Item 27-1 - Letter : Petition to the Lieutenant Governor

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Letter : Petition to the Lieutenant Governor


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George Washington Walker (1800-1859), Quaker, shopkeeper and humanitarian, was born on 19 March 1800 in London, the twenty-first child of John Walker (1726-1821) by his second wife, Elizabeth, née Ridley. Because of the death of his mother and the absence of his aged father engaged in the saddle trade in Paris, he was brought up by his grandmother in Newcastle. He was educated by a Wesleyan schoolmaster near Barnard Castle, and apprenticed in 1814 to a linen draper. Impressed by the probity and wisdom of his Quaker employers and James Backhouse of York, a leading Quaker minister, he left the Unitarian persuasion of his family in 1827 and became a member of the Society of Friends. The next year he formed the first Temperance Society in Newcastle.
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Theodore Bryant Bartley (1803-1878), public servant and farmer, was born on 22 September 1803, son of Onesiphorus Windle Bartley, physician, and Elizabeth, née Bryant, of Nailsworth, Gloucestershire, England, and a grandson of William Bartley, distiller of Bristol. When his father died Theodore emigrated to Sydney, arriving in the Bencoolen in 1819, and was engaged by Governor Lachlan Macquarie as assistant secretary and tutor to his son Lachlan. He accompanied Macquarie to Van Diemen's Land in 1821 and was given 500 acres (202 ha) near Launceston. This was increased in 1828 for his service in pursuit of the bushrangers under Matthew Brady.
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Letter accompanying the petition to the Lieutenant Governor dated 20 August 1846 against the increase of Public Houses signed Theodore Bartley

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