Looking for information about the Crowe family from Gobarralong, NSW
My wife is a descendant of James Crowe of Gobarralong, a family whose history is related by Angela Young in Ripe for harvest, self-published in 1980. I am interested in whether any further information has been developed since then by family members. The first Crowe's arrived in NSW as free settlers in 1813.
I was particularly interested in the claim that James Crowe's father, Michael, left the family to return to England and became the Master of the Brazil Packet a 173 ton brig mainly sailing between Hobart/Launceston and Hokianga Harbour in New Zealand in the 1840s. I have sufficient evidence to show that Capt. William Crow of the Brazil Packet was not William Crowe, the father of James.
I am also curious about some of the claims in Ripe for harvest that Michael was a member of the 73rd Regiment of Foot. At some points it is suggested that Michael arrived (with two brothers) as part of the replacement for the NSW Corps. At some points the arrival is cited as 1810, that is with the original contingent, and at others as part of the additional reinforcements in 1813 just prior to the Regiment being rotated to India.