James Troughton (5GF) was selling a horse

James Troughton (5GF) selling a horse for the Government House Stables in Parramatta. From his death notices it seems he was the groom to the  tenth Governor General of NSW – Sir Charles Augustus FitzRoy.

Advertising (1853, October 22). Bell’s Life in Sydney and Sporting Reviewer (NSW : 1845 – 1860), p. 3. Retrieved April 26, 2017, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article59757832


At PARRAMATTA, the thorough bred horse “Villiers”

” Villiers ” is a bright bay, black points, 5 years old, 15½ hands in height, and was imported from Van Diemen’s Land by Major Wentworth, in 1850 ; he is by ” Jersey,” out of ” Duchess,” &c. ” Jersey ” (bred by Lord Jersey) by ” Buyyard.” out of ” Cobweb.” &c.

Good paddocks provided, but no risk incurred.

Terms £3 10s, groom’s fee included.

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1350 Government House Stables, Parramatta.

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