Ancestors of a Queensland Family George EDMONDSTONE
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- Born: 4 May 1809, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
- Marriage: Alexandrina in 1837
- Died: 23 Feb 1883, Brisbane at age 73
This is the detail under a photograph held by the John Oxley Library.
Monument erected to the memory of George Edmondstone
Description: Died 23 February 1883. His widow Mrs
Alexa Edmondstone, who died in Brisbane in 1887, is
also buried there. (Description supplied with
George Edmonstone was born in Edinborough, Scotland,
on 4 May 1809. In 1832 he arrived in New South Wales
and had businesses in Sydney and Maitland. In 1840 he
purchased Normanby Plains Station in Queensland. He
sold this in 1842 and was one of the early free
settlers in Brisbane, working as a butcher. He was an
alderman in Brisbane 1859-66 and the mayor 1863-64. (Information taken from D.B. Waterson, A biographical register of the Queensland parliament 1860-1929, 1972)
(Thanks to Jennie Perry Smith for sending me this information)
George married Alexandrina in 1837.