Collection M16 - Marshall and Terry Family Papers

Account : June 1818 Bills :  June 1818 Letter of appointment :September 1818 Accounts of money due & draft letter Account : October 1819 Receipt Receipt : December 1832 - January 1833 Account : 1833 Letter : November 1833 Baptismal certificate Farm sowing record The Mercury, Hobart, 26 April 1892 Letter : December 1838 Photograph of woman Photograph of gentleman Additional information Postcards Terry family Notes on John Terry Simmons Family Terry tree Terry & Moore Family tree Index to M16

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Marshall and Terry Family Papers


  • 1810-1922 (Creation)

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1 type one box (23 folders)

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George Marshall (1791-1881), originally of Ruthven, near Dundee, Scotland, arrived in Van Diemen's Land in 1821, and with his family settled near Sorell. One of his grandsons, George Douglas Marshall, married Beatrice Terry, grandaughter of Ralph Terry (1815-1892) of Lachlan Mills, New Norfolk

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In October 1818, John and Martha, their eight daughters, three sons and two millstones sailed from Sheerness, England on the Surrey, the only “free” settlers on a convict ship to Sydney, Australia. Possibly unhappy with the terms of the lease and the size of the allotment at Liverpool, south west of Sydney, Terry moved his family and business to Van Diemen’s Land. Arriving in Hobart Town on the Prince Leopold on 6 December 1819, the family proceeded to build the mill on 100 acres (40 ha) at Elizabeth Town (soon to be renamed New Norfolk), where the Derwent and Lachlan Rivers met. For more information see

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Ralph Terry came to Australia as a child early in 1819, with his father, John Terry (1771-1844) who had been a miller in Yorkshire, England. The family moved to V.D.L. where John Terry established Lachlan Mill on land he was granted at New Norfolk. He married Frances Linton Simmons, daughter of James and Jane (Ann) Simmons)

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Gift from Mary Marshall, 22 January 1975

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This collection consists of the papers of George Marshalland his grandson George Douglas Marshall who married Beatrice Terry granddaughter of Ralph Terry, of Lachlan Mills, New Norfolk, Tasmania so some papers of the Terry family papers are also included.
Also included are notes on family history and genealogy.

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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

When reusing this material, please cite the reference number and provide the following acknowledgement:
“Courtesy of the UTAS Library Special & Rare Collections”

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HE May 2018




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