Descendants of William Henry GEARY
William Henry GEARY was a Lieutenant in the Royal Navy, commanding the Speedwell in 1822
He captained the Gilmore on its passage to the Swan River settlement in Western Australia in 1829, marrying Susan SMYTHE en route, in Cape Town.
He returned to England, successfully applied for a grant of land in Australia and settled in Port Macquarie where he was appointed Harbour Master in 1832.
He later moved to Moreton Bay, and became the first Harbour Master of Brisbane in 1852.
Susan died a week after moving to Brisbane, aged only 42, and he did not remarry.
Children of the marriage: Henry Vincent 1830, Edward Montagu 1833, Medora Ann 1835, Leila Helen 1836, Susan Clemence 1838, Godfrey Nairne Benjamin 1840, Emma Louise 1843, Anna Martha 1846, Douglas Lonsdale 1849
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