despite floods farming on the Hawkesbury was a successful venture with crops including wheat and maize and land used for grazing cattle and pigs.

John Pendergast was a Catholic and was actively involved with the establishment of the Catholic church in New South Wales. He donated land for the building of a school but the land may have been used instead for a chapel which was later washed away in the 1867 floods. A small Catholic cemetery was located on his land. (John Pendergast and Upper Half Moon Reach)

The children of John and Jane were:

James 1803 -1863 Thomas 1805-1862 Sarah 1806 - 1873 William 1808 - 1850 Bridget 1810 - 1885 Charlotte born 1810

Records show that John Pendergast also had a son, John 1800 - 1867 who was a farmer at Campbelltown.

Their son, WILLIAM PENDERGAST married SARAH HOLLAND

A John Pendergast was listed as a landowner in the Campbelltown area and a street in Minto was named after an early landholder, John Pendergast. The Pendergast family donated a block of land on the corner of Campbelltown Road and Redfern Road to the Catholic Church.

Publication: 1995
Note: By 1806 Jane Williams had been assigned to John as a housekeeper.
Birth of a son
#1
James PENDERGAST
about 1803 (Age 27 years)
Text:

The children of John and Jane were:

James 1803 -1863 Thomas 1805-1862 Sarah 1806 - 1873 William 1808 - 1850 Bridget 1810 - 1885 Charlotte born 1810

It should be noted here that the Charlotte mentioned above is incorrect. Her name was Charlotte HANCY and is not a twin of Bridget.

Publication: 1995
Text:

The Pendergast's had five children all born in the Hawkesbury district, James born 1803, Thomas born 1805, Sarah born 1806, William born 1808 and twins Bridget and Charlotte born 1810. John's eldest son, also called John, was born in 1800, however his mother is not known.

It should be noted here that the Charlotte mentioned above is incorrect. Her name was Charlotte HANCY and is not a twin of Bridget.

Birth of a son
#2
Thomas PENDERGAST
February 2, 1805 (Age 29 years)
Text:

The children of John and Jane were:

James 1803 -1863 Thomas 1805-1862 Sarah 1806 - 1873 William 1808 - 1850 Bridget 1810 - 1885 Charlotte born 1810

It should be noted here that the Charlotte mentioned above is incorrect. Her name was Charlotte HANCY and is not a twin of Bridget.

Publication: 1995
Text:

The Pendergast's had five children all born in the Hawkesbury district, James born 1803, Thomas born 1805, Sarah born 1806, William born 1808 and twins Bridget and Charlotte born 1810. John's eldest son, also called John, was born in 1800, however his mother is not known.

It should be noted here that the Charlotte mentioned above is incorrect. Her name was Charlotte HANCY and is not a twin of Bridget.

Birth of a daughter
#3
Sarah Jane PENDERGAST
February 2, 1805 (Age 29 years)
Text:

The children of John and Jane were:

James 1803 -1863 Thomas 1805-1862 Sarah 1806 - 1873 William 1808 - 1850 Bridget 1810 - 1885 Charlotte born 1810

It should be noted here that the Charlotte mentioned above is incorrect. Her name was Charlotte HANCY and is not a twin of Bridget.

Publication: 1995
Text:

The Pendergast's had five children all born in the Hawkesbury district, James born 1803, Thomas born 1805, Sarah born 1806, William born 1808 and twins Bridget and Charlotte born 1810. John's eldest son, also called John, was born in 1800, however his mother is not known.

It should be noted here that the Charlotte mentioned above is incorrect. Her name was Charlotte HANCY and is not a twin of Bridget.

Note: Tony Paul in his Kerr - Rogan Family History has the DOB of Sarah as 2 Feb 1805.
Birth of a son
#4
William PENDERGAST
1808 (Age 32 years)
Text:

The children of John and Jane were:

"James 1803 -1863 Thomas 1805-1862 Sarah 1806 - 1873 William 1808 - 1850 Bridget 1810 - 1885 Charlotte born 1810"

It should be noted here that the Charlotte mentioned above is incorrect. Her name was Charlotte HANCY and is not a twin of Bridget.

Publication: 1995
Text:

The Pendergast's had five children all born in the Hawkesbury district, James born 1803, Thomas born 1805, Sarah born 1806, William born 1808 and twins Bridget and Charlotte born 1810. John's eldest son, also called John, was born in 1800, however his mother is not known.

It should be noted here that the Charlotte mentioned above is incorrect. Her name was Charlotte HANCY and is not a twin of Bridget.

