William Weire

William Weire was convicted of theft in London and transported to Tasmania.

After he had served his time, in 1850, he moved to Geelong and was appointed the first Town Clerk, a position he held for the next 34 years. William was apparently married when in London, but that didn’t stop him marrying for a second time in Tasmania to Marianne (she died in 1848 and is also buried in this grave), and again here in Geelong to Elizabeth Batman, daughter of John Batman. She is also buried in this cemetery with several of their children. He then married a fourth time to Mary Ann Prowse, the widow of a Geelong architect. She isn’t buried with him as she moved to Sydney after his death.

But in this grave were one of John Batman’s daughters and several of his grandchildren. 

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