|Possibly arrived Hobart in June 1834 from London on board the "Red Rover" - listed on board are a Mr, Mrs and child Cosser. Agrees with death certificate statement of residence.  The information on the Red Rover arriving Jun 26 1834 (departing Jul 12 1834) is as follows: |
RED ROVER: ship, 387, 2 guns.
Master/owner (inwards and outwards): Walker
Whence/cargo, Pass. & Remarks:
London 8 Feb, Cape of Good Hope 9 May
General goods, 5 passengers, Capt Christie lost 14 days ago & Mr Walker
who joined at CGH took command of the ship.
Whither/cargo, Pass. & Remarks:
Sydney, Sund. & P. (Port Dalrymple)
Left TAS for VIC in 1840 - Mrs Paterson depart Launceston for Port Phillip per the ship 'Tamar' on 24 Nov 1840 (REF Launceston Advertiser 26 Nov 1840).
On death cert, reads: Issue Mary Ann 46, Isabella 44, William 43, Edward dead, Edward 39, Frederick dead, Elizabeth Jane 37, Eliza 34, Sarah 31, Arthur James 26; Informant Arthur James Paterson (son) 
|There is a problem with Edward's parents names. On his baptismal cert the parents are listed as Joseph Paterson and Elizabeth Roberts. However, in the Historical Records of Australia there are a series of letters by a William Paterson re a dispute over land in Hobart Town. One of these letters lists the names and birthdates of the children - and the information in this list is TOO close to the baptismal records for the children not to be the same ones. Also in these letters, the only mention of the mother's name is 'Elisabeth'...which fits with the baptism records. (all the William information has been provided by Bill Mirams). |
Left TAS for VIC in 1840 - Edward Paterson depart Launceston for Port Phillip per the ship 'Lowestoft' on 8 July 1840 (REF Launceston Advertiser 16 Jul 1840). 
The obit notice in The Age incorrectly lists Edward as the 2nd white child born in TAS. 
Edward is listed in the 1841 census for NSW: 
Surname - First Names - Return - Residence - temID - PageNo - ReelNo
Paterson Alexander 112 Town Parramatta [X948] 15 2222
Paterson Edward 0 Township Melbourne, County Bourke, District Port Phillip [X949] 135 2222
Paterson J H. 0 Town Melbourne, County Bourke, District Port Phillip [X949] 123 2222
Paterson John 180 Black Wattle Swamp, Parish Petersham, County Cumberland, District Sydney [X950] 113 2223
|On Arthur James' birth certificate, the marriage of Edward and Mary is listed as 1839 in Launceston |
|Last Modified 22 May 2001||Created 19 Feb 2005 by Stephen & Karen Karner (Reunion 7.05 for Macs)|