John Single was born 7 December 1791 in England, United Kingdom and died 28 January 1858 in 'Nepean House', Castlereagh, New South Wales, Australia of unspecified causes. He married Sarah Baker (1801-1868) 1 June 1818 in St Matthews, Windsor, New South Wales, Australia.

The 1822 Muster records John Single as having arrived free in the Colony of New South Wales aboard the "Harriett". The "Harriet" arrived in 1817. Also recorded in the 1822 muster was John's wife Sarah, born in the colony, and their 2 children Sarah and John.

According to the Penrith City Council:

John Single acquired Nepean Park in 1819 and the house (Nepean House) was built 1822. John Single was one of the most sucessful pioneers in the Nepean district. He made full use of new scientific methods in agriculture and grazing. He built a school on his property and supported the building of the Castlereagh Anglican Church.


Offspring of John Single and Sarah Baker (1801-1868)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Sarah Single (1819-1871)
John Single (1820-1880)
Francis William Single (1822-1895)
Ann Single (1824-1915)
Joseph Daniel Single (1826-1900) 22 January 1826 "Nepean House", Castlereagh, New South Wales, Australia 29 December 1900 "Cassola", Lambridge, New South Wales, Australia Ann Lydia Fraser (1830-1899)

George Alexander Single (1828-1883) 10 January 1828 'Nepean House', Castlereagh, New South Wales, Australia 17 October 1883 Tamworth, New South Wales, Australia Eleanor Rose (1827-1888)

Henry Single (1830-1896)
Mary Single (1832-1909) 15 May 1832 Castlereagh, New South Wales, Australia 31 December 1909 Mudgee, New South Wales, Australia William Richard Blackman (1825-1898)

Arthur James Creswell Single (1836-1903)
Alfred Grey Single (1838-1899)
Charles Walker Single (1841-?)

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