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TEMPLETON, Janet

Born: 1785

Died: 1857

Special Achievements:

Pioneer in the wool industry.

Additional Information:

Sister-in-law to Eliza FORLONGE.

After her husband’s death in 1829, “Janet Janet decided to emigrate to Australia.  ...  She chartered the Czar and, with her nine young children, John and Eliza Forlong, their son Andrew, several servants and the sheep, left Greenock in August 1830.  Next January they arrived at Launceston where Eliza and Andrew disembarked with forty of the sheep.  The rest of the party and flock reached Sydney in February.  Later in 1831 Janet Templeton received a land grant, Kelburn, on the Mulwaree Plains near Goulburn, where she built a house and depastured her sheep.”


Resources

  • References

    Halsall, Cliff.  (1985).  Eliza and William Forlonge of Seven Creeks Station.  magazine unknown, page unknown.


  • Image - Janet Templeton

    Trove: Australasian (Melbourne, Vic. : 1864 - 1946), Saturday 22 April 1944, page 33