Birth of a daughter
#5
Bridget PENDERGAST
1810 (Age 34 years)
Publication: .jpg file attached to email of 24 January 2011.
Publication: 1995
Text:

The Pendergast's had five children all born in the Hawkesbury district, James born 1803, Thomas born 1805, Sarah born 1806, William born 1808 and twins Bridget and Charlotte born 1810. John's eldest son, also called John, was born in 1800, however his mother is not known.

It should be noted here that the Charlotte mentioned above is incorrect. Her name was Charlotte HANCY and is not a twin of Bridget.

Note: Some people have included a Charlotte HANCY as Charlotte PENDERGAST as a twin sister of Bridget. In an email from Susan Smith she includes: "Charlotte was not a twin of Bridget Pendergass, her last name is Hancy, this has been confirmed some time ago, she was staying on the property at the time of the census & because she had the same date of birth it was thought she & Bridget were twins. This has been discussed several times on a forum. I'll get the evidence to you when I have more time."
Birth of a granddaughter
#1
Bridget TUNNY
about 1821 (Age 45 years)
Citation details: Family Tree of Loretta Reid.
Marriage of a childPatrick TUNNYSarah Jane PENDERGASTView this family
Type: Religious marriage
1821 (Age 45 years)
Note: Roman Catholic
Birth of a granddaughter
#2
Catherine TUNNY
May 19, 1824 (Age 48 years)
Citation details: Family Tree of Loretta Reid.
Marriage of a childJohn LYNCHSarah Jane PENDERGASTView this family
Type: Common Law Marriage
1825 (Age 49 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#3
Mary Ann LYNCH
October 11, 1826 (Age 50 years)
Citation details: V1826746 127/1826 LYNCH MARY JOHN SARAH
Text:

There are also these references:

V1826897 125/1826 LYNCH MARY JOHN SARAH V1826765 128/1826 LYNCH MARY JOHN SARAH

Birth of a grandson
#4
James REED
October 31, 1827 (Age 51 years)
Publication: .jpg file attached to email of 24 January 2011.
Birth of a grandson
#5
James PENDERGAST
1828 (Age 52 years)
Marriage of a childJames PENDERGASTSophia HANCYView this family
Type: Religious marriage
May 5, 1828 (Age 52 years)
Address: St. Mary's Roman Catholic
Citation details: V1828264 127/1828 PRENDERGAST JAMES HANCEY SOPHIA LD
Text:

There is also this reference:

V1828267 128/1828 PRENDERGAST JAMES HANCEY SOPHIA LD

Citation details: Family Tree of Loretta Reid.
Birth of a granddaughter
#6
Margaret Jane LYNCH
June 9, 1828 (Age 52 years)
Citation details: Family Tree of Loretta Reid
Note: A search of the NSW Births Index could not find any relevant entry.
Birth of a granddaughter
#7
Sarah H LYNCH
about 1829 (Age 53 years)
Citation details: Family Tree of Loretta Reid.
Birth of a granddaughter
#8
Anne REED
May 27, 1829 (Age 53 years)
Publication: .jpg file attached to email of 24 January 2011.
Birth of a grandson
#9
John PENDERGAST
July 1830 (Age 54 years)

Publication: 1995
Text:

John Pendergast son of James & Sophia Pendergast died 30 August 1830 aged 5 weeks.

Death of a grandsonJohn PENDERGAST
August 30, 1830 (Age 54 years) Age: 5 weeks

Publication: 1995
Text:

John Pendergast son of James & Sophia Pendergast died 30 August 1830 aged 5 weeks.

Pendergast - John
Pendergast - John

Note: Image kindly provided by Karen Jackson.

Birth of a grandson
#10
John RILEY
January 29, 1831 (Age 55 years)
Address: Lower Portland Head
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc, Taree NSW, 2001
Citation details: 178
Marriage of a childPatrick REEDBridget PENDERGASTView this family
Type: Religious marriage
October 31, 1831 (Age 55 years)
Address: Church of England Chapel
Publication: .jpg file attached to email of 24 January 2011.
Citation details: V18311274 15/1831 REED PATRICK PENDERGAST BRIDGET CY
Text:

There is also this reference:

V18315388 3B/1831 REED PATRICK PENDERGAST BRIDGET MP

Publication: Lesley Uebel, 2001, CD
Citation details: Marriages - 1810 - 1851
Note: Married by banns and permission of his Excellency by chaplain Thomas Sharpe. Witnesses were James Cook and George Everingham.
Birth of a grandson
#11
John LYNCH
about 1832 (Age 56 years)
Citation details: 13 February 2012
Text:

In part:

"John Lynch's headstone says he was 45 when he died which would make him being born in 1833 which what I jave in my family tree."

