|8 November 1803 at Ledgereth, Cornwall, England.|
|15 July 1890 in Auckland, NZ.|
|John Glasson (1771-1856)|
|Mary Glasson (1783-1855)|
|Anne Evans (1810-1861) in December 1834 at Presbyterian church, Bathurst, NSW.|
|John Glasson (1837-1889)|
|Robert Glasson (1841-1917)|
|Mary Anne Glasson (1842-1931)|
|Educated Truro Grammar School. Read good literature and wrote his letters in good English. Worked on a farm called |
Pellorand in a shipping office in London. John Glasson knew that marriage in Cornwall lead to misery and poverty unless the wife was wealthy, so he took the chance and, in 1829, he became the first of the Glassons to emigrate. He sailed on the Australia from Gravesend on 23-4 Nov 1829, and arrived in Sydney on 21 April 1830. He carried letter of introduction to George Allen solicitor in Sydney. (GA was the first solicitor admitted by NSW Supreme Court, and was a fellow Methodist.) JG married George Allen’s family governess.
JG is said to have found copper on his NSW property.
On 10 November 1829 he wrote
Before I left Falmouth I wrote Uncle Robert taking farewell of him, and warning him against drinking, and when I got there I received an answer expressed in affectionate terms. He says he is like poor uncle Henry, sees the good and approves it, condemns the bad, but often pursues it. Uncle Robert, however, tells me that he shall often read my letter, and that he is determined to be on guard in future.[It is said that Robert was an alcoholic.]
The Glasson Saga1980.]
John Glasson … was strongly built and five feet eleven inches tall. He was a strict Methodist, supporting Parson Tom in the belief that only Wesleyans would get to Heaven. Glasson’s calm manner and sincerity quickly gained the respect of all that met him. He was also a calculating, but honest, businessman who seldom made a decision without first referring to a Higher Authority.