RODD, BRENT CLEMENTS (1809-1898), solicitor, was born on 10 December 1809 at
Barnstaple, Devonshire, England, son of John Tremayne Rodd, hydraulic engineer,
and his wife Bridget (Lucy), née Burnell. After the death of his wife, John with
his three young sons reached Hobart Town in January 1822 in the Tiger and arrived
in Sydney in April in the Castle Forbes. He was superintendent of convicts at
Newcastle and became a successful pastoralist on the Hunter.
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