Nathaniel Boon, 17921839 (aged 47 years)

Birth about 1792
Arrived in Australia
on "Admiral Gambier" as a convict
September 29, 1811 (aged 19 years)

Note: Source: New South Wales, Australia, Settler and Convict Lists, 1787-1834 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2007.
Occupation
Honorary Constable
1822 (aged 30 years)
Note: Nathaniel was one of 14 honorary constables at Air…

Nathaniel was one of 14 honorary constables at Airds.

Source: New South Wales, Australia, Colonial Secretary's Papers, 1788-1856 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc, 2010. Series: NRS 897; Reel or Fiche Numbers: Reels 6041-6064, 6071-6072

Birth of a sonNathaniel Boon
September 14, 1824 (aged 32 years)
Baptism of a sonNathaniel Boon
May 14, 1826 (aged 34 years)
Birth of a daughterMargaret Boon
September 17, 1826 (aged 34 years)
Census 1828 (aged 36 years)
Note: Nathaniel was listed as living with his children N…

Nathaniel was listed as living with his children Nathaniel, Margaret, and Thomas.

Source: New South Wales Government. 1828 Census: Householders’ returns [Population and Statistics, Musters and Census Records, Census, Colonial Secretary] . Series 1273, Reels 2551-2552, 2506-2507. State Records Authority of New South Wales. Kingswood, New South Wales, Australia.

Birth of a sonThomas Boon
August 12, 1828 (aged 36 years)
Note: Birth was registered at Campbelltown, NSW
Baptism of a daughterMargaret Boon
September 14, 1828 (aged 36 years)
Baptism of a sonThomas Boon
September 14, 1828 (aged 36 years)
Birth of a sonJames Boon
November 20, 1830 (aged 38 years)
Birth of a sonJonathan Boon
November 20, 1830 (aged 38 years)
Birth of a sonNicholas Boon
November 20, 1830 (aged 38 years)
MarriageSarah WadeView this family
July 20, 1831 (aged 39 years)
Note: At the time of their marriage, both were living at Field of Mars. Their friends provided consent to the marriage and they were married by Samuel Marsden. Witnesses- William Parks and Susanna Sullivan, both of Parramatta, NSW
Birth of a daughterSarah Ann Boon
June 2, 1832 (aged 40 years)
Occupation
Publican
July 14, 1832 (aged 40 years)
Note: Was granted a license to retail 'wines and malt an…

Was granted a license to retail 'wines and malt and spiritous liquors' and was found to be a 'fit' person to operate a public house.

Butts of publicans’ licences, 1830-1849. NRS 14401, reels 5049-5062, 1236. State Records Authority of New South Wales, Kingswood, New South Wales, Australia.

Death of a daughterSarah Ann Boon
October 12, 1834 (aged 42 years)
Burial of a daughterSarah Ann Boon
October 1834 (aged 42 years)
Birth of a sonDaniel Boon
November 25, 1837 (aged 45 years)
Event
Cause of death
February 12, 1839 (aged 47 years)
Note: According to one person, Nathaniel may have been m…

According to one person, Nathaniel may have been murdered.

To the Editor of The Australian. Sir — I believe it usual when an individual is found dead that an inquest is generally held to ascertain the cause. Such enquiry not having been made on the body of a man residing in this town, I beg to forward you the following particulars, for the truth of which I can vouch.

The public house in Campbell Town, known by the name of the "Three Brothers,'' was kept by a man of the name of Boon. A few days since he left with his horse and cart to go to Sydney, and on his return he stopped at the Half-way House, on the Liverpool road, and having a great quantity of money with him, sat down and was gambling for some time.

After leaving that house he was seen at Egleton's public house, (about five miles from Campbell Town), after which he was not seen alive by any person who knew him. Nothing, however, was known of his death until his horse and cart stopped at his door, when his lifeless body was discovered in it.

Immediately upon this circumstance coming to the knowledge of Captain Allman, J.P., he proceeded to view the body, and discovered marks of violence about the throat, indicative of strangulation. There was not a single farthing discovered about him. Here, I am sorry to say, the enquiry ceased, and the body of the unfortunate man was buried.

There cannot be a second opinion that the man came to his death by foul means, and I think that justice to his widow and large family demanded a little more exertion than was made to discover his murderers. There are many observations that might be made in this case, but as I trust that these observations will be the means of causing a fresh enquiry, I will, for the present, abstain, from making them.

