John James Graham, 18231883 (aged 60 years)

Name
John James /Graham/
Given names
John James
Surname
Graham
Birth
Text:

Name: John J Graham
Birth Date: 1823
Birth Place: New South Wales
Registration Year: 1823
Registration Place: Windsor, New South Wales, Australia
Father: Thomas Graham
Mother: Maria
Volume Number: V18236693 1B

Census
Text:

Graham, Thomas, 34, born in the colony, Protestant, farmer, Wilberforce
Graham, Maria, 23, born in the colony
Graham, Elizabeth, 15, born in the colony
Graham, Sarah, 13, born in the colony
Graham, Mary A., 12, born in the colony
Graham, Thomas, 10, born in the colony
Graham, Harriett, 8, born in the colony
Graham, John, 6, born in the colony
Graham, William, 4, born in the colony
Graham, George, 2, born in the colony

Marriage
Text:

Name: John Graham
Spouse Name: Eliza J Clemesha
Marriage Date: 1853
Marriage Place: New South Wales
Registration Place: Dc, New South Wales
Registration Year: 1853
Volume Number: V

Death
Citation details: North Sydney Morgue Registers of Bodies Received, 1881-1904
Text:

No 96 Oct 5 1883
John Graham, male, 60 years, born New South Wales, a cabanet [sic] maker, found 28 Sep 1883, outer Domain, Sydney
Deceased was found by John Crowley on a seat in a sitting position with a pistol in his right hand which had recently been discharge into the deceased mouth which was the cause of death
George Turner
Constable.

Citation details: Maitland Mercury Thu 4 Oct 1883 p. 3
Text:

Suicide in the Domain.
(S M. Herald)
The City Coroner held an inquest at the
White Hart Hotel, Lower George-street, on
Monday morning, on the body of a man
named John Graham, who was found dead in
the Domain on Friday afternoon last, and
who was supposed to have committed suicide
by shooting himself with a pistol. James
Graham, residing on the Old South Head
road, deposed that the deceased, who was his
brother, was 60 years of age, and was a native
of the colony; he was a widower, and had left
a family of three children ; he was a cabinet-
maker by trade, and was given to habits of
intemperance ; he never said anything which
led witness to suppose that he contemplated
committing suicide ; witness had not seen him
for the last six months, and could not say
where he had been living lately. Constable
Turner deposed that about 3 o'clock on Fri-
day afternoon last, from information received
at the Water Police Station, he proceeded to
the Domain, in company with another con-
stable, and when about 100 yards from the
Botanic Gardens' gates on the eastern side
he found the dead body of the deceased sitting
on a seat in a reclining position ; the de-
ceased had the pistol produced in his right
hand, the forefinger of which was resting
upon the trigger ; the hammer of the pistol
was thrown back and the nipple was missing ;
a portion of the deceased's jaw was found on
the footpath close to where he was; the
body was quite warm, and witness subse-
quently removed it to the Circular Quay
morgue ; on searching the body he found the
canister produced half-full of gunpowder, and
also a box nearly full of percussion caps, and
34 bullets in the deceased's pockets. John
Crowley, labourer, residing at Waverley,
deposed that a little after 2 o'clock on Fri-
day last he was walking along the path to
the eastern entrance to the Botanic Gardens,
when he saw the deceased sitting on a seat
about 150 yards from the entrance to the
gardens ; witness saw that he had a pistol in
his right hand, and that there was a large
quantity of blood on the ground ; he had a
large wound in his face, from which blood
was still trickling; the deceased was dead
and the body was fully dressed ; witness
went to the Water Police station, and
reported the matter to the police. Hubert
M'Dermott, cabinetmaker, residing at 151,
Campbell-street, deposed that he had known
deceased for several years, and saw him in the
Campbell-street on Friday afternoon last ; he
was then sober, and appeared to be in his
usual health ; he drew the pistol produced
out of his pocket, and said he bought it at
Modini's to take to his brother's son at
Windsor; that he gave 8s for the pistol,
caps, and powder ; the pistol was loaded, and
deceased asked witness to draw the charge,
because he thought it was not in order ;
witness did so, and found that there were two
bullets in it ; the deceased subsequently loaded
the pistol again, and put it into his pocket
and went away. Dr. Eichler, who had
examined the body, described the injuries it
bore, and deposed that death must have been
instantaneous, and that it was caused by a
pistol-shot wound in the mouth. The jury
found that the deceased died from hemorrhage
from the effects of a pistol-shot wound in his
head, inflicted by his own hand.

