James Weavers, 17521805 (aged 53 years)

Name
James /Weavers/
Given names
James
Surname
Weavers
Birth about 1752

Immigration June 26, 1790 (aged 38 years)
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James was sentenced to death at the 28 Mar 1787 Bury St Edmunds (Suffolk) Assizes. His sentence was reduced to transportation for life. He arrived in the colony aboard the ship 'Surprize'

MarriageMary HutchinsonView this family
1792 (aged 40 years)
Property 1792 (aged 40 years)
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On 3 Jan 1792 Isaac Archer and John Colethread received grants of 80 acres (32 hectares) of land as far east of Parramatta as the present Ermington area. Also in January, James Weavers and William Careless and later John Morris and Richard Cheers, all convicts, each received grants of 30 acres (12 hectares) of land. These were the first grants in the Ryde area, which was described officially at that time as being "at the Field of Mrs on the North Shore near the Entrance of the Creek leading to Parramatta". These grants were given in recognition of their bravery when the HMS Guardian, the spearhead of the Second Fleet, which had left England in September 1789, struck an iceberg near the Cape of Good Hope. They finally reached Sydney in the Suprize on 26 June 1790, and, after representation to the British government, were emancipated on condition that they did not return to England "within the period of their respective sentences". Of these four settlers, Carless left the colony after his period of grace had expired. Morris failed to cultivate his grant and forfeited it. Cheers prospered and had a butcher's shop at the corner of George and Hunter streets in Sydney and Weavers alone remained in the area on his farm at Kissing Point. Some of his descendants are parishioners at St Anne's to this day. Others to receive grants in 1792 weres John Bazely, John Callaghan, Thomas Chadwick, John Jones, William Jones, John Laurel and William Tyrrell.

Property 1804 (aged 52 years)
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James Weavers cultivated a valuable farm at Kissing Point, where he planted wheat and maize and raised a few sheep and pigs. They acquired 100 acres (40 ha) at North Ryde in 1804, in addition to the 30 acres (12 ha) grant of 1792 near the Parramatta River.

Death April 3, 1805 (aged 53 years)
Associate: Ann mother-in-law
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James is thought to have been killed by aborigines.

Burial April 4, 1805 (1 day after death)
Cemetery: St Philips Church
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Although his burial was registered at St Philips, descendants believe that he was buried on his own land.

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James Weavers died in Apr 1805 and was buried on his property near the corner of the present Small and Regent Streets.

Family with Mary Hutchinson
himself
17521805
Birth: about 1752
Death: April 3, 1805Kissing Point, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
wife
17651850
Birth: May 23, 1765 28Holborn, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom
Death: January 20, 1850Kissing Point, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Marriage
Marriage: 1792Sydney City, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
14 months
son
17931793
Birth: March 10, 1793 41 27Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: 1793Parramatta, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
15 months
son
17941816
Birth: June 1, 1794 42 29Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: August 13, 1816Kissing Point, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
2 years
son
17961828
Birth: July 30, 1796 44 31Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: December 16, 1828New South Wales, Australia
5 years
daughter
18001872
Birth: 1800 48 34Kissing Point, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: 1872Ryde, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Richard Porter + Mary Hutchinson
partner’s partner
17651849
Birth: about 1765Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England, United Kingdom
Death: September 20, 1849Pennant Hills, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
wife
17651850
Birth: May 23, 1765 28Holborn, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom
Death: January 20, 1850Kissing Point, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Marriage
Marriage: June 8, 1811Sydney City, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
-5 years
step-son
18061889
Birth: June 22, 1806 41 41Ryde, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: July 15, 1889Gordon, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
0 months
step-son
1806
Birth: June 22, 1806 41 41Kissing Point, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death:
20 months
step-son
1808
Birth: February 9, 1808 43 42Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death:
21 months
step-daughter
18091839
Birth: November 3, 1809 44 44Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: October 25, 1839Brickfield Hill, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
3 years
step-daughter
18121891
Birth: May 16, 1812 47 46Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: 1891Sydney City, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
13 months
step-son
1813
Birth: May 26, 1813 48 48Kissing Point, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death:
ImmigrationFlynn, Michael. The Second Fleet: Britain's grim convict armada of 1790. Sydney : Library of Australian History, 1993
Text:

James was sentenced to death at the 28 Mar 1787 Bury St Edmunds (Suffolk) Assizes. His sentence was reduced to transportation for life. He arrived in the colony aboard the ship 'Surprize'

MarriageFlynn, Michael. The Second Fleet: Britain's grim convict armada of 1790. Sydney : Library of Australian History, 1993
PropertyBenson, John Ernest (1911-1989) and Benson, Mavis Kathleen (1918-). The Church on the hill. 2nd ed. Ryde, Parish Council of St Anne's Church, 1992
Citation details:

p. 2

Text:

On 3 Jan 1792 Isaac Archer and John Colethread received grants of 80 acres (32 hectares) of land as far east of Parramatta as the present Ermington area. Also in January, James Weavers and William Careless and later John Morris and Richard Cheers, all convicts, each received grants of 30 acres (12 hectares) of land. These were the first grants in the Ryde area, which was described officially at that time as being "at the Field of Mrs on the North Shore near the Entrance of the Creek leading to Parramatta". These grants were given in recognition of their bravery when the HMS Guardian, the spearhead of the Second Fleet, which had left England in September 1789, struck an iceberg near the Cape of Good Hope. They finally reached Sydney in the Suprize on 26 June 1790, and, after representation to the British government, were emancipated on condition that they did not return to England "within the period of their respective sentences". Of these four settlers, Carless left the colony after his period of grace had expired. Morris failed to cultivate his grant and forfeited it. Cheers prospered and had a butcher's shop at the corner of George and Hunter streets in Sydney and Weavers alone remained in the area on his farm at Kissing Point. Some of his descendants are parishioners at St Anne's to this day. Others to receive grants in 1792 weres John Bazely, John Callaghan, Thomas Chadwick, John Jones, William Jones, John Laurel and William Tyrrell.

PropertyBenson, John Ernest (1911-1989) and Benson, Mavis Kathleen (1918-). The Church on the hill. 2nd ed. Ryde, Parish Council of St Anne's Church, 1992
Citation details:

p. 3

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James Weavers cultivated a valuable farm at Kissing Point, where he planted wheat and maize and raised a few sheep and pigs. They acquired 100 acres (40 ha) at North Ryde in 1804, in addition to the 30 acres (12 ha) grant of 1792 near the Parramatta River.

DeathFlynn, Michael. The Second Fleet: Britain's grim convict armada of 1790. Sydney : Library of Australian History, 1993
Text:

James is thought to have been killed by aborigines.

BurialFlynn, Michael. The Second Fleet: Britain's grim convict armada of 1790. Sydney : Library of Australian History, 1993
Text:

Although his burial was registered at St Philips, descendants believe that he was buried on his own land.

BurialBenson, John Ernest (1911-1989) and Benson, Mavis Kathleen (1918-). The Church on the hill. 2nd ed. Ryde, Parish Council of St Anne's Church, 1992
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p. 3

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James Weavers died in Apr 1805 and was buried on his property near the corner of the present Small and Regent Streets.