I remain, Sir, your's, &c., A SUBSCRIBER. Campbell Town, March 6, 1839.

The Australian (Sydney, NSW : 1824 - 1848) Saturday 9 March 1839 p 4 Article

A second article stated he died from the effects of intoxication:

POLICE.—CAMPBELL TOWN. SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 23rd.

Thomas Campbell, appeared on summons for allowing cards to be played on Monday the 11th instant, in a public house, near Irish Town, licensed in his name. But it appeared that Thomas Humphries and wife reside in the house, and Campbell lives at the Cowpastures.

Humphries had been refused a license by the Liverpool Bench. Camphell residing at the Cowpastures, in the district of Campbell Town, a distance of about twenty miles from Irish Town, the chief constable withdrew the information, and said he would send the case to the chief constable of Liverpool, in whose district the license was granted.

The reason of laying the information against Campbell arose out of an enquiry, touching the death of Nathaniel Boon, of Campbell Town, whose dead body was brought to his residence on the night of Tuesday the 12th instant. It was stated in evidence, that Boon had been in the house of Humphries on the Monday night previous to his death, and was playing cards with Charles Morris, the coach proprietor.

Boon should have had about £35 in cash, which he had received from Mr. Norton for hay sold, but no money was found on his person when he arrived in the cart dead at his own door. It appeared that he had died from the quantity of spirits he had drunk on his way from Sydney. He has left a wife and large family.

The Sydney Monitor and Commercial Advertiser (NSW : 1838 - 1841) Monday 4 March 1839 p 4 Article

Death February 12, 1839 (aged 47 years)
Burial February 15, 1839 (3 days after death)
Family with Sarah Wade
himself
Nathaniel Boon Death 1839.
17921839
Birth: about 1792London, England
Death: February 12, 1839Campbelltown, New South Wales, Australia
wife
Sarah Wade and Nathaniel Boon Marriage entry
17931887
Birth: September 22, 1793 22 17Mount Pitt, Norfolk Island
Death: July 5, 1887Argyle Street, Picton, New South Wales, Australia
Marriage
Marriage: July 20, 1831St Johns Church of England, Parramatta, New South Wales, Australia
-7 years
son
18241911
Birth: September 14, 1824 32 30Campbelltown, New South Wales, Australia
Death: February 11, 1911South Gundagai, New South Wales, Australia
2 years
daughter
18261904
Birth: September 17, 1826 34 32Campbelltown, New South Wales, Australia
Death: July 9, 1904Adelong, New South Wales, Australia
23 months
son
1828
Birth: August 12, 1828 36 34Airds, New South Wales, Australia
Death:
2 years
son
0 months
son
18301901
Birth: November 20, 1830 38 37Campbelltown, New South Wales, Australia
Death: May 15, 1901Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia
0 months
son
18301899
Birth: November 20, 1830 38 37Campbelltown, New South Wales, Australia
Death: November 18, 1899Bowral, New South Wales, Australia
19 months
daughter
18321834
Birth: June 2, 1832 40 38Campbelltown, New South Wales, Australia
Death: October 12, 1834Campbelltown, New South Wales, Australia
6 years
son
18371876
Birth: November 25, 1837 45 44Campbelltown, New South Wales, Australia
Death: July 19, 1876Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia
William Ray + Sarah Wade
partner’s partner
17761835
Birth: about 1776London, England
Death: October 14, 1835Airds, New South Wales, Australia
wife
Sarah Wade and Nathaniel Boon Marriage entry
17931887
Birth: September 22, 1793 22 17Mount Pitt, Norfolk Island
Death: July 5, 1887Argyle Street, Picton, New South Wales, Australia
Marriage
Marriage: April 4, 1808St Johns Church of England, Parramatta, New South Wales, Australia
10 years
step-son
18171859
Birth: October 12, 1817 41 24Campbelltown, New South Wales, Australia
Death: September 10, 1859Picton, New South Wales, Australia
5 years
step-daughter
18221924
Birth: May 18, 1822 46 28Bonnington near Campbelltown, New South Wales, Australia
Death: April 22, 1924Blairgowrie, Epping, New South Wales, Australia
-13 years
step-daughter
18091837
Birth: September 16, 1809 33 15Windsor, New South Wales, Australia
Death: 1837Campbelltown, New South Wales, Australia
3 years
step-daughter
18121887
Birth: May 28, 1812 36 18Windsor, New South Wales, Australia
Death: June 5, 1887Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
3 years
step-son
18141885
Birth: December 7, 1814 38 21Airds, New South Wales, Australia
Death: May 30, 1885Illawarra Road, Marrickville, New South Wales, Australia
Arrived in Australia

Source: New South Wales, Australia, Settler and Convict Lists, 1787-1834 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2007.

