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Armstrong Family

Adam Pearson Armstrong

Adam Pearson Armstrong was born 23 February 1788 in Smeaton House near Dalkeith, Midlothian, Scotland, and died 28 September 1853 in Ravenswood, WA. He married Margaret Gow (daughter of Nathaniel Gow and Janet Fraser) 16 October 1810 in Newington Cottage, Drum Coalery, Liberton Parish, Midlothian, Scotland. She was born 15 May 1785 in Dalkeith, Midlothian, and died 28 December 1824 in Drummond Street, Camden, London. (Ward)

Francis Fraser Armstrong

Francis Fraser Armstrong(son of Adam Pearson Armstrong and Margaret Gow) was born 22 February 1813 in St Cuthberts, Dalkeith, Midlothian, Scotland, and died 22 May 1897 in Perth. He married Mary Ann Mews (daughter of Thomas William Warren Mews and Mary Elizabeth Bogg). She was born on 19 February 1819 in Bermondsey, Surrey, and died 26 April 1886 in Perth. (Ward)

References, Links, Acknowledgements

Many thanks to Rob Ward for an invaluable and comprehensive genealogy of the Armstrong family.

Many thanks to Alan Thompson for information about the Armstrongs, and for the photo of FF. Alan informs me that Hitchcock is wrong to give Adam Armstrong the rank of 'Captain'. And also that the photo of 'Adam Armstrong 1930' in his History is in fact a photo of a son of the same name. (personal communication)

Erickson, Rica 1987, Bicentennial Dictionary of Western Australians, UWAP.

Hitchcock, JK 1929, The History of Fremantle, The Front Gate of Australia 1829-1929, Fremantle City Council.

Thompson, Alan 2015, The Interpreter: The Legacy of Francis Fraser Armstrong, Hons dissertation, Murdoch University.

Wikipedia entry for Francis Armstrong.

'Death of Mr FF Armstrong', West Australian, 24 May 1897, p. 2.


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