Item 13 - The story of the Parramore family

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The story of the Parramore family


  • 1797-1953 (Creation)

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William Thomas Parramore (1797-1854), public servant, was born on 30 September 1797, the eldest son of George Parramore and Patience, née Allen, of Wetmore Hall, Derbyshire, and received a legal training at Gray's Inn, London. His father, a farm-agent and mine-manager, decided to emigrate with his family in 1822 and William accompanied him in the Woodlark, arriving in Hobart Town on 8 July 1823. Land was chosen at Ross and at once George Parramore began farming his 1000-acre (405 ha) grant, Wetmore, assisted by his sons who obtained adjoining grants.
In November 1827 he married Thirza Cropper, formerly a schoolmistress at Caen, Normandy. Their only child, William, died in infancy. On the enforced resignation of James Gordon in 1832, Parramore, in poor health due to the close confinement of the previous five years, accepted the less onerous situation of police magistrate and coroner of Richmond, and went to live at Anglewood. For more information see:

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The story of the Parramore family by E. M. Cooper, The Morrows, Yankalilla, S.A. 1953.
Pamphlet, including extracts from letters of William Parramore (1797-1854, m. Thirza Cooper), who settled in V.D.L. in 1823, and reminiscences of Beaufront.

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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:
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The story of the Parramore family : early settlers in Van Diemen's Land, 1823 / E.M. Cooper. [South Australia : s.n., 1953].[10] p. ; 21 cm.
Morris Miller-Royal Society Rare-Book (CS 2009 .P27 1953)

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