Samuel James, 17861855 (aged 69 years)

Name
Samuel /James/
Given names
Samuel
Surname
James
Birth about 1786
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At trial in 1798, Samuel was described as "about 12 years of age", which would put his date of birth at about 1786.

Immigration August 4, 1802 (aged 16 years)
Source: unknown
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Samuel was a convict. He appeared on 29 November 1797 at Lent Assizes, Essex, England, and was charged on the oath of Samuel Miller of having, on 26th November 1797, 'broken his Bereau (sic) and stolen thereout Six Shillings his property and a Note of the Bank of England of the Value of Ten Pounds'.

The Indictment read as follows:

"the Jurors for our Lord the King upon their Oath present that Samuel James the Younger late of the Parish of Theydon Garnon in the County of Essex Labourer on the twenty sixth day of November in the thirty eighth year of the reign of our Sovereign Lord George the third King of Great Britain with force and arms at the parish aforesaid in the County aforesaid in the dwelling house of Samuel Miller feloniously did steal, take and carry away one piece of Silver Coin of this realm called an half Crown of the value of Two Shillings and sixpence three pieces of Silver Coin of this realm called Shillings of the value of three shillings and one piece of Silver Coin of this realm called a sixpence of the value of sixpence of the Monies of Samuel Miller and one Bank Note for the payment of Ten Pounds and of the value of Ten Pounds the said note at the time of committing the felony aforesaid being the property of the said Samuel Miller and the sum of Ten Pounds payable and secured thereby being then due and unsatisfied against the form of Statute in such Case made and provided and against the peace of our said Lord the King his Crown and dignity."

Samuel was confined on Prison Hulk "Stanislaus", England, between 12 October 1797 and 31 December 1797.

He was tried at Lent Assizes, Chelmsford, Essex, England, Monday, 5 March 1798 at the age of 18. He pleaded guilty to the charge and had no goods to return. He was originally sentenced "to be hanged by the neck until he be dead" but this was later commuted to transportation for seven years.

Samuel James arrived in New South Wales as a convict aboard the ship Perseus on August 4 1802. The ship sailed from Spithead, England, on Friday, 12 February 1802. The master of the ship was John Davidson.

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Ipswich Journal - Saturday 09 December 1797 p. 3

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"On the 28th ult. Samuel James, was committed to our gaol, by the Rev. Thomas Abdy. Abdy, charged with stealing a bank note of 10 pounds and 6 s. out of his bureau, which he broke open".

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Derby Mercury - Thursday 22 March 1798 p. 4

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"... and Samuel James, a boy of about 12 years of age, for stealing a ten pound note from a farmer, near Epping, left for execution".

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Hampshire Chronicle - Saturday 17 March 1798 p. 2

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"... received sentence of death; as did Samuel James, a boy of about twelve years of age, for stealing a 10 pound note from a farmer, near Epping, with whom he lived servant."

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p. 338

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The ship Perseus arrived in NSW 4 Aug 1802

Census 1806 (aged 20 years)
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In the 1806 General Muster Samuel was a labourer at Parramatta.

Religious marriageAnn BeanView this family
November 28, 1808 (aged 22 years)
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1808 no 287

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Samuel James of the parish of St John Parramatta and Ann Bean were married in this church by banns this twenty eight day of November in the year one thousand eight hundred and eight by me James Mileham J.P. Samuel made his X mark and Ann signed the register in the presence of Benjamin Jacobs and Ann Brient who both made their X marks

Census 1818 (aged 32 years)
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In the General Muster, Land & Stock Muster - September to November 1818 - Samuel was shown as having 80 acres of land and four head of cattle.

Occupation
Land Owner
January 13, 1818 (aged 32 years)

Source: unknown
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Samuel received a grant of land as follows: "Unto Samuel James His Heirs and Assigns to Have and to Hold For Ever Eighty acres of land - lying and situate in the District of Castle Hill - Bounded on the East by Williams, Fishburn and Tiernan farms bearing North twenty five degrees East thirty seven Chains - on the North by a line West twenty five degrees North twenty four chains - on the West by a line South twenty five degrees West to James farm - and on the South by that and Bradley's farms to Bean's North Corner - Conditioned not to sell or alienate the same for the space of Five years from the Date hereof and to Cultivate Eighteen Acres within the said period - and reserving to Government the Right of Making a Public Road through the same - and also reserving for the use of the Crown such Timber as may be deemed fit for Naval purposes - Quit Rent One Shilling. In Testimony this 13th day of January 1818 signed L. Macquarie Witnessed by John Watts H. Macquarie."