Occupation

Nathaniel was one of 14 honorary constables at Airds.

Source: New South Wales, Australia, Colonial Secretary's Papers, 1788-1856 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc, 2010. Series: NRS 897; Reel or Fiche Numbers: Reels 6041-6064, 6071-6072

Census

Nathaniel was listed as living with his children Nathaniel, Margaret, and Thomas.

Source: New South Wales Government. 1828 Census: Householders’ returns [Population and Statistics, Musters and Census Records, Census, Colonial Secretary] . Series 1273, Reels 2551-2552, 2506-2507. State Records Authority of New South Wales. Kingswood, New South Wales, Australia.

Marriage

At the time of their marriage, both were living at Field of Mars. Their friends provided consent to the marriage and they were married by Samuel Marsden. Witnesses- William Parks and Susanna Sullivan, both of Parramatta, NSW

Occupation

Was granted a license to retail 'wines and malt and spiritous liquors' and was found to be a 'fit' person to operate a public house.

Butts of publicans’ licences, 1830-1849. NRS 14401, reels 5049-5062, 1236. State Records Authority of New South Wales, Kingswood, New South Wales, Australia.

Event

According to one person, Nathaniel may have been murdered.

To the Editor of The Australian. Sir — I believe it usual when an individual is found dead that an inquest is generally held to ascertain the cause. Such enquiry not having been made on the body of a man residing in this town, I beg to forward you the following particulars, for the truth of which I can vouch.

The public house in Campbell Town, known by the name of the "Three Brothers,'' was kept by a man of the name of Boon. A few days since he left with his horse and cart to go to Sydney, and on his return he stopped at the Half-way House, on the Liverpool road, and having a great quantity of money with him, sat down and was gambling for some time.

After leaving that house he was seen at Egleton's public house, (about five miles from Campbell Town), after which he was not seen alive by any person who knew him. Nothing, however, was known of his death until his horse and cart stopped at his door, when his lifeless body was discovered in it.

Immediately upon this circumstance coming to the knowledge of Captain Allman, J.P., he proceeded to view the body, and discovered marks of violence about the throat, indicative of strangulation. There was not a single farthing discovered about him. Here, I am sorry to say, the enquiry ceased, and the body of the unfortunate man was buried.

There cannot be a second opinion that the man came to his death by foul means, and I think that justice to his widow and large family demanded a little more exertion than was made to discover his murderers. There are many observations that might be made in this case, but as I trust that these observations will be the means of causing a fresh enquiry, I will, for the present, abstain, from making them.

I remain, Sir, your's, &c., A SUBSCRIBER. Campbell Town, March 6, 1839.

The Australian (Sydney, NSW : 1824 - 1848) Saturday 9 March 1839 p 4 Article

A second article stated he died from the effects of intoxication:

POLICE.—CAMPBELL TOWN. SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 23rd.

Thomas Campbell, appeared on summons for allowing cards to be played on Monday the 11th instant, in a public house, near Irish Town, licensed in his name. But it appeared that Thomas Humphries and wife reside in the house, and Campbell lives at the Cowpastures.

Humphries had been refused a license by the Liverpool Bench. Camphell residing at the Cowpastures, in the district of Campbell Town, a distance of about twenty miles from Irish Town, the chief constable withdrew the information, and said he would send the case to the chief constable of Liverpool, in whose district the license was granted.

The reason of laying the information against Campbell arose out of an enquiry, touching the death of Nathaniel Boon, of Campbell Town, whose dead body was brought to his residence on the night of Tuesday the 12th instant. It was stated in evidence, that Boon had been in the house of Humphries on the Monday night previous to his death, and was playing cards with Charles Morris, the coach proprietor.

Boon should have had about £35 in cash, which he had received from Mr. Norton for hay sold, but no money was found on his person when he arrived in the cart dead at his own door. It appeared that he had died from the quantity of spirits he had drunk on his way from Sydney. He has left a wife and large family.

The Sydney Monitor and Commercial Advertiser (NSW : 1838 - 1841) Monday 4 March 1839 p 4 Article