Various papers relating to his lease of Biggen Grange, Bathurst. Rev. Samuel MARSDEN.
Various papers relating to his lease of Biggen Grange, Bathurst.
Various papers relating to his lease of Biggen Grange, Bathurst.
Various papers relating to his lease of Biggen Grange, Bathurst.
Various papers relating to his lease of Biggen Grange, Bathurst.
Various papers relating to his lease of Biggen Grange, Bathurst.
Various papers relating to his lease of Biggen Grange, Bathurst.
Various papers relating to his lease of Biggen Grange, Bathurst.
Various papers relating to his lease of Biggen Grange, Bathurst.
Various papers relating to his lease of Biggen Grange, Bathurst.

Various papers relating to his lease of Biggen Grange, Bathurst.

Sydney: circa 1820-1838.

Collection of 8 documents, ms. in ink on vellum, and ink on paper, various sizes.

Marsden in Bathurst

An interesting collection of original documents pertaining to the Rev. Samuel Marsden and his daughter Elizabeth, and their seven-hundred-acre parcel of land known as 'Biggen Grange'. The original grant of this land was made in 1815 to John Liddiard Nicholas (see 4504527) and was one of the first to be proclaimed in the Bathurst area, in the year that the road to Bathurst was officially opened.

An interesting collection of original documents pertaining to the Rev. Samuel Marsden and his daughter Elizabeth, and their seven-hundred-acre parcel of land known as 'Biggen Grange'. The original grant of this land was made in 1815 to John Liddiard Nicholas (see 4504527) and was one of the first to be proclaimed in the Bathurst area, in the year that the road to Bathurst was officially opened.
Nicholas (1784-1868) had arrived in Sydney in October 1813. The following year he accompanied Samuel Marsden to New Zealand on his missionary visit on the Active, which resulted in the establishment of the first Christian mission to the Maoris and the first transfer of land to white men. His published account of this expedition (London, 1817) was well received and translated into Dutch and German.
One month after this grant was made, Nicholas left the colony to return to England. In 1822 he sold the land to Samuel Marsden for three hundred pounds. The initial lease for a peppercorn rent and subsequent sale to Marsden are documented here in two most attractive Indentures, dated 1 and 2 August 1822, each of which bear the signature and red wax seal of Nicholas. Another Indenture dated 7 May 1862 records the sale of Biggin Grange for seven hundred pounds by Elizabeth Bobart (née Marsden) who had inherited the land from her father.
The other documents, including a court copy of the Rev. Samuel Marsden's will, ('Probate granted to John Campbell, W.H. Macarthur and William Macarthur… 6 August 1838'); an extract, dated 28 September 1837, from the Register of St. John's, Parramatta, recording the marriage of Elizabeth Marsden there to its Curate, Henry Hodgkinson Bobart, the Rev. Samuel Marsden officiating; a record of the death of her husband Henry Hodgkinson Bobart, and a mortgage over Biggin Grange to Richardson and Wrench, complete the picture of the ownership of Biggin Grange over a forty year period.

Price (AUD): $4,250.00  other currencies     Ref: #4504530