Family with parents
father
17941862
Birth: June 2, 1794 28 22 New South Wales, Australia
Death: 1862Wilberforce, Hawkesbury, New South Wales, Australia
mother
17951844
Birth: April 21, 1795 32 30 Sydney City, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: May 17, 1844Wilberforce, Hawkesbury, New South Wales, Australia
Religious marriage Religious marriageSeptember 13, 1813Windsor, Hawkesbury, New South Wales, Australia
2 months
elder sister
18131853
Birth: November 21, 1813 19 18 Wilberforce, Hawkesbury, New South Wales, Australia
Death: May 31, 1853Wilberforce, Hawkesbury, New South Wales, Australia
22 months
elder sister
18151847
Birth: September 25, 1815 21 20 Wilberforce, Hawkesbury, New South Wales, Australia
Death: November 27, 1847Freemans Reach, Hawkesbury, New South Wales, Australia
22 months
elder sister
18171866
Birth: July 20, 1817 23 22 Wilberforce, Hawkesbury, New South Wales, Australia
Death: June 1, 1866Waterloo, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
23 months
elder brother
18191904
Birth: May 29, 1819 24 24 Wilberforce, Hawkesbury, New South Wales, Australia
Death: June 12, 1904Hawkesbury, New South Wales, Australia
2 years
elder sister
18211830
Birth: May 18, 1821 26 26 Hawkesbury, New South Wales, Australia
Death: April 18, 1830Wilberforce, Hawkesbury, New South Wales, Australia
3 years
himself
18231883
Birth: 1823 28 27 Hawkesbury, New South Wales, Australia
Death: 1883Sydney City, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
1 year
brother
18231855
Birth: December 27, 1823 29 28 Hawkesbury, New South Wales, Australia
Death: 1855New South Wales, Australia
3 years
younger brother
18271895
Birth: January 12, 1827 32 31 Hawkesbury, New South Wales, Australia
Death: June 18, 1895Hawkesbury, New South Wales, Australia
2 years
younger sister
18291877
Birth: February 13, 1829 34 33 Hawkesbury, New South Wales, Australia
Death: January 2, 1877Paddington, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
2 years
younger brother
18311896
Birth: February 12, 1831 36 35 Hawkesbury, New South Wales, Australia
Death: August 29, 1896Sydney City, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
2 years
younger sister
18331833
Birth: between March 1833 and April 1833 38 37 Hawkesbury, New South Wales, Australia
Death: September 16, 1833Wilberforce, Hawkesbury, New South Wales, Australia
19 months
younger sister
18341893
Birth: September 9, 1834 40 39 Hawkesbury, New South Wales, Australia
Death: April 11, 1893Maitland, Hunter, New South Wales, Australia
4 years
younger brother
18381921
Birth: June 13, 1838 44 43 Hawkesbury, New South Wales, Australia
Death: August 3, 1921Casino, Northern Rivers, New South Wales, Australia
3 years
younger brother
18411924
Birth: August 27, 1841 47 46 Hawkesbury, New South Wales, Australia
Death: June 14, 1924Inverell, North West Slopes and Plains, New South Wales, Australia
Father’s family with Margaret Louisa Mills
father
17941862
Birth: June 2, 1794 28 22 New South Wales, Australia
Death: 1862Wilberforce, Hawkesbury, New South Wales, Australia
stepmother
Mills, Margaret Louisa (1825-1882)
18251882
Birth: 1825 30 22 Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: 1882Newcastle, Hunter, New South Wales, Australia
Marriage Marriageabout 1846New South Wales, Australia
2 years
half-sister
Graham, Maria Louisa (1847-1927)
18471927
Birth: 1847 52 22 Hawkesbury, New South Wales, Australia
Death: 1927Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
4 years
half-brother
Graham, Isaac (1850-1930)
18501930
Birth: 1850 55 25 Hawkesbury, New South Wales, Australia
Death: 1930Warialda, North West Slopes and Plains, New South Wales, Australia
1 year
half-brother
Graham, Jacob (1850-1929)
18501929
Birth: 1850 55 25 Hawkesbury, New South Wales, Australia
Death: 1929Hawkesbury, New South Wales, Australia
2 years
half-brother
18521856
Birth: March 17, 1852 57 27 Wilberforce, Hawkesbury, New South Wales, Australia
Death: September 14, 1856Wilberforce, Hawkesbury, New South Wales, Australia
3 years
half-brother
Graham, Alexander Kable (1854-1922)
18541922
Birth: 1854 59 29 Hawkesbury, New South Wales, Australia
Death: 1922Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
3 years
half-brother
18561923
Birth: 1856 61 31 Hawkesbury, New South Wales, Australia
Death: 1923Warialda, North West Slopes and Plains, New South Wales, Australia
3 years
half-sister
Graham, Jemima Rosina (1858-1943)
18581943
Birth: 1858 63 33 Hawkesbury, New South Wales, Australia
Death: 1943New South Wales, Australia
Family with Eliza Jane Clemesha
himself
18231883
Birth: 1823 28 27 Hawkesbury, New South Wales, Australia
Death: 1883Sydney City, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
wife
18321874
Birth: April 2, 1832 27 23 Liverpool, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom
Death: 1874Parramatta, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Marriage Marriage1853New South Wales, Australia
1 month
daughter
18531907
Birth: January 31, 1853 30 20 Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: May 22, 1907Woollahra, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
22 months
daughter
1854
Birth: November 23, 1854 31 22 Sydney City, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death:
Birth
Text:

