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Town Lot 57

Henry Street, between High and Phillimore Streets.

The first owner of Lot 57 (as recorded by Hitchcock, 1929) was John Gresswell.

Lot 57 and 58, 3-5 Henry St, collectively known as the Quartermaine Building, 1903, are used as Power Labs office, and dwellings.

GRESSWELL, John, b. 1798, d. 27.7.1882 (Perth), arr. 18.11.1831 per Jolly Rambler with family, m. (UK) Henrietta b. 1800 d. 29.9.1888. Chd. Henrietta Maria b. 1824 d. 1920, Caroline Louisa b. 1826/8 d. 1871. Alfred William b. 1836 d. 1862 (N.Z.). Charterer or owner of the Jolly Rambler. Formerly a master manufacturing goldsmith in London. Offered his services as Govt. Assayer, but in 1832 would have been content with a job as a Govt. messenger. Selected 920 acres Sussex District 1832. Opened Vauxhall Tavern Frem.* 1840 & owned two lots, also in Perth in 1859 & 1860. Employed a T/L jeweller 1868 in his Perth business. Stalwarts of RC church but supported petitions for Protestant clergy.

*The Vauxhall Tavern was not in Fremantle but near the channel dug through the Point Walter spit.

References and Links

Fremantle History Centre. Look for the PDFs called:
Purchasers of Fremantle Town Lots 1829-1837
Purchasers of Fremantle Town Lots 1855-1879

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