Robert Green, Esq.


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Mary O'Donnell

Robert Green, Esq.

  • Born: 1795, Birmingham, England
  • Married: 29 Dec 1829, St. John's, Parramatta, N.S.W., Australia 1
  • Died: 26 Dec 1857, Kissing Point Rd., Parramatta, New South Wales, Australia 2 3
  • Buried: 30 Dec 1857, All Saints' Church, Parramatta, Sydney, N.S.W., Australia

  Research Notes:

A Robert Green was christened 30 Dec 1795 in Saint Martin, Birmingham, Warwickshire, England, son of Robert Green and Mary. However, this may have been the same Robert Green who married Mary Storey 17 Dec 1786 in St. Martin, Birmingham.


Robert arrived in NSW in 1827 on the Mary Hope as part of the 3rd. Regiment, 'The Buffs'. In 1828, he was working as a footman to Gov. Darling which was no doubt how he met Mary.

In 1832, he was licensee to the 'Rose and Crown' in Parramatta. He also received a grant of land at the field of Mars. The grant became known as Rock Farm. The 1841 census shows this farm to be a thriving community. Robert died 26 Dec. 1857 of dropsy. His estate passed to Mary who died 1886 Parramatta. The farm was to be sold and the proceeds divided among the children. 4


Will of Robert Green, written 24 Jun 1856, probate 26 Mar 1858.


Of Kissing Point Road in the County of Cumberland, NSW

Executors & Trustees: wife Mary Green, friend the Reverend William Frederic Gore, Clerk, son-in-law Jessie Hack, Licensed Publican

Beneficiaries: wife Mary Green, children (not named), youngest daughters Jessie Maria Green & Sylvina Green, sister Ann Green of Lemington in County Warwick England, spinster, grandson Robert Henry Hack

Witnesses: J.M. Gould, Solr, Parramatta, C.J. Mood, Clerk to Mr. J.M. Gould.

Goods sworn at £500. 8

  Marriage Information:

Robert married Mary O'Donnell, daughter of Hugh O'Donnell and Mary Lakeman, on 29 Dec 1829 in St. John's, Parramatta, N.S.W., Australia 1. (Mary O'Donnell was born on 7 Aug 1810 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia 5, died on 17 Sep 1886 in Rock Farm, Kissing Point Rd., Parramatta, N.S.W., Australia 6 7 and was buried on 19 Sep 1886 in All Saints' Church, Parramatta, Sydney, N.S.W., Australia.)


1 NSW Registry BDM (marriages), V18294747 3B/1829.

2 NSW Registry BDM (deaths), 4028/1857.

3 Empire (Sydney), Tuesday 29 December 1857.

4 Research conducted and shared by Morrie Kerle and Gaye Cook.

5 NSW Registry BDM (births), V181028 6/1810 (also V18102224 1A/1810, V18102236 1A/1810 and V1810132 5/1810 ).

6 NSW Registry BDM (deaths), 8304/1886.

7 Toowoomba Chronicle and Darling Downs General Advertiser, Tuesday, September 28, 1886.

8 New South Wales Will Books, 1800-1952, no. 4015.

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