|Brief history of George
George Panton was born in 1785 in North Leith, Scotland.
He and his wife, Maria Ker, and family arrived at Port Jackson in New
South Wales on board the "General Stuart" in December 1818. The
ship carried emigrants, cargo and 250 convicts.
Four Panton children boarded the ship - Mary, Margaret, John
and George- but George died at sea. Six more children were born in NSW -
Louisa, Malcolm, James, Alexander, Frederick and William.
George Panton lived in NSW for a time:-
by George Panton:-
of NSW from 1819
Postmaster in 1824
General of NSW in 1825 or 1828
Postmaster of Brisbane in 1824
was given several large grants of land one of which was called
"Clermont" in Governor Macquarie's time. By 1832, he owned
property at Picton, NSW, and at Bombala on the South Coast of
Sydney. He died in 1829 at Bunkers Hill, Sydney, NSW.
of John Panton
John Panton was born in 1815 in North Leith, Scotland,
the son of George and Maria Panton, and
arrived in Australia at the age of three years.
He married Isabella North in 1842 at Windsor, NSW, and
had twelve children - Maria,
Isabel, John and
William (born in NSW) and Emily,
Edwin, Herbert, Charles, Alfred,
Herbert, Amy and Clara
(born in Ipswich, Queensland).
He entered partnership with a mercantile firm, Betts and
Panton of Sydney and Windsor. In the first election of the colony of NSW,
he was elected as representative for Cook and Westmoreland. He moved to
Brisbane and established the business Panton and Co. in Brisbane Street.
He was interested in agricultural resources, and developed the cotton
industry in Queensland. He was a co-founder of the Jockey Club. He acted
for many years as a magistrate. He died in 1866 at "Clermont",