Reuben Greentree
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Reuben Greentree (1803 - 1881)

Reuben Greentree
Born in Warblington, Hampshire, England, United Kingdommap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married 3 Oct 1825 in St Matthews Church of England Church, Windsor, New South Wales, Australiamap
Descendants descendants
Died at age 78 in Wilberforce, New South Wales, Australiamap
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Reuben Greentree came free to the Colony of New South Wales (1788-1900)


Reuben Greentree was born on November 30, 1803 in Warblington, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom. [1]

Reuben was the son of convict Henry Greentree and Jane Pope. After his father's transportation, he came to New South Wales with his mother and siblings via the ship Northampton, arriving 18th June 1815.


Reuben Greentree married Ann Farlow on October 3, 1825 in St Matthews Church of England Church, Windsor, New South Wales, Australia. [2]

From: Bowd, D.G. Macquarie country: a history of the Hawkesbury. Rev. ed. Sydney: Library of Australian History, 1982

By 1828 Reuben was farming at Wilberforce, with 40 acres, 23 acres of cleared land, 3 horses and 7 cattle. He had the assistance of Thomas Rock to help him on the farm.

In about 1829, Reuben petitioned Governor Darling for a grant of land. In his petition he stated that he was supporting his mother who was living with him; he was married to a daughter of Mr Robert Farlow, had two children and was renting 40 acres of land. His petition was apparently to no avail.

In Jun 1832 Reuben purchased from Richard Reynolds, 15 acres of 'Reynolds Farm' ‎(His father in law, Robert Farlow also purchased another portion)‎. Located at Freeman's Reach, this land had been left to Richard Reynolds by his recently deceased brother Edward. The purchase price was 150 pounds.

In 1833 Reuben applied for another convict servant and by 1841 he and his family were living in a wooden house and he was employing an assigned labourer, a general labourer and a gardener.

In 1854, Reuben purchased for 1,850 pounds, the historic 'Reibycroft' property at Freemans Reach from John Yeomans, who had in 1844 bought it from Mary Reiby. Unable to raise the full price, Reuben borrowed from his friend John Dunstan. 'Reibycroft' was one of the great homes of the Windsor region and still stands but much modified. In 1862 Reuben sold Reibycroft to his son Robert and retired to Wilberforce, living with his son Reuben jnr.


Reuben Greentree passed away on December 7, 1881 in Wilberforce, New South Wales, Australia. [3]

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  1. Information Entered by Paul Curran on Saturday, June 6, 2015. Replace this citation if there is an updated source.
  2. New South Wales - Births, Deaths, and Marriages - MARRIAGES - On-Line Index
    3655/1825 | V18253655 | 3B | GREENTREE | REUBEN | FARLOW | ANN | CC (St. Matthews, Church of England, Windsor)
  3. New South Wales - Births, Deaths, and Marriages - DEATHS - On-Line Index


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