Stephen Coxen arrived on the Lucy
Ann with his wife Sarah and family in 1827. The Lucy Ann under Captain
Dacre, had departed London 19th January and Cork 1st February. She touched
at St. Jago on the passage out. They landed in Hobart in May and continued
the voyage to Port Jackson in June.
620 acres was promised by Sir Ralph
Darling on 17 August 1827 and converted to a primary grant on 18 October
1831. Another 640 acres was granted on 23 February 1838 and 2560 acres which
was a grant to Andrew Scales in 1830 was acquired by Stephen Coxen in 1838.
This 2560 acres adjoined John Bell's farm.
Another 1280 acres high
er up Dartbrook
was acquired from James Keirnan in 1838. James Keirnan was brother and
Henry Keirnan who was granted the land by Governor Darling in 1828.Stephen Coxen's brother
arrived in Australia on the Eleanor in 1834 and his
sister Elizabeth who was married to
John Gould came to
Australia in 1838 on the Parsee.
died at Dartbrook in January 1835 and after
great financial difficulties, Stephen Coxen committed suicide in
to find some of the convicts assigned to Stephen Coxen at Dartbrook