Census 1822 (aged 36 years)
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1822 muster

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In the 1822 General Muster, Samuel was listed as a Constable of Parramatta.

Occupation
Land Owner and Police Constable
September 3, 1823 (aged 37 years)
Source: unknown
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A Memorial to Sir Thomas Brisbane on 3rd September 1823 stated that Samuel had 20 acres cleared and cultivated, 40 acres of pasture, and that a substantial dwelling house had been erected. Samuel was asking for his family to be victualled from Government Stores so was apparently finding it difficult to support them from their own farming. In a further Memorial to the Governor dated 7th August 1824 it is stated that Samuel had been free for 19 years, had been a District Constable in the Baulkham Hills area for seven years, was in ill health and had nine children under 16 years living at home. He had, by diligent work, cleared and cultivated 20 acres of land; however, a fire earlier in the year had damaged property and implements. He was seeking a further grant of land as pasture for his cattle. It is doubtful that this grant was granted.

Census 1825 (aged 39 years)
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1825 muster

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In the 1825 General Muster Samuel was listed as a constable of Pennant Hills.

Occupation
Police Constable
August 8, 1825 (aged 39 years)
Census November 1828 (aged 42 years)
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James, Samuel, 44, free by servitude, Perseus, 7 years, Protestant, constable, Baulkham Hills James, Ann, 38, came free, Buffalo, 1801, Protestant James, John, 12, born in the colony James, Samuel (Jun), 10, born in the colony James, Lucy, 6, born in the colony James, Sarah, 4, born in the colony James, Jane, 2, born in the colony

Will July 16, 1852 (aged 66 years)

Source: unknown
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He and Ann Bean signed a deed of gift as follows: BOOK 579 No. 202 DEED OF GIFT COLONY OF NEW SOUTH WALES Know all men by these presents that I, Samuel James of Baulkham Hills, in the colony of New South Wales, farmer, and my wife, Ann James, have for and in considerations of the natural love and affection which we have and bear for our son John James of Baulkham Hills, in the colony of New South Wales aforesaid, and by these presents do give and assign and set over unto the said John James our son, all that cottage and premises in which I now reside together with the land and tenements thereunto appertaining and belonging to the farm containing about 50 acres or thereabouts bounded on the east by William Fishburns and Tiernans Farms, bearing north 20 degrees east, 37 chains on the north by a mile west 25 degrees north, 24 chains on the west by a line south 20 degrees west to Jones farm and on the south by Bradley's farms, to have and to hold the same to and for the use of said John James our son, on certain proviso and provisos forever. That is to say my son John James is bound unto us both that upon taking possession of the said land and premises, he the said John James is bound to provide a sufficient maintenance and support in a respectable manner as long as we both live. Reserving for our joint use the cottage we now reside in and at our demise to be interred in a decent manner carried in an undertakers hearse to the grave. But it is expressly to be understood that the said farm is not to be mortgaged aliened or sold on any pretence without the consent of the present proprietor, in that case made and provided and then at the demise of the said John James to revert in his will and last testament to such person as the said John James may think proper to leave the aforesaid land by and with the consent of such members of the family as shall approve the same. In witness whereof we have both hereunto set our hand and seal this 16th day of July in the year of Our Lord one thousand eight hundred and fifty two. Signed and sealed in the presence of Louise Henry Campbell James James Samuel James Ann James.

Death March 6, 1855 (aged 69 years)
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Vol 04, 1839-1889

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Samuel James of Baulkham Hills Died 6 Mar 1855 and buried 8 Mar 1855 aged 71 years, a farmer

Burial March 8, 1855 (2 days after death)
Cemetery: St. John's Church of England Cemetery
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Samuel James BIRTH unknown Essex, England DEATH 6 Mar 1855 Parramatta, City of Parramatta Council, New South Wales, Australia BURIAL St. John's Cemetery Parramatta, City of Parramatta Council, New South Wales, Australia MEMORIAL ID 83167678

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pp. 115-16, Section 2 Row I No. 9

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Sacred to the Memory of SAMUEL JAMES Died March 5 1855 Aged 71 years O think who is on this stone you look Tis written in the Holy Book That Christ in mercy shed his blood To bring poor sinners back to God Burial register: Samuel James. Baulkham Hills. 6-3-1855. 8-3-1855. Farmer

