George GUEST 1811-1893 Richmond NSW
George Guest had been baptised at St Nicholas, Sevenoaks, Kent on 9 May 1811, the son of Thomas Guest 1773-1858 and Martha, nee Collins 1778-1864, who had been married at Wateringbury, Kent 24 October 1796. Thomas Guest had been baptised at Tonbridge, Kent on 24 October 1773, the son of Samuel Guest 1749-1802 and Mary, nee Cork 1753-1818, who had been married at Tonbridge on 18 February 1772.
The children of Thomas GUEST and Martha, nee COLLINS were:-
Elfrida GUEST 1797 - 1834
Matilda GUEST 1803 - 1890
Martha GUEST 1805 -
Edward GUEST 1806 - 1872
Laura Elizabeth GUEST 1809 -
George GUEST 1811 - 1893
Thomas Henry GUEST 1818 - 1820
William Valentine GUEST 1821 - 1876
Emma GUEST 1823 -
George Guest, a saddler by trade, migrated to New South Wales in 1832 when he was 21, after arrival, he set himself up in business at Windsor, then at Richmond, where he also owned a tannery.
George made huge financial contributions to the building of St. Peter's Church in Richmond. I believe he paid for every stick of timber that went into it
In 1834 at Richmond NSW George married Jane White.
Jane had been born in Bristol on the 17 July 1817 the daughter Laban WHITE 1794-1873 a prominant businessman in Richmond and his wife Jane, nee EVANS 1778-1846
The children of George GUEST and Jane, Nee WHITE were:-
Laban Thomas GUEST 1835 - 1903 m. Charlotte EATHER 1836-1888
George GUEST 1837 - 1909
William Collin GUEST 1839 - 1900
Henry Robert GUEST 1842 - 1930
Edgar Frederick GUEST 1843 - 1938
Edward GUEST 1846 - 1919
Charles Septimus GUEST 1849 - 1915
Laura Mary GUEST 1850 - 1933
Matilda White GUEST 1851 - 1853
Emma Louisa GUEST 1854 - 1933
Clara Kate GUEST 1856 - 1945
Lucy Jane GUEST 1857 - 1918
Blanche GUEST 1858 - 1928
Martha GUEST 1861 - 1933
George GUEST, not just a respected and generous businessman but a very talented sportsman, he was reputed to be one of the best cricketers in the state and also a crack shot with his rifle.
The photograph below taken around 1870 is 'Eltham' at 317 Windsor Road, Richmond where the George Guest and his family resided for many years.