Free Settler or Felon
Convict and Colonial History

Rev. Richard Hill

Mibrodale - Map 5

Rev. Richard Hill
Rev. Richard Hill was born in London in 1782. He married Phoebe Saphira Kerrison at Westminster in 1808

Arrival in the Colony

They arrived on the Hibernia in 1819.


In New South Wales he worked as assistant to the minister to Rev. Cowper at St. Phillip's church. Later he became minister at St. James's Church in Sydney.

He was Secretary of the Benevolent Society, Director of the Natives Institution and a trustee for various corporations.
James Bowman John Gaggin George Bowman James Glennie David Brown alt=James Mein Dight Family Robert Hoddle George Galway Mills Thomas Parmeter James Hale Richard Hill George Bowman William Sims Bell Robert Adamson Rodd John Howe John Martin Davis Richard Hobden Robert Pringle Sampson Marshall Robert Dawson Archibald Mosman
Early Settler Map 5

Land Grant

He was granted 1200 acres by Governor Macquarie and selected land at Wollombi. Here he built a stone house at the junction of Wollombi Brook and Parsons Creek.

Convict workers at Mibrodale :

Dallenger, John
Convict Ship - Lord Melville 1829

Eather, Samuel
Convict Ship - Morley 1818

Hamlet, William
Convict Ship - Waterloo 1831

Harris, Joseph
Convict Ship - Mermaid 1830

Hickey, John
Convict Ship - Mangles 1822

Howard, John
Convict Ship - General Hewitt 1814

Kinley, David
Convict Ship - Royal Charlotte 1825

McCabe, Parick
Convict Ship - Morley 1828

Pearse, John
Convict Ship - Countess of Harcourt 1824

Whitford, James
Convict Ship - Morley 1828

Mibrodale For Sale

In 1834 Milbrodale was advertised to be let or sold. The estate included 600 sheep, 17 working bullocks, 250 head of cattle and 15 horses. There was a slab cottage, a stone barn, sheep pens, tobacco sheds, carpenter's shops, blacksmith's forge and vineyards.


Rev. Richard Hill died at St. James Church, Sydney in May 1836. He was buried in the old Devonshire cemetery in Sydney - his gravestone recorded the following:

'In memory of the Rev. Richard Hill, first pastor of St. James's Church Sydney, who departed this life on 30th May, 1836 aged 54 years. 'be thou faithful unto death and thou shalt receive the crown of life'. Phoebe Sapphira, wife of the above, born February 29 1780, and died 7 November 1863 is also buried there. The Devonshire St. Cemetery, Sydney Morning Herald 7 May 1901.

Notes and Links

1). Death of the Rev. Richard Hill - Missionary Register