Mid North Coast Pioneers - Newcastle to Lismore and beyond

Pioneer

George LEANAge: 40 years18151856

Name
George LEAN
Given names
George
Surname
LEAN
Birth March 4, 1815
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 976
Birth of a brotherChristopher LEAN
January 5, 1816 (Age 10 months)
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 974
Marriage of a siblingRobert LEANLydia BOSANQUOView this family
before August 31, 1837 (Age 22 years)
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 977
MarriageElizabeth Carew BONDView this family
before September 1841 (Age 26 years)
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 976
Birth of a daughter
#1
Catherine LEAN
October 20, 1841 (Age 26 years)
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 976
Note: Born on board the "Lysander".
Immigration October 22, 1841 (Age 26 years)
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 976
Note: George and Elizabeth arrived on board the "Lysander" with daughter Catherine having been born during the voyage to Australia.
Birth of a son
#2
William LEAN J.P.
November 16, 1843 (Age 28 years)
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 976 and 1276
Birth of a son
#3
George Whitmore LEAN
December 8, 1846 (Age 31 years)
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 976
Citation details: 2336/1846 V18462336 31A LIAN GEORGE GEORGE ELIZABETH
Quality of data: primary evidence
Note: The Pre 1860 Pioneer Register - Book 2 has the year of birth of George as 1845.
Birth of a son
#4
Thomas LEAN
December 7, 1847 (Age 32 years)
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 976
Citation details: 2528/1847 V18472528 33A LAVE THOMAS GEORGE ELIZABETH
Quality of data: primary evidence
Birth of a daughter
#5
Anne LEAN
February 28, 1851 (Age 35 years)
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 976
Note: I have been unable to find any relevant birth registration.
Birth of a daughter
#6
Elizabeth LEAN
March 25, 1853 (Age 38 years)
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 976
Note: I am unable to find any relevant birth registration.
Birth of a daughter
#7
Emma Wilmot LEAN
April 18, 1855 (Age 40 years)
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 976
Citation details: 4375/1855 V18554375 42B LEAN EMMA W GEORGE ELIZABETH C
Occupation
Farmer

Employer: With brother Christopher
Publication: A History in Three Rivers Dungog Shire Heritage Study Thematic History April 2012 Michael Williams
Text:

"The brothers George and Christopher Lean provide an example of smaller settlers working without convict labour when they acquired land in Fosterton. The new land is described as ‘wild forest’ which they cleared during the 1840s with slash and burn techniques and where they built a cottage. Farming required much effort as only after several years were the many roots and stumps laboriously burnt out and cultivation became easier. Christopher describes how the early choices in crops became narrower:

"Our principal crop was Maize, although in those days we also grew Wheat and Tobacco, but these crops both failed, the wheat being destroyed by Rust, and the tobacco by a fungus… We now confine ourselves to maize as being the safest and most profitable crop …""

OccupationChristopher LEAN

Death February 22, 1856 (Age 40 years)
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 976
Citation details: LEAN GEORGE 2023/1856 AGE 41 YEARS DIED DUNGOG DUNGOG
Quality of data: primary evidence
Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage:
elder brother
6 years
himself
10 months
younger brother
Family with Elizabeth Carew BOND - View this family
himself
wife
Marriage: before September 1841St. Kew, Cornwall, England, United Kingdom
2 months
daughter
2 years
son
3 years
son
1 year
son
3 years
daughter
2 years
daughter
2 years
daughter
Emma Wilmot LEAN
Birth: April 18, 1855 40 33Dungog, , New South Wales, Australia
Death: about 1922Toronto, , New South Wales, Australia

BirthPre 1860 Pioneer Register - Book 2
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 976
MarriagePre 1860 Pioneer Register - Book 2
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 976
ImmigrationPre 1860 Pioneer Register - Book 2
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 976
OccupationA History of Three Rivers
Publication: A History in Three Rivers Dungog Shire Heritage Study Thematic History April 2012 Michael Williams
Text:

"The brothers George and Christopher Lean provide an example of smaller settlers working without convict labour when they acquired land in Fosterton. The new land is described as ‘wild forest’ which they cleared during the 1840s with slash and burn techniques and where they built a cottage. Farming required much effort as only after several years were the many roots and stumps laboriously burnt out and cultivation became easier. Christopher describes how the early choices in crops became narrower:

"Our principal crop was Maize, although in those days we also grew Wheat and Tobacco, but these crops both failed, the wheat being destroyed by Rust, and the tobacco by a fungus… We now confine ourselves to maize as being the safest and most profitable crop …""

DeathPre 1860 Pioneer Register - Book 2
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 976
DeathL - Deaths Registered in New South Wales
Citation details: LEAN GEORGE 2023/1856 AGE 41 YEARS DIED DUNGOG DUNGOG
Quality of data: primary evidence