Lynch - John
Lynch - John

Note: Image kindly made available by the volunteers at Australian Cemeteries Index.
Note: The headstone for John is inscribed that he was 46 years of age at the time of his death in 1878.

Note: The headstone for John is inscribed that he was 46 years of age at the time of his death in 1878.
Death of a husbandJohn PENDERGAST
January 29, 1833 (Age 57 years)
Publication: New South Wales Government
Citation details: V1833737 17/1833 PENDERGRASS JOHN AGE 76
Text:

John Pendergast and Jane Williams JOHN PENDERGAST (also recorded as Pendergass, Pendergrafs or Prendergast) was tried at Dublin in March 1799. He was transported on the Minerva which sailed from Cork, Ireland on 24 August 1799 and arrived at Port Jackson on 11 January 1800.

John was born in Ireland in 1769 and died in Windsor, New South Wales, on 27 January 1833. At his trial his occupation was listed as a labourer.

JANE WILLIAMS arrived in Sydney aboard the Nile on 14 December 1801. She had been tried in Gloucester on 12 January 1801.

Jane was born in 1776 and died in Windsor in December 1838.

A record of the marriage between John Pendergast and Jane Williams has not been located.

By 1808 John Pendergast had acquired a farm at Upper Half Moon Reach on the Hawkesbury River. Prior to this he had rented 30 acres at Mulgrave Place. Despite floods farming on the Hawkesbury was a successful venture with crops including wheat and maize and land used for grazing cattle and pigs.

John Pendergast was a Catholic and was actively involved with the establishment of the Catholic church in New South Wales. He donated land for the building of a school but the land may have been used instead for a chapel which was later washed away in the 1867 floods. A small Catholic cemetery was located on his land. (John Pendergast and Upper Half Moon Reach)

The children of John and Jane were:

James 1803 -1863 Thomas 1805-1862 Sarah 1806 - 1873 William 1808 - 1850 Bridget 1810 - 1885 Charlotte born 1810

Records show that John Pendergast also had a son, John 1800 - 1867 who was a farmer at Campbelltown.

Their son, WILLIAM PENDERGAST married SARAH HOLLAND

A John Pendergast was listed as a landowner in the Campbelltown area and a street in Minto was named after an early landholder, John Pendergast. The Pendergast family donated a block of land on the corner of Campbelltown Road and Redfern Road to the Catholic Church.

Publication: 1995
Text:

John Pendergast died on the 29th January 1833 aged 73 years, and is one of the first buried in the Catholic Cemetery in Windsor.

Note: There is a disparity with his age given on the death reference as being 76 years old and the calculated birth year from his convict records.
Birth of a granddaughter
#12
Margaret REED
April 4, 1833 (Age 57 years)
Publication: .jpg file attached to email of 24 January 2011.
Birth of a granddaughter
#13
Elizabeth LYNCH
August 17, 1834 (Age 58 years)
Citation details: V1834552 129/1834 LYNCH ELIZABETH JOHN SARAH
Birth of a granddaughter
#14
Sarah REED
December 8, 1835 (Age 59 years)
Publication: .jpg file attached to email of 24 January 2011.
Birth of a grandson
#15
Thomas LYNCH
August 26, 1836 (Age 60 years)
Citation details: V1836612 121A/1836 LYNCH THOMAS JOHN SARAH
Citation details: 13 February 2012
Text:

In part:

"Also according to Michelle Nochols Librarian at Windsor Library, and descended from Sarah Jane Pendergast & Patrick Tunney Says there is no evidence to suggest that John Lych 11 and Thomas Lynch were twins, her and I have discussed this last year. I know at least one site on Ancestry has this."

Birth of a grandson
#16
Thomas REED
about 1837 (Age 61 years)
Publication: .jpg file attached to email of 24 January 2011.
Marriage of a childWilliam PENDERGASTSarah HOLLANDView this family
Type: Religious marriage
July 26, 1837 (Age 61 years)
Address: St. Matthew's Roman Catholic
Citation details: V1837313 90/1837 PENDERGAST WILLIAM HOLLAND SARAH LC
Birth of a granddaughter
#17
Jane PENDERGAST
March 21, 1838 (Age 62 years)

Citation details: 19 January 2015
Text:

In part:

"• Jane Pendergast+ b. 21 Mar 1838, d. 7 Feb 1903 "

Note: I am unable to find a relevant birth registration.
Death December 3, 1838 (Age 62 years)
Text:

John Pendergast and Jane Williams JOHN PENDERGAST (also recorded as Pendergass, Pendergrafs or Prendergast) was tried at Dublin in March 1799. He was transported on the Minerva which sailed from Cork, Ireland on 24 August 1799 and arrived at Port Jackson on 11 January 1800.