Name: John J Graham
Birth Date: 1823
Birth Place: New South Wales
Registration Year: 1823
Registration Place: Windsor, New South Wales, Australia
Father: Thomas Graham
Mother: Maria
Volume Number: V18236693 1B

Census
Text:

Graham, Thomas, 34, born in the colony, Protestant, farmer, Wilberforce
Graham, Maria, 23, born in the colony
Graham, Elizabeth, 15, born in the colony
Graham, Sarah, 13, born in the colony
Graham, Mary A., 12, born in the colony
Graham, Thomas, 10, born in the colony
Graham, Harriett, 8, born in the colony
Graham, John, 6, born in the colony
Graham, William, 4, born in the colony
Graham, George, 2, born in the colony

Marriage
Text:

Name: John Graham
Spouse Name: Eliza J Clemesha
Marriage Date: 1853
Marriage Place: New South Wales
Registration Place: Dc, New South Wales
Registration Year: 1853
Volume Number: V

Death
Citation details: North Sydney Morgue Registers of Bodies Received, 1881-1904
Text:

No 96 Oct 5 1883
John Graham, male, 60 years, born New South Wales, a cabanet [sic] maker, found 28 Sep 1883, outer Domain, Sydney
Deceased was found by John Crowley on a seat in a sitting position with a pistol in his right hand which had recently been discharge into the deceased mouth which was the cause of death
George Turner
Constable.

Citation details: Maitland Mercury Thu 4 Oct 1883 p. 3
Text:

Suicide in the Domain.
(S M. Herald)
The City Coroner held an inquest at the
White Hart Hotel, Lower George-street, on
Monday morning, on the body of a man
named John Graham, who was found dead in
the Domain on Friday afternoon last, and
who was supposed to have committed suicide
by shooting himself with a pistol. James
Graham, residing on the Old South Head
road, deposed that the deceased, who was his
brother, was 60 years of age, and was a native
of the colony; he was a widower, and had left
a family of three children ; he was a cabinet-
maker by trade, and was given to habits of
intemperance ; he never said anything which
led witness to suppose that he contemplated
committing suicide ; witness had not seen him
for the last six months, and could not say
where he had been living lately. Constable
Turner deposed that about 3 o'clock on Fri-
day afternoon last, from information received
at the Water Police Station, he proceeded to
the Domain, in company with another con-
stable, and when about 100 yards from the
Botanic Gardens' gates on the eastern side
he found the dead body of the deceased sitting
on a seat in a reclining position ; the de-
ceased had the pistol produced in his right
hand, the forefinger of which was resting
upon the trigger ; the hammer of the pistol
was thrown back and the nipple was missing ;
a portion of the deceased's jaw was found on
the footpath close to where he was; the
body was quite warm, and witness subse-
quently removed it to the Circular Quay
morgue ; on searching the body he found the
canister produced half-full of gunpowder, and
also a box nearly full of percussion caps, and
34 bullets in the deceased's pockets. John
Crowley, labourer, residing at Waverley,
deposed that a little after 2 o'clock on Fri-
day last he was walking along the path to
the eastern entrance to the Botanic Gardens,
when he saw the deceased sitting on a seat
about 150 yards from the entrance to the
gardens ; witness saw that he had a pistol in
his right hand, and that there was a large
quantity of blood on the ground ; he had a
large wound in his face, from which blood
was still trickling; the deceased was dead
and the body was fully dressed ; witness
went to the Water Police station, and
reported the matter to the police. Hubert
M'Dermott, cabinetmaker, residing at 151,
Campbell-street, deposed that he had known
deceased for several years, and saw him in the
Campbell-street on Friday afternoon last ; he
was then sober, and appeared to be in his
usual health ; he drew the pistol produced
out of his pocket, and said he bought it at
Modini's to take to his brother's son at
Windsor; that he gave 8s for the pistol,
caps, and powder ; the pistol was loaded, and
deceased asked witness to draw the charge,
because he thought it was not in order ;
witness did so, and found that there were two
bullets in it ; the deceased subsequently loaded
the pistol again, and put it into his pocket
and went away. Dr. Eichler, who had
examined the body, described the injuries it
bore, and deposed that death must have been
instantaneous, and that it was caused by a
pistol-shot wound in the mouth. The jury
found that the deceased died from hemorrhage
from the effects of a pistol-shot wound in his
head, inflicted by his own hand.