Re: Guise Down Under
By Les March 09, 2002 at 05:30:50
Richard Guise was a sergeant in the New South Wales Corps who settled in Liverpool on grants of land and also held liquor licences. The three children were Richard Junior, William and Elizabeth. Richard and William were landowners at Gundaroo and Bywong, near Canberra, and elsewhere in New South Wales. Elizabeth married William Klensendorffe, who owned land near the present site of Parliament House in Canberra.
There is considerable lead information about the family in Colonial records - http://www.records.nsw.gov.au/publications/colsec/g/F22c_gos-gy-19.htmhttp://www.records.nsw.gov.au/publications/colsec/g/F22c_gos-gy-19.htm
though these are only the basic references.
William, born 25 May 1796 married Catherine Allen and had a daughter Mary Ann, born 24 June 1832, who married George Moore Brownlow on 20 August 1850. they had a daughter Catherine, born 1851 at Jerribiggery, near Gundaroo, and who married John Bradney in 1869. their son John, born 1874, served with NSW and Australian forces in South Africa (1901-1902) and France (1916-1917). There are 'skeletons'.
After John's death in France his sister wrote to the Army in Australia and in her letter said - 'we come of a fighting stock being descended on our mother's side of the historic Guise family. We are the 4th generation of Australian natives. Our great great grandfather sergeant Guise of 102nd Reg. came to Australia later part of 1790 in charge of consigned men. The Guise family became rich later and owned several stations and large grants of land at Gundaroo near Federal Capital Territory and were the first peopleburied in their family vault in the historic church grounds (Church of St John the Baptist at Canberra)'. This and other records are held at the Australian War memorial.
I am not a relative - just interested in Australian military history.