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This site is to record the Hadley lineage of my family history. Charles Hadley was prominent in early colonial Sydney and there are numerous records of him and his property 'Hadley Park' which to this day is still located in Castlereagh, NSW.

As there is a lot of data to be added to the tree I shall dedicate this site solely to my direct line for the time being. When this is complete I shall include other information beginning from Generation One and work through to the most recent generation.

Only cross checked information has been included. Other data which I believe to be correct but has not yet been confirmed by cross referencing has been excluded but will be added at a later date under Possibilities.

Only the names shown in this colour are my direct line. Later, when all the information I have has been added to the site these names will be linked to more details of the person and photos if any are available.

So, let us begin…….

Charles Hadley was born in Warwickshire, England on the 15 April 1771. On the 1 August 1791 he was transported to Sydney, Australia as a convict on the Matilda in the Third Fleet.

Charles met a free servant named Catherine Keenan and on the 18 September 1809 she delivered his first child to be born in the colony, a daughter named Ann. For the time being Ann will not be mentioned again on this site so I will give her brief details here. On 6 August 1827 Ann married James L’Andre in the Christ Church at Castlereagh and bore him 9 sons and 2 daughters. She died on 5 March 1895 at the age of 85 in Penrith.

N.B. I have not found any record of a marriage between Charles and Catherine.

On 13 April 1812 Charles married Sarah Phillips (Spencer), a woman born in the colony and she bore him 10 children before his death on 29 September 1828 at Castlereagh, his last child James being born 11 months before his death. Charles saw his first son Thomas marry Rosetta Andrews (BC) on 31 January 1828 but did not live long enough to see the birth of any grand children unless his daughter Ann had given birth to a child within the 13 months of her marriage. Even if Ann had born a child I do not know if Charles had kept in contact with her.

*Please note this is a work in progress and will be continued as time permits.


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