Family with Ann Bean
himself
17861855
Birth: about 1786England, United Kingdom
Death: March 6, 1855Baulkham Hills, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
wife
17901854
Birth: about 1790 38 36England, United Kingdom
Death: March 12, 1854Baulkham Hills, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Marriage
Marriage: November 28, 1808Parramatta, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
-1 months
son
18081878
Birth: October 30, 1808 22 18Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: December 11, 1878Yass, Southern Tablelands, New South Wales, Australia
23 months
daughter
18101885
Birth: September 10, 1810 24 20Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: May 27, 1885Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
21 months
daughter
18121850
Birth: May 25, 1812 26 22Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: May 11, 1850Sydney City, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
2 years
daughter
18141889
Birth: July 9, 1814 28 24Baulkham Hills, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: September 8, 1889Parramatta, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
2 years
son
18161897
Birth: October 10, 1816 30 26Windsor, Hawkesbury, New South Wales, Australia
Death: January 6, 1897Castle Hill, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
23 months
son
18181839
Birth: September 2, 1818 32 28Baulkham Hills, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: March 7, 1839Seven Hills, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
2 years
son
James, James (1820-1905)
18201905
Birth: November 30, 1820 34 30Parramatta, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: February 9, 1905Kellyville, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
22 months
daughter
18221901
Birth: October 2, 1822 36 32Parramatta, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: 1901Silverwater, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
23 months
daughter
18241909
Birth: August 11, 1824 38 34Parramatta, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: February 18, 1909Wargeila, Near Yass, Southern Tablelands, New South Wales, Australia
22 months
daughter
18261912
Birth: May 20, 1826 40 36Baulkham Hills, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: January 27, 1912East Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
3 years
daughter
18291841
Birth: September 3, 1829 43 39Baulkham Hills, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: 1841Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
4 years
daughter
18331923
Birth: September 6, 1833 47 43Baulkham Hills, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: November 10, 1923Castle Hill, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
BirthPurnell, Marion (editor)
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At trial in 1798, Samuel was described as "about 12 years of age", which would put his date of birth at about 1786.

Immigrationunknown
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Samuel was a convict. He appeared on 29 November 1797 at Lent Assizes, Essex, England, and was charged on the oath of Samuel Miller of having, on 26th November 1797, 'broken his Bereau (sic) and stolen thereout Six Shillings his property and a Note of the Bank of England of the Value of Ten Pounds'.

The Indictment read as follows:

"the Jurors for our Lord the King upon their Oath present that Samuel James the Younger late of the Parish of Theydon Garnon in the County of Essex Labourer on the twenty sixth day of November in the thirty eighth year of the reign of our Sovereign Lord George the third King of Great Britain with force and arms at the parish aforesaid in the County aforesaid in the dwelling house of Samuel Miller feloniously did steal, take and carry away one piece of Silver Coin of this realm called an half Crown of the value of Two Shillings and sixpence three pieces of Silver Coin of this realm called Shillings of the value of three shillings and one piece of Silver Coin of this realm called a sixpence of the value of sixpence of the Monies of Samuel Miller and one Bank Note for the payment of Ten Pounds and of the value of Ten Pounds the said note at the time of committing the felony aforesaid being the property of the said Samuel Miller and the sum of Ten Pounds payable and secured thereby being then due and unsatisfied against the form of Statute in such Case made and provided and against the peace of our said Lord the King his Crown and dignity."

Samuel was confined on Prison Hulk "Stanislaus", England, between 12 October 1797 and 31 December 1797.

He was tried at Lent Assizes, Chelmsford, Essex, England, Monday, 5 March 1798 at the age of 18. He pleaded guilty to the charge and had no goods to return. He was originally sentenced "to be hanged by the neck until he be dead" but this was later commuted to transportation for seven years.

Samuel James arrived in New South Wales as a convict aboard the ship Perseus on August 4 1802. The ship sailed from Spithead, England, on Friday, 12 February 1802. The master of the ship was John Davidson.

ImmigrationBritish Newspaper Archive [database online]
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Ipswich Journal - Saturday 09 December 1797 p. 3

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"On the 28th ult. Samuel James, was committed to our gaol, by the Rev. Thomas Abdy. Abdy, charged with stealing a bank note of 10 pounds and 6 s. out of his bureau, which he broke open".

ImmigrationBritish Newspaper Archive [database online]
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Derby Mercury - Thursday 22 March 1798 p. 4

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"... and Samuel James, a boy of about 12 years of age, for stealing a ten pound note from a farmer, near Epping, left for execution".

