c1754 - 1836
June 1836, aged 82.
Marine Private enlisted in the 20th Portsmouth Company, travelled on the
Transport Ship Alexander. Following his arrival to Port Jackson,
he was assigned to Captain James Campbell's Company. Isaac was among a
group of Marines who signed a protest letter on 7 April 1787,
complaining of the cut to the liquor allowance.
end of his term of service at Port Jackson, Archer established a farm of
80 acres at Field of Mars on 3 February 1792. In June 1794 he married
Sarah Burdo, also known as Bordeaux, in Sydney.
early 1800s, Archer had purchased additional land and had 15 acres sown
in wheat and ten ready for planting maize. Owning two horses, 50 goats,
38 cattle and 29 hogs, he and his wife were self-supporting with no
children. Two years later he was recorded as holding 240 acres of which
60 were cleared, 20 sown in wheat and 14 ready for maize. The household,
at this time comprising Archer, his wife, one child, one convict and
three free men, was self-supporting.
In 1828 Archer listed as a householder in Clarence
Street, Sydney. He died on 4 June 1836, aged 82, two years after his
Archer signed his last will and testament on 22 August
1834, leaving his Clarence Street premises and £100 to Edward Aiken,
a sawyer in Sydney. He also left £300 to Aikenís three children and
£100 to the Asylum for the poor. His personal estate (excluding realty)
was valued at under £1,500. Edward Aikenís relationship to Archer and
his wife is unclear, but in 1839 Edward was buried in their grave at the
old Sydney Burial Ground, age given as 45.
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