John Harwood

Ancestor’s last name

Harwood

Given Name:

John

Arrival in Qeensland

6 December 1848

Date of Birth

3 May 1817

Place of Birth

Bradford, Yorkshire England

Date of Death

12 January 1902

Burial

Maryborough Qld Portion C, Grave 233

Place of residence in Queensland

Maryborough

Spouse

Alice Marsden

Place Married

Blackburn, Lancashire England

Children

William, William, Jonathan, James, Margaret, Mary Sibella, Christiana Alice Marsden, John William Marsden, Robert Marsden

Spouse

Jane Sowerby

Date of Marriage

16 June

Place Married

Howard Qld

Occupation
Policeman
Mail Carrier
Mayor of Maryborough
Magistrate
Wheelwright

John Harwood was the first police constable appointed in the old Maryborough township in 1850. He left the force to become a mail carrier in 1852. He re-joined the police force and served in the mounted police for 12 years. John was the Mayor of Maryborough in 1868 and Magistrate in 1884.

If you can provide further information on the life of this person please contact the Harry Gentle Resource Centre (harrygentle@griffith.edu.au)

Prepared by: Kay O'Brien and Dr Lee Butterworth

Newspapers

General News

Maryborough Chronicle
8 May 1897, p. 2

General News

Maryborough Chronicle
14 January 1902, p. 2

Advertising

Maryborough Chronicle
25 January 1902, p. 3

Maryborough Chronicle
11 March 1961

Maryborough, Wide Bay

North Australian, Ipswich and General Advertiser
14 April 1857, p. 3

Maryborough

North Australian, Ipswich and General Advertiser
10 August 1858, p.

Rescuing a Prisoner and Assault

Moreton Bay Courier
10 October 1957, p. 2

Maryborough

Courier
3 February 1862, p. 3