ImmigrationBritish Newspaper Archive [database online]
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Hampshire Chronicle - Saturday 17 March 1798 p. 2

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"... received sentence of death; as did Samuel James, a boy of about twelve years of age, for stealing a 10 pound note from a farmer, near Epping, with whom he lived servant."

ImmigrationBateson, Charles. The convict ships 1787-1868. 2nd ed. Glasgow : Brown, Son & Ferguson Ltd., 1985 ie 1969
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p. 338

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The ship Perseus arrived in NSW 4 Aug 1802

CensusAncestry.com. New South Wales and Tasmania, Australia Convict Musters, 1806-1849 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2007.
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In the 1806 General Muster Samuel was a labourer at Parramatta.

MarriageAncestry.com. New South Wales, Australia, St. John's Parramatta, Marriages, 1790-1966 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2015.
Citation details:

1808 no 287

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Samuel James of the parish of St John Parramatta and Ann Bean were married in this church by banns this twenty eight day of November in the year one thousand eight hundred and eight by me James Mileham J.P. Samuel made his X mark and Ann signed the register in the presence of Benjamin Jacobs and Ann Brient who both made their X marks

CensusAncestry.com. New South Wales and Tasmania, Australia Convict Musters, 1806-1849 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2007.
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In the General Muster, Land & Stock Muster - September to November 1818 - Samuel was shown as having 80 acres of land and four head of cattle.

Occupationunknown
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Samuel received a grant of land as follows: "Unto Samuel James His Heirs and Assigns to Have and to Hold For Ever Eighty acres of land - lying and situate in the District of Castle Hill - Bounded on the East by Williams, Fishburn and Tiernan farms bearing North twenty five degrees East thirty seven Chains - on the North by a line West twenty five degrees North twenty four chains - on the West by a line South twenty five degrees West to James farm - and on the South by that and Bradley's farms to Bean's North Corner - Conditioned not to sell or alienate the same for the space of Five years from the Date hereof and to Cultivate Eighteen Acres within the said period - and reserving to Government the Right of Making a Public Road through the same - and also reserving for the use of the Crown such Timber as may be deemed fit for Naval purposes - Quit Rent One Shilling. In Testimony this 13th day of January 1818 signed L. Macquarie Witnessed by John Watts H. Macquarie."

CensusAncestry.com. New South Wales and Tasmania, Australia Convict Musters, 1806-1849 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2007.
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1822 muster

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In the 1822 General Muster, Samuel was listed as a Constable of Parramatta.

Occupationunknown
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A Memorial to Sir Thomas Brisbane on 3rd September 1823 stated that Samuel had 20 acres cleared and cultivated, 40 acres of pasture, and that a substantial dwelling house had been erected. Samuel was asking for his family to be victualled from Government Stores so was apparently finding it difficult to support them from their own farming. In a further Memorial to the Governor dated 7th August 1824 it is stated that Samuel had been free for 19 years, had been a District Constable in the Baulkham Hills area for seven years, was in ill health and had nine children under 16 years living at home. He had, by diligent work, cleared and cultivated 20 acres of land; however, a fire earlier in the year had damaged property and implements. He was seeking a further grant of land as pasture for his cattle. It is doubtful that this grant was granted.

CensusAncestry.com. New South Wales and Tasmania, Australia Convict Musters, 1806-1849 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2007.
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1825 muster

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In the 1825 General Muster Samuel was listed as a constable of Pennant Hills.

OccupationAncestry.com. New South Wales, Australia, Colonial Secretary's Papers, 1788-1825 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc, 2010.
CensusCensus of New South Wales November 1828, ed. by Malcolm R. Sainty and Keith A. Johnson. Sydney: Library of Australian History, 1985 ie. 1980
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James, Samuel, 44, free by servitude, Perseus, 7 years, Protestant, constable, Baulkham Hills James, Ann, 38, came free, Buffalo, 1801, Protestant James, John, 12, born in the colony James, Samuel (Jun), 10, born in the colony James, Lucy, 6, born in the colony James, Sarah, 4, born in the colony James, Jane, 2, born in the colony