John was born in Ireland in 1769 and died in Windsor, New South Wales, on 27 January 1833. At his trial his occupation was listed as a labourer.

JANE WILLIAMS arrived in Sydney aboard the Nile on 14 December 1801. She had been tried in Gloucester on 12 January 1801.

Jane was born in 1776 and died in Windsor in December 1838.

A record of the marriage between John Pendergast and Jane Williams has not been located.

By 1808 John Pendergast had acquired a farm at Upper Half Moon Reach on the Hawkesbury River. Prior to this he had rented 30 acres at Mulgrave Place. Despite floods farming on the Hawkesbury was a successful venture with crops including wheat and maize and land used for grazing cattle and pigs.

John Pendergast was a Catholic and was actively involved with the establishment of the Catholic church in New South Wales. He donated land for the building of a school but the land may have been used instead for a chapel which was later washed away in the 1867 floods. A small Catholic cemetery was located on his land. (John Pendergast and Upper Half Moon Reach)

The children of John and Jane were:

James 1803 -1863 Thomas 1805-1862 Sarah 1806 - 1873 William 1808 - 1850 Bridget 1810 - 1885 Charlotte born 1810

Records show that John Pendergast also had a son, John 1800 - 1867 who was a farmer at Campbelltown.

Their son, WILLIAM PENDERGAST married SARAH HOLLAND

A John Pendergast was listed as a landowner in the Campbelltown area and a street in Minto was named after an early landholder, John Pendergast. The Pendergast family donated a block of land on the corner of Campbelltown Road and Redfern Road to the Catholic Church.

Citation details: Family Tree of Loretta Reid.
Note: I was unable to find a relevant death reference for the date given by Vicki. But I have found the fo…
Burial December 3, 1838 (on the date of death)
Citation details: Family Tree of Loretta Reid.
Family with John PENDERGAST - View this family
husband
herself
Marriage: 1802Parramatta, , New South Wales, Australia
2 years
son
James PENDERGAST
Birth: about 1803 34 27Windsor, , New South Wales, Australia
Death: October 17, 1865Pitt Town, , New South Wales, Australia
2 years
son
Thomas PENDERGAST
Birth: February 2, 1805 36 29Hawkesbury River, , New South Wales, Australia
Death: May 29, 1862Moonbah, , New South Wales, Australia
daughter
4 years
son
3 years
daughter
John PENDERGAST + Catherine - View this family
husband
husband’s wife
step-son

BirthWeb Site - Family Connections by Vicki Court
Text:

John Pendergast and Jane Williams JOHN PENDERGAST (also recorded as Pendergass, Pendergrafs or Prendergast) was tried at Dublin in March 1799. He was transported on the Minerva which sailed from Cork, Ireland on 24 August 1799 and arrived at Port Jackson on 11 January 1800.

John was born in Ireland in 1769 and died in Windsor, New South Wales, on 27 January 1833. At his trial his occupation was listed as a labourer.

JANE WILLIAMS arrived in Sydney aboard the Nile on 14 December 1801. She had been tried in Gloucester on 12 January 1801.

Jane was born in 1776 and died in Windsor in December 1838.

A record of the marriage between John Pendergast and Jane Williams has not been located.

By 1808 John Pendergast had acquired a farm at Upper Half Moon Reach on the Hawkesbury River. Prior to this he had rented 30 acres at Mulgrave Place. Despite floods farming on the Hawkesbury was a successful venture with crops including wheat and maize and land used for grazing cattle and pigs.

John Pendergast was a Catholic and was actively involved with the establishment of the Catholic church in New South Wales. He donated land for the building of a school but the land may have been used instead for a chapel which was later washed away in the 1867 floods. A small Catholic cemetery was located on his land. (John Pendergast and Upper Half Moon Reach)

The children of John and Jane were:

James 1803 -1863 Thomas 1805-1862 Sarah 1806 - 1873 William 1808 - 1850 Bridget 1810 - 1885 Charlotte born 1810

Records show that John Pendergast also had a son, John 1800 - 1867 who was a farmer at Campbelltown.

Their son, WILLIAM PENDERGAST married SARAH HOLLAND

A John Pendergast was listed as a landowner in the Campbelltown area and a street in Minto was named after an early landholder, John Pendergast. The Pendergast family donated a block of land on the corner of Campbelltown Road and Redfern Road to the Catholic Church.

