Dumaresq, Henry (1792-1838)

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Public Servant; Landowner; Grazier; Artist; Draughtsman; Pastoralist; Military Officer
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Henry Dumaresq (1792-1838), and William John Dumaresq (1793-1868), were sons of Colonel John Dumaresq of Bushel Hall, Shropshire, England, and his wife Anne, née Jones. Both went to the Royal Military...

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Early nineteenth-century military officer and talented amateur artist, brother-in-law of Governor Darling.

sketcher, military officer and pastoralist, was born in England, son of Colonel John Dumaresq and Anne, nee Jones. Trained at the Royal Military College, Great Marlow, where he probably also learned to draw, he served in the Peninsular War and in Canada. Eliza Darling , Henry’s sister, had married Ralph Darling, and when Darling was appointed governor of New South Wales in 1825, Henry accompanied them as his brother-in-law’s private secretary. Darling later appointed him clerk to the Executive Council but, owing to charges of nepotism from some sections of the local press, neither position was ever officially confirmed. Henry was back in London in 1827/1829, where he assisted the celebrated entrepreneur Robert Burford to produce a panorama of Sydney (from eight watercolours painted by Augustus Earle ), shown at Burford’s in 1829. Henry and Elizabeth Sophia Butler-Danvers married in 1828, then sailed for New South Wales to settle on Henry’s land grant in the Hunter River district, near Muswellbrook, called St Helier’s. Dumaresq was a talented amateur artist. The Sydney Gazette of 30 July 1829 reported that he sketched 'with great beauty in black lead and Indian ink’, while the diarist G.T.W.B. Boyes wrote in 1825: 'He is a first rate Artist and paints from nature in a style that I have never seen equalled. Positively he is far superior to John Varley the London artist and draws figures with as much facility and truth as any Dutchman of old. If I stay here [in Sydney] we are to ...

Flourished

  • fl. 1829 - 1838

Flourished

  • fl. 1827 - 1829

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On the morning of Monday, the 5th instant, at Port Stephens, in about the 46th year of his age, Lieutenant-Colonel Henry Dumaresq, Commissioner of the Agricultural Company. His death was awfully sudden,...

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  1. The Dumaresq Letters : the letters of Colonel Henry Dumaresq, 1815-1835 / with introductory notes by Duncan Waterson and illustrated by Roderick Shaw
    Dumaresq, Henry, 1792-1838
    [ Book : 1990 ]
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    The Dumaresq Letters : the letters of Colonel Henry Dumaresq, 1815-1835 / with introductory notes by Duncan Waterson and illustrated by Roderick Shaw
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  2. Henry Dumaresq letters, 1825-1838
    Dumaresq, Henry, 1792-1838
    [ Unpublished : 1825-1838 ]
    At State Library of NSW
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  3. Petition from John Connell to Captain Dumaresq recommending Aborigines of Botany Bay to receive General Darling's donation of blankets, 1825-1831
    Dumaresq, Henry, 1792-1838
    [ Unpublished : 1825-1831 ]
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    Petition from John Connell to Captain Dumaresq recommending Aborigines of Botany Bay to receive General Darling's donation of blankets, 1825-1831
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  1. The Dumaresq Letters : the letters of Colonel Henry Dumaresq, 1815-1835 / with introductory notes by Duncan Waterson and illustrated by Roderick Shaw
    Dumaresq, Henry, 1792-1838
    [ Book : 1990 ]
    At 17 libraries
    The Dumaresq Letters : the letters of Colonel Henry Dumaresq, 1815-1835 / with introductory notes by Duncan Waterson and illustrated by Roderick Shaw
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  2. [Letter] 21st December, 1829 [to] Captain Bingle [from] H. Dumaresq
    [ Unpublished : 1883 ]
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  3. Volume 78: Dr James Bowman miscellaneous papers, chiefly relating to proceedings of a dispute with Henry Dumaresq over boundaries of Ravensworth Estate, 1829-1855
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    Volume 78: Dr James Bowman miscellaneous papers, chiefly relating to proceedings of a dispute with Henry Dumaresq over boundaries of Ravensworth Estate, 1829-1855
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  4. Francis Forbes - Correspondence mainly relating to liberty of the press, 1825-1828
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  5. Edmond de Boissieu manuscript written on board La Favorite on the Laplace voyage, detailing Sydney society, ca. 1831
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    [ Unpublished : 1831 ]
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  1. Darling, Elizabeth (1798-1868)
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    ... Dumaresq, Henry ... Dumaresq, Annn ... children of Ann, nee Jones, and Lieutenant-Colonel John Dumaresq. She was descended from a distinguished ...
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  1. DUMARESQ SHIRE.
    Government Gazette of the State of New South Wales (Sydney, NSW : 1901 - 2001) Friday 9 March 1917 [Issue No.37] p 1538

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    ... DUMARESQ SHIRE. NOTICE is hereby given that 1st Class Sergeant Lewis Henry James Colyer and ... 71 words
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  2. SHIRE OF DUMARESQ.
    Government Gazette of the State of New South Wales (Sydney, NSW : 1901 - 2001) Friday 15 August 1919 [Issue No.203] p 4591

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    ... Meat Act, 1902," for that part of the Armidale Police District aituited within the Dumaresq Shire ... . HENRY LONSDALE, Sliiro Clerk. Armidale, 9th August, 1919. 542 i*. ... 57 words
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    Government Gazette of the State of New South Wales (Sydney, NSW : 1901 - 2001) Friday 17 March 1916 [Issue No.49] p 1712

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    ... SHIRE OF DUMARESQ. NOTICE is hereby given that Sergeant Henry Ma the w Flick has been appointed ... Hillgrove Police Patrol District situate within the Dumaresq Shire. HY. LONSDALE, Armidale, 13th March, 1916 ... 53 words
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    ... his successful . management ? of'~the affairs of . the Company. He died suddenly, . on . March 5; 1838 ... , editorial statements; are made: 'Col-onel Henry Dumaresq is'^. arrived. -This- gentleman; 'we. understand ... 515 words
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    ... Dumareso[. [From: ode Correspondent.] Dumaresq, Wednesday. It is to be regretted that the meeting ... fishing excursion on Sunday j and have not since been beard of. Sir Henry Parkes addressed a large meeting ... 1629 words
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    ... plains, was named by Cunningham in honour of Henry Dumaresq, brother-in-law of Governor Darling, to whom ... Mount Dumaresq A MOVEMENT is afoot to have Mount Dumaresq, 12 miles from Warwick, proclaimed a ... 178 words
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  1. Henry Dumaresq on the Sydney press in 1827
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  2. Dumaresq Family NG953 [Records]
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