Willunknown
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He and Ann Bean signed a deed of gift as follows: BOOK 579 No. 202 DEED OF GIFT COLONY OF NEW SOUTH WALES Know all men by these presents that I, Samuel James of Baulkham Hills, in the colony of New South Wales, farmer, and my wife, Ann James, have for and in considerations of the natural love and affection which we have and bear for our son John James of Baulkham Hills, in the colony of New South Wales aforesaid, and by these presents do give and assign and set over unto the said John James our son, all that cottage and premises in which I now reside together with the land and tenements thereunto appertaining and belonging to the farm containing about 50 acres or thereabouts bounded on the east by William Fishburns and Tiernans Farms, bearing north 20 degrees east, 37 chains on the north by a mile west 25 degrees north, 24 chains on the west by a line south 20 degrees west to Jones farm and on the south by Bradley's farms, to have and to hold the same to and for the use of said John James our son, on certain proviso and provisos forever. That is to say my son John James is bound unto us both that upon taking possession of the said land and premises, he the said John James is bound to provide a sufficient maintenance and support in a respectable manner as long as we both live. Reserving for our joint use the cottage we now reside in and at our demise to be interred in a decent manner carried in an undertakers hearse to the grave. But it is expressly to be understood that the said farm is not to be mortgaged aliened or sold on any pretence without the consent of the present proprietor, in that case made and provided and then at the demise of the said John James to revert in his will and last testament to such person as the said John James may think proper to leave the aforesaid land by and with the consent of such members of the family as shall approve the same. In witness whereof we have both hereunto set our hand and seal this 16th day of July in the year of Our Lord one thousand eight hundred and fifty two. Signed and sealed in the presence of Louise Henry Campbell James James Samuel James Ann James.

DeathAncestry.com. New South Wales, Australia, St. John's Parramatta, Burials, 1790-1986 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2015.
Citation details:

Vol 04, 1839-1889

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Samuel James of Baulkham Hills Died 6 Mar 1855 and buried 8 Mar 1855 aged 71 years, a farmer

BurialFind a grave [database on-line].
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Samuel James BIRTH unknown Essex, England DEATH 6 Mar 1855 Parramatta, City of Parramatta Council, New South Wales, Australia BURIAL St. John's Cemetery Parramatta, City of Parramatta Council, New South Wales, Australia MEMORIAL ID 83167678

BurialDunn, Judith, The Parramatta cemeteries: St John's. Parramatta: Parramatta and District Historical Society, 1991
Citation details:

pp. 115-16, Section 2 Row I No. 9

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Sacred to the Memory of SAMUEL JAMES Died March 5 1855 Aged 71 years O think who is on this stone you look Tis written in the Holy Book That Christ in mercy shed his blood To bring poor sinners back to God Burial register: Samuel James. Baulkham Hills. 6-3-1855. 8-3-1855. Farmer

SourceMote, Robert. Ozigen - Australian Genealogy: family trees of mainly Australian families with UK and Irish ancestry. [database - online]
Shared note

Samuel James arrived as a convict aboard the ship 'Perseus' on August 4 1802. He received his Certificate of Freedom in 1810. <p> After marrying Ann Bean (who came to Australia free aged 9 years aboard the ship 'Buffalo' in 1799), Samuel received a grant of land at Baulkam Hills, New South Wales, Australia (where the Shire chambers now stand). <p> Samuel received a grant of land as follows:

"Unto Samuel James His Heirs and Assigns to Have and to Hole District of Castle Hill - Bounded on the East by Williams, Fishburn and Tiernan farms bearing North twenty five degrees East thirty seven Chains - on the North by a line West twenty five degrees North twenty four chains - on the West by a line South twenty five degrees West to James farm - and on the South by that and Bradley's farms to Bean's North Corner - Conditioned not to sell or alienate the same for the space of Five years from the Date hereof and to Cultivate Eighteen Acres within the said period - and reserving to Government the Right of Making a Public Road through the same - and also reserving for the use of the Crown such Timber as may be deemed fit for Naval purposes - Quit Rent One Shilling.

In Testimony this 13th day of January 1818 signed L. Macquarie

Witnessed by John Watts H. Macquarie"

A Memorial to Sir Thomas Brisbane on 3rd September 1823 stated that Samuel had 20 acres cleared and cultivated, 40 acres of pasture, and that a substantial dwelling house had been erected. Samuel was asking for his family to be victualled from Government Stores so was apparently finding it difficult to support them from their own farming.

In a further Memorial to the Governor dated 7th August 1824 it is stated that Samuel had been free for 19 years, had been a District Constable in the Baulkham Hills area for seven years, was in ill health and had nine children under 16 years living at home. He had, by diligent work, cleared and cultivated 20 acres of land; however, a fire earlier in the year had damaged property and implements. He was seeking a further grant of land as pasture for his cattle.

It is doubtful that Samuel received an additional grant of land. BURI: CEME St John's Church Of England, Parramatta, New South Wales, Australia