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A history of the Fleming, Jolliffe, Kessey and Murphy families of New South Wales - and their forebears

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William Carlisle

b. about 1782, d. 27 July 1852

Person Exhibits

William Carlisle's signature, 1821

Detailed biography

For a detailed biography of William Carlisle click here.

Family surname

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Birth

Was born about 1782.1,2,3 William Carlisle was birth2 about 1784 in England.4,3

Parents

FatherWilliam Carlisle (b. about 1765)

Family life

William Carlisle and Mary Ann Gordon were married on 11 September 1811 at St Matthew's Church in Windsor. C of E||The marriage certificate indicates that the marriage was by banns.5,6,7,4 He and Elizabeth Blackman were married about 1816.4

Child with Mary Ann Gordon (b. 24 November 1792, d. February 1813)

DaughterAmelia Carlisle+ (b. 29 January 1813, d. 2 June 1876)

Children with Elizabeth Blackman (b. about 1791, d. 18 March 1849)

SonJames Carlisle (b. 6 October 1817, d. about 1863)
SonJohn Carlisle (b. 16 May 1819, d. 1891)
DaughterHenrietta Carlisle (b. about 1 October 1821, d. about 1856)

Residence information

William Carlisle immigrated on 24 June 1804 to Sydney, NSW, Australia. 'Experiment'||Also aboard was William's future wife, Mary Ann Gordon, with her father Thomas and brother Charles.8,9,6,7,10,4 Traveled to about December 1816. from Bay of Islands on SS "Active"||"He returned to New South Wales a year later to bring his brother-in-law, Charles Gordon, employed as an agriculturist, accompanied by wives and families, back in April 1817."2,11,4 Charles, Maria, Elizabeth, and Amelia traveled on 12 April 1817. Aboard SS "Active". "(William Carlisle brought) his brother-in-law, Charles Gordon, employed as an agriculturist, accompanied by wives and families, back in April 1817." (D A Rae)
"The ranks of the women in New Zealand were swelling. Mr and Mrs Carlisle and Mr and Mrs Gordon came in 1817; the Butlers, the Kemps and the Puckeys arrived in 1819; the Shepherds in 1820; the Leighs in 1822; in 1823 Mr and Mrs Henry ..." (Simpson)2,12,13,10,4,14 William Carlisle lived in Rangihoa, New Zealand, on 9 January 1819.15

Working life

  • In 1816 William Carlisle was an employed as an Assistant School Master. Assistant School Master||the Church Missionary Society||"William Carlisle of New South Wales reached New Zealand early in 1816 to act as assistant to Kendall in the first school established in the country." (D A Rae)
    "Marsden had seen to it that school work began within the first few weeks; but after his departure, Kendall found it impossible to carry on with any regularity. In fact Hall, writing in January 1816, reports that the 'school' was 'dispersed' as soon as Marsden left and had not, at that date, been restarted. In August of that year, however, the first school-house in New Zealand was opened with thirty-three pupils, a number which had risen to seventy within the next few months". (Simpson)2,12,4
  • On 5 November 1816 William Carlisle was a schoolmaster and settler employed by the Church Missionary Society in Rangi Hoa.16
  • Was sacked by as in Rangi Hoa, New Zealand, on 10 February 1820.17
  • In 1828 William Carlisle was a painter.4

Death

William Carlisle died on 27 July 1852 in Rylstone. ||Surname spelt "Carlyle"1,4 He was buried about 28 July 1852 at the Old Carwell Cemetery in Rylstone.1,4

Citations

  1. [S299] Burial Register (or Dead Book) relating to Cemetery near Rylstone, NSW, Descent Vol 6 Part 2, by Mrs E Nevell, June 1973, p70.
  2. [S300] William Carlisle and Charles Gordon, Auckland-Waikato Historical Journal, September 1982, pp 29-31.
  3. [S1606] "Carlisle family origins", 2020, James Michael Fleming (Cammeray, NSW), Fleming Family History Archive, Sydney.
  4. [S518] Carlisle William, Australian Biographical and Genealogical Record, p62.
  5. [S313] Marriage Certificate, William Carlisle and Mary Ann Gordon, 11 September 1811, Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages, NSW. Vol 3 No 1278.
  6. [S409] Thomas Gordon, Australian Biographical and Genealogical Record, p161.
  7. [S410] Mary Ann Gordon, Australian Biographical and Genealogical Record, p161.
  8. [S361] Ship News, Sydney Gazette, 24 June 1804.
  9. [S364] Experiment prisoners, Sydney Gazette, 1 July 1804.
  10. [S411] Gordon, Charles Moltson, Australian Biographical and Genealogical Record, p159.
  11. [S367] King George arrival, Sydney Gazette, 7 December 1816.
  12. [S309] Helen M Simpson, "Before Waitangi," in The Women of New Zealand. (Wellington: NZ Department of Internal Affairs, 1940). Hereinafter cited as "Before Waitangi."
  13. [S368] Committee Minutes, Society House Minutes June 8 1818, Church Missionary Society, FM4 1454, Archives Office of NSW, Kingswood. Hereinafter cited as Minutes: Church Missionary Soc.
  14. [S1268] Various family historians, L: Correspondence re Carlisle, Gordon, Sydney: Fleming Family History Archive, 2 Aug 2020.
  15. [S370] Active return, Sydney Gazette, 9 January 1819.
  16. [S368] Committee Minutes, Society House Minutes 9 March 1818, Church Missionary Society, FM4 1454, Archives Office of NSW, Kingswood. Hereinafter cited as Minutes: Church Missionary Soc.
  17. [S368] Committee Minutes, Letter from Marsden 10 February 1820, received 24 June 1820, Church Missionary Society, FM4 1454, Archives Office of NSW, Kingswood. Hereinafter cited as Minutes: Church Missionary Soc.
ReferencesCarlisle clan
Ch Fleming forebears
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Pedigree Carlisle
Last Edited2 August 2020