George Thomas Fenwick (1809-1878)

George Thomas Fenwick

George Thomas Fenwick

George Thomas Fenwick was born on the 7th of October 1809, in Helsingborg, Sweden, the son of Charles Fenwick (1775-1832), the British Consul, and Susanne Johanne von Berner (1788-1871). 

He married Melior Brown (~1815-1846) on the 27th February 1825 in Helsingor Denmark. They travelled to Australia and purchased a farm they called Brinkburne near Paterson, NSW. George was also a J.P.

Melior died on the 26th August 1846 and is buried at the cemetery at St. Mary's on Allyn Anglican Church, Allynbrook, NSW.

Melior Fenwick St Mary's on Allyn - painting

George returned to Denmark and remarried on the 15th December 1849 to Mathilde Renée Arlaud (1821-1906). She was the daughter of Francois Arlaud, the Sardinian Consul in Copenhagen, and Jacqueline Pine. The Arlaud family were Swiss-French, and the Pine family French.


Mathilde Renée Arlaud

The newly married couple then emigrated again, this time to New Zealand where they settled in the South Island near Oamaru.
He and his brothers were involved in interlocking partnerships in North Otago runs, including Run 17 ‘Ben Lomond’.

There are several records referring to George's position as a J.P.

He died on the 16th March 1878.
here is the Death Notice

Death Notice - George Thomas Fenwick