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
TO STAND THIS SEASON
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.
1350 Government House Stables, Parramatta.