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  1. Hi Carol
    I have recently discovered an old announcement for the death of my Ancestor Henry Stanfield who was convicted 1832 – serving from 1833-1840 under Turnbull/ Johnston. I was hoping to find out any archived information you might find on Henry. Please find below the copied announcement – i look forward to any information or suggestions. I found the info on Trove of course. Being an inmate – I wondered whether there is anything written about him.
    With Thanks
    Therese Stanfield

    Windsor and Richmond Gazette Sat 20 Feb 1892
    An old man named Stanfield, an inmate
    of the Hawkesbury Benevolent Asylum,
    died in that institution on Thursday at the
    age of 84.


    1. Hi Therese,
      I have not actually come across the name Henry Stanfield in my research but will keep an eye out for you in the future.
      You might like to contact Michelle Nichols, the Local Studies Librarian at Windsor Library, as I know she is currently researching the Hawkesbury Benevolent Asylum because the 200th anniversary is coming up in December this year. She would be able to tell you if there are any records held in the library.
      Your other option could be NSW State Archives at Kingswood.
      I had a quick look and found that Henry was buried in St Matthew’s Anglican Cemetery at Windsor, as his burial is recorded in the St Matthew’s Church of England Windsor NSW Parish Registers 1857 to 1900, published by Lake Macquarie Family History Group Inc. in 2004. Henry Stanfield died on 17 Feb 1892 and was buried the next day, 18 Feb 1892, aged 85, by Gerard D’Arcy-Irvine.



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