Townson, John

Soldier who was transferred to the New South Wales Corps. Shortly after arriving in Sydney he was sent to Norfolk Island, where he was eventually promoted to acting lieutenant-governor in Philip Gidley King's absence. He was an efficient administrator and returned to England after being granted leave. He later returned to Sydney where his ill health curtailed his development of many of his extensive land grants.

Milestone
Born
England
1759
Arrived Sydney
Scarborough
28 Jun 1790
Departed Sydney
1791
Arrived Sydney
Aug 1806
Departed Sydney
21 Nov 1811
Arrived Sydney
1812
Died
Sydney
08 May 1835
Occupation
Position
1789 - 1800
1790
Property
Owner of
1808 - 1812
Owner of
1808 - 1812
Relationship
Sibling