My 2nd great grandfather Hugh Morgan arrived in Sydney Cove, 1 Nov 1830 aboard the convict ship Hercules. He was assigned in December to the 'employ' of Lt.H.J.Shadforth of Bringelly. I am searching for a Shadforth family historian who may have details :: FamilyTreeCircles.com Genealogy
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My 2nd great grandfather Hugh Morgan arrived in Sydney Cove, 1 Nov 1830 aboard the convict ship Hercules. He was assigned in December to the 'employ' of Lt.H.J.Shadforth of Bringelly. I am searching for a Shadforth family historian who may have details

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by janilye on 2019-12-07 11:57:38

For your interest I contribute this obituary. Henry John Tudor Shadforth 1803-1890 for 37 years Usher of the Black Rod in the legislative Council

The Sydney Mail and New South Wales Advertiser Sat 27 Sep 1890
The Late Captain Shadforth.

Another link between the past and the present
has been severed by the death of Mr. H T. Shadforth
who passed away from us on the 21st instant
at the ripe age of 87. Mr. Shadforth was the
eldest son of Lieutenant-Colonel Shadforth, a gallant
Peninsular officer, who commanded the 57th
Regiment some 60 years ago in this colony, and
retired from the Service when that regiment was
ordered to India. One of his sons, who
subsequently attained the rank of Lieutenant
Colonel in the same regiment fell gloriously
in 1855, whilst leading on his troops
to attack the Redan; but Mr. H. T. Shadforth,
who had been lieutenant and adjutant of the 57th,
left the army and settled in this colony, and lived
for many years on the banks of the Nepean, where
he had obtained a grant of land for his public
services. During the administration of Sir T.
Brisbane and General Darling he had charge of the
road parties then working on the Blue Mountains ;
and in conjunction with the late Mr. Lowe, of
Bringelly, he formed one of the Bench of Magistrates
then appointed for that district. Being somewhat
tired of agricultural pursuits, Mr. Shadforth left
his farm on the Nepean, and having first held the
office of Sergeant-at-arms. and subsequently that of
Usher of the Black Rod resided on his property at
Ashfield until, owing to the infirmities of age, he
retired from public life, and spent the remainder of
his days at Manly Beach, his remains
were interred in the cemetery at Ashfield
on Tuesday last, the Rev. W. Hough
(locum tenens for Dr. Corlette) and the Rev. P.
S. Willis conducting the service. The funeral was
strictly private, being limited to family connections
and a few old friends, amongst whom were several
ladies who testified their respect for the deceased by
placing some elegant wreaths and crosses on the
coffin. The late Mr. Shadforth, during the long
period of his life, saw many changes in this colony,
and had the satisfaction of witnessing its gradual
progress from the days of penal discipline to the
development of free institutions. Whether, however,
under tbe despotic system of former days, or the
enlightened Government which the colonies now
enjoy he fulfilled the duties of his various offices in
a manner which reflects credit on his memory ; and,
having passed blamelessly through a length of
years beyond those usually allotted to man. he came
to his grave in a full age,' like as a shock of corn
cometh in his season. Many men have been
more distinguished for depth of learning and
brilliancy of parts, but few have characterised them
selves for more upright and honourable intentions
in the discharge of their duties, whether public or
private. Mr. Shadforth was brother-in-law of Sir
Alfred Stephen and father-in-law of Mr. Justice .
Stephen.
You shouldn't have too much trouble finding a Shadforth researcher.
Shadforth may not have had much to do with his assigned convicts. Was Morgan part of the road gangs, or was he assigned to the farm. Shadforth received his land grant of 640 acres on the 8 July 1834. So the 19 yr old Hugh Morgan would have been assigned on arrival which probably saw him on the road. Now that may only have been part of a surveying team as that is what Shadforth was doing

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