ConvictionThe Port Jackson Convicts Anthology
Publication: Lesley Uebel, 2001, CD
Citation details: Convict Names
ConvictThe Port Jackson Convicts Anthology
Publication: Lesley Uebel, 2001, CD
Citation details: Convict Names
MarriageWeb Site - Family Connections by Vicki Court
Text:

John Pendergast and Jane Williams JOHN PENDERGAST (also recorded as Pendergass, Pendergrafs or Prendergast) was tried at Dublin in March 1799. He was transported on the Minerva which sailed from Cork, Ireland on 24 August 1799 and arrived at Port Jackson on 11 January 1800.

John was born in Ireland in 1769 and died in Windsor, New South Wales, on 27 January 1833. At his trial his occupation was listed as a labourer.

JANE WILLIAMS arrived in Sydney aboard the Nile on 14 December 1801. She had been tried in Gloucester on 12 January 1801.

Jane was born in 1776 and died in Windsor in December 1838.

A record of the marriage between John Pendergast and Jane Williams has not been located.

By 1808 John Pendergast had acquired a farm at Upper Half Moon Reach on the Hawkesbury River. Prior to this he had rented 30 acres at Mulgrave Place. Despite floods farming on the Hawkesbury was a successful venture with crops including wheat and maize and land used for grazing cattle and pigs.

John Pendergast was a Catholic and was actively involved with the establishment of the Catholic church in New South Wales. He donated land for the building of a school but the land may have been used instead for a chapel which was later washed away in the 1867 floods. A small Catholic cemetery was located on his land. (John Pendergast and Upper Half Moon Reach)

The children of John and Jane were:

James 1803 -1863 Thomas 1805-1862 Sarah 1806 - 1873 William 1808 - 1850 Bridget 1810 - 1885 Charlotte born 1810

Records show that John Pendergast also had a son, John 1800 - 1867 who was a farmer at Campbelltown.

Their son, WILLIAM PENDERGAST married SARAH HOLLAND

A John Pendergast was listed as a landowner in the Campbelltown area and a street in Minto was named after an early landholder, John Pendergast. The Pendergast family donated a block of land on the corner of Campbelltown Road and Redfern Road to the Catholic Church.

MarriageA Brief History of the Land at Upper Half Moon Reach, Hawksbury River
Publication: 1995
MarriageWeb Site - Monaro Pioneers
DeathWeb Site - Family Connections by Vicki Court
Text:

John Pendergast and Jane Williams JOHN PENDERGAST (also recorded as Pendergass, Pendergrafs or Prendergast) was tried at Dublin in March 1799. He was transported on the Minerva which sailed from Cork, Ireland on 24 August 1799 and arrived at Port Jackson on 11 January 1800.

John was born in Ireland in 1769 and died in Windsor, New South Wales, on 27 January 1833. At his trial his occupation was listed as a labourer.

JANE WILLIAMS arrived in Sydney aboard the Nile on 14 December 1801. She had been tried in Gloucester on 12 January 1801.

Jane was born in 1776 and died in Windsor in December 1838.

A record of the marriage between John Pendergast and Jane Williams has not been located.

By 1808 John Pendergast had acquired a farm at Upper Half Moon Reach on the Hawkesbury River. Prior to this he had rented 30 acres at Mulgrave Place. Despite floods farming on the Hawkesbury was a successful venture with crops including wheat and maize and land used for grazing cattle and pigs.

John Pendergast was a Catholic and was actively involved with the establishment of the Catholic church in New South Wales. He donated land for the building of a school but the land may have been used instead for a chapel which was later washed away in the 1867 floods. A small Catholic cemetery was located on his land. (John Pendergast and Upper Half Moon Reach)

The children of John and Jane were:

James 1803 -1863 Thomas 1805-1862 Sarah 1806 - 1873 William 1808 - 1850 Bridget 1810 - 1885 Charlotte born 1810

Records show that John Pendergast also had a son, John 1800 - 1867 who was a farmer at Campbelltown.

Their son, WILLIAM PENDERGAST married SARAH HOLLAND

A John Pendergast was listed as a landowner in the Campbelltown area and a street in Minto was named after an early landholder, John Pendergast. The Pendergast family donated a block of land on the corner of Campbelltown Road and Redfern Road to the Catholic Church.

DeathWeb Site - ancestry.com.au
Citation details: Family Tree of Loretta Reid.
BurialWeb Site - ancestry.com.au
Citation details: Family Tree of Loretta Reid.
NoteEmails - Barry Sylvester
Citation details: 13 February 2012