Collection RS72 - Lease granted by Edward Lord

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Lease granted by Edward Lord


  • 1810 (Creation)

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Edward Lord (1781-1859), officer of marines, commandant, pastoralist and merchant, was born on 15 June 1781 in Pembroke, Wales, the third son of Joseph Lord and his wife Corbetta, daughter of Lieutenant-General John Owen, brother of Sir William Owen, fourth baronet, of Orielton. Edward was gazetted a second lieutenant of marines on 12 September 1798 and stationed at Portsmouth.
In 1803 he joined the expedition of Lieutenant-Colonel David Collins to Port Phillip, and was in the first contingent which sailed thence to establish a settlement on the Derwent, Van Diemen's Land, in February 1804. In the same year he built the first private house in Hobart Town. For more information see:

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Lease granted by Edward Lord, Commanding Officer of H.M.settlement Hobart Town V.D.L., 1st Lieut. Royal Marine Forces, 24 May 1810, to John Taylor (1), John Taylor (2), both privates in Royal Marines, of an allotment containing 18 perches, bounded by gardens occupied by Ann Donohough and Peter Douglas, for 14 years at an annual rent of 10s 6d.
Signed by Edward Lord. Applied seal, black wax- shield of wheatsheaf, scythe and rake, motto 'Hobartia crevit '
Transferred to Mrs. Mary Jennott, for sum of £120. - signed by marks of both John Taylors.

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This material is made available for personal research and study purposes under the University of Tasmania Standard Copyright Licence. For any further use permission should be obtained from the copyright owners. For assistance please contact

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