Mid North Coast Pioneers - Newcastle to Lismore and beyond


7 children

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Marriage January 18, 1830
Publication: Narrawallee, NSW, Australia; Phil and Jan Gregory; Mar 2007; ISBN 978-0-9750011-2-7
Citation details: Page 79
Citation details: 26 DEC 2008

Hi Stuart,

Helen Lindsay's first husband was David Webster and had four children to him: John, James, Agnes, Ann.

John & James Webster were both contracted by the A.A.Co. and arrived on board the "Richard Webb" & "Aden" in 1840 & 1841 respectively.

When Robert Williamson and his brother-in-law James Lindsay were contracted by the Company they immigrated on the "Hero of Malown" in 1841. Agnes & Ann Webster are given as children on Robert which is why you have your number as five females.

The family had very close ties to the A.A.Co. Helen's nephew John Lindsay came out on the "Richard Webb" in 1840 and married his cousin Agnes Webster. Enoch Davies came on the "Artemesia" in 1849, while Thomas Tudor was on the "Vimeria" which arrived in 1852.

Robert Williamson was the Company's oldest employee and was tragically killed in the A.A.Co. Borehole aged about 77 years.

Best wishes, Ryan

Embarked for Port Jackson from
February 7, 1841
Migrated from London on board the "Hero of Malown".
November 21, 1841
Publication: Narrawallee, NSW, Australia; Phil and Jan Gregory; Mar 2007; ISBN 978-0-9750011-2-7
Citation details: Page 79

The "Hero of Malown" sailed from London on 14 July 1841, under the command of Captain Christian Jackson. The vessel was under charter to the Australian Agricultural Company, and most of the passengers were contracted to work for the AA Co. The Company held the monopoly to the great coal seams under their new settlement at Newcastle, and had contracted these Fifeshire miners to work their holdings. Experienced miners from the parish of Cupar had been employed by the AA Co. agent Robert Taylor.

During the voyage Robert was responsible for three stud rams that the Australian Agricultural Company were importing.

The vessel arrived at Port Jackson (Sydney) on 21 November 1841, with 33 passengers, all coal miners and their families.

Name Surname Trade or Office Age Family / Remarks Intermediate James William Graham Overman 23 Steerage Thomas Hean / Fergan Collier 36 Wife James Lindsay Collier 24 Wife & Daughter Alexander Miller Collier 23 Wife, 2 Sons, Daughter David Miller Collier 24 Wife & Son Andrew Peattie Collier 19 William Ritchie Collier 22 David Simpson Collier 19 John Simpson was his brother John Simpson Collier 20 Wife John Smith Collier 26 Wife & 3 Daughters Robert Williamson Collier 36 Wife, 2 Sons, 3 Daughters and 2 daughters of Ellen's previous marriage to David Webster.


In 2004 a house called the LINDSAY House at Hamilton was open for Heritage week. It has survived from the 1800�s and was a Mine Manager�s house for an A.A. Co. pit at Hamilton and the old maps have it labelled as the LINDSAY House. The City Council have purchased it and are gradually working on its' renovation.

In 1982 a descendant wrote, David WEBSTER, a lowlander was born in Dundee. He had a wife Helen TRISTAN and two brothers who were timber merchants in Alloway. David was killed in Dundee. His widow, Helen, afterwards moved to Fifeshire and married Robert Williamson. Ryan DUDLEY, another LINDSAY descendant has established Helen's surname was LINDSAY and not 'TRISTAN' and that Helen's first husband David WEBSTER was supposedly killed in a timber accident.