George Meredith

Deceased Person

1777 – 1856

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Who was George Meredith?

George Meredith was the head of the Meredith family who, with the Amos family, were the first settlers on the east coast of Tasmania. Meredith arrived in Hobart in 1821 and farmed near Swansea. Meredith's daughter Clara married Richard Dry, Tasmanian Premier and the first Australian to receive a knighthood. Meredith's son was the politician, Charles Meredith and Charles' wife was the artist and author, Louisa Anne Meredith. Meredith's grandson, Duncan Boyes won the Victoria Cross at Shimonoseki, Japan in 1865. A memorial to George Meredith can be found in All Saints churchyard, Swansea.

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Born
Feb 13, 1777
Died
1856

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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