Sergeant William Packer
Where Born : Sussex England
Occupation : Shoemaker / Soldier
Date Arrived : 23 August 1791
Ship Arrived on : " William &
Rank on Discharge : Sergeant
Date of Enlistment : 24 October 1789
Where Enlisted : Sussex England
Date of Discharge : 24 May 1810
Where Discharged : Sydney
Died : 28 November 1816 aged 47
Where Died /
Buried : 30 November 1816 Old Sydney
Burial grounds C/D
Parents Names :
Spouse's Name : Sarah Baxter
Where Born :
Date Arrived : 7 October 1792
Ship Arrived on : "Royal Admiral "Convict.
Tried: 30 Jul 1791, Buckingham, 7 years
Died : 1856
Where Died /
Buried : Queanbeyan
Date Married :
Where Married :
Sydney, St Phillip's, Church of
Spouse's Parents :
- Back To . . .The
New South Wales Corps. ( Rum Corps. ) "Renamed 102nd
PACKER, William ED 688400 Death
Age at Death: 47
Index Year: 1816
Reg Year: 1816 Reg State: New South Wales
Ref Number: V18163664 2B Parish: Sydney, St Phillip's, Church of England
PACKER, William EM 759992 Marriage
Spouse: BAXTER, Sarah
Index Year: 1801
Reg Year: 1801 Reg State: New South Wales
Ref Number: V1801493 3A Parish: Sydney, St Phillip's, Church of England
- Sarah Re
Married after Williams death
- PACKER, Sarah EM 759986 Marriage
Spouse: WAPLES, Robert
Index Year: 1817
Reg Year: 1817 Reg State: New South Wales
Ref Number: V1817273 7 Parish: Sydney, St Phillip's, Church of England
WAPLES, Sarah CD 923777 Death
Father: Unknown Baxter
Death Place: Queanbeyan
Index Year: 1856
Reg Year: 1856 Reg State: New South Wales
Ref Number: 3174
- Area Settled :
- Children :
James Packer, b. 12/11/1794, bap. 7/12/1794 St Phillips Sydney
& Achievements :
- William attained the rank of Corporal on
the 26-2-1795 and the rank of Sergeant on the 27 -12-1799. William was
granted lands at the following 1794 , 25 acres at Hunters hill, 100 acres at
Botany Bay, and leased 61.5 rods of land at Pitt Row
- William's Headstone read
- William Packer
- Late Sergeant
- of the 102nd Regiment
- died 28 November 1817
- age 47 years (1)
- From Ladies of the Royal
1996 ISBN 0 958786 0
Published January 1996 Milton NSW.
BAXTER, Sarah. Soldiers Wife.
No record of
husband in the colonies could be found.
Baxter was a marine with the first fleet and subsequent joined the NSW Corps,
and Samuel Baxter who arrived later on the Marquis Cornwallis in 1796. However
neither of these tie in with a wife Sarah.
married 5/4/1801 St Phillips Sydney William Packer of the NSW Corps. William
Packer enlisted 27/7/1789 in London arriving in NSW on "William and Ann" in
His first of
his many land grant was at Hunters Hill in December 1794.
who had arrived free on the Royal Admiral established a general store in Sydney
which she advertised during 1809 & 1810 in the Sydney Gazette.
actually held a Liquor licence from 1799 (Collins p. 605 may have held licence
in previous years).
1810 Sarah memos the colony government, stating she is married to Serg Packer
who was returning to England, but she wished to remain in the colony to continue
her trade. She requested she be allowed to keep the land and stock which were
her husband's assets.
William did not return to England as he was discharged from the 102nd Reg in
Sarah Packer Royal Admiral was recorded as wife to Serg. Packer.
18/10/1811 210 acres were granted to William Packer at Botany Bay.
Packer, late of 102nd Reg, died 28/11/1816 Sydney, buried 30/11/1816 aged 47
Then in 1817
Sarah Packer nee Baxter married again to Robert Waples St Phillips 1817. Robert
Waples was a convict arr Morley.
is listed as owner of a public house "Adam and Eve" Pitt St Sydney in 1819
Muster shows Sarah Waples, Royal Admiral, came free, wife of Robert Waples.
the time was on a Ticket of leave and employed at the Sydney Goal.
Waples died 7/1/1832 Aged 60 years Sydney.
died 1859 Queanbeyan.
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Reference R.S.T & R.M
Burials 1792-1820 City of Sydney
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((1) Old Chum, ‘Old Sydney No.152’,
Truth, 9 October 1910.
Much of this article was reprinted in Old Chum, ‘Old Sydney
No.881’, Truth, 28
September 1924. Article includes transcriptions of headstones from
James Bonwich notes, history of old burial ground and other
cemeteries around Sydney. C/D
- (2) . Australian Vital records Index
1788-1905 Disc 3
- Family Members, Military records ,Pay rolls, Pay Musters, Cemetery Records, Church
Records & General Muster Records, Mitchell Library ,Sydney Australia
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