John Leigh Oakes, 18261901 (aged 74 years)

Name
John Leigh Oakes
Given names
John Leigh
Surname
Oakes
Birth May 6, 1826 56 36
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7528/1826 V18267528 1C OAKS JOHN L FRANCIS REBECCA

Citation details:

Vol 02, Baptisms, 1826-1834; Marriages, 1826-1834; Burials, 1826-1834; 1826, no. 37

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Born May 6 1826 Baptised Jun 28 1826 John Leigh son of Francis and Rebecca Oakes, a farmer of Parramatta according to the birth certificate rec. Samuel Leigh transmitted to me Jun 27 1826, Samuel Marsden

Baptism June 28, 1826 56 36 (aged 1 month)
Citation details:

Vol 02, Baptisms, 1826-1834; Marriages, 1826-1834; Burials, 1826-1834; 1826, no. 37

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Born May 6 1826 Baptised Jun 28 1826 John Leigh son of Francis and Rebecca Oakes, a farmer of Parramatta according to the birth certificate rec. Samuel Leigh transmitted to me Jun 27 1826, Samuel Marsden

Birth of a sisterMartha Oakes
June 9, 1828 (aged 2 years)
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Vol 02, Baptisms, 1826-1834; Marriages, 1826-1834; Burials, 1826-1834; p. 28, 1830; no. 407

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Born 9 Jun 1828 Baptised 4 May 1830 Martha daughter of Francis and Rebecca Oakes of Parramatta a gentleman William Yate officiating minister

Census November 1828 (aged 2 years)
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Oakes, Francis, 59, came free, Norclus [sic], 1798, householder, Parramatta, 1250 acres, 50 acres cleared, 6 acres cultivated, 23 horses, 60 horned cattle Oakes, Rebecca Sr. 40 born in the colony Oakes, Anne 20, born in the colony Oakes, George, 15, born in the colony Oakes, Rebecca Jr., born in the colony Oakes, Susannah, 12, born in the colony Oakes, Francis Jr., born in the colony Oakes, Rowland, 8, born in the colony Oakes, James, 5, born in the colony Oakes, John, 2 and a half, born in the colony Oakes, martha, 5 months, born in the colony

Death of a sisterLucy Oakes
December 25, 1828 (aged 2 years)
Burial of a sisterLucy Oakes
January 10, 1829 (aged 2 years)
Cemetery: St Johns Cemetery
Text:

To the Memory of SAMUEL OAKES son of FRANCIS & REBECCA OAKES who departed this life Nov the 8th 1822 Aged 17 days Also LUCY OAKES Died 25th Decbr. 1828. Aged 9 years JOHN LEIGH OAKES Born at Parramatta 6th May 1826 Died at Parramatta 27th April 1901

[WEST FACE] (Bronze plaque) In Loving Memory of FRANCIS OAKES hsuband of REBECCA (nee SMALL) Born 15-4-1770 England Died 15-2-1844 Parramatta Arrived Tahiti 1796 London Missionary Ship 'Duff' Landed Sydney Cove early 1798 'Nautilus' Appointed Chief Constable Parramatta 1805 by Governor King

Burial register: Francis Oakes, Parramatta, 17-2-1844, 74 yrs. Gentleman Thomas Hassall Oakes, Parramatta, 10-11-1822 Lucy Oakes, Died at Port Stephens, Dec 24th 10-1-1829. 9 yrs 9 mths. Free.

Baptism of a sisterMartha Oakes
May 4, 1830 (aged 3 years)
Citation details:

Vol 02, Baptisms, 1826-1834; Marriages, 1826-1834; Burials, 1826-1834; p. 28, 1830; no. 407

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Born 9 Jun 1828 Baptised 4 May 1830 Martha daughter of Francis and Rebecca Oakes of Parramatta a gentleman William Yate officiating minister

Birth of a brotherWilliam Henry Oakes
August 9, 1831 (aged 5 years)
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Born 9 Aug 1831 and baptised 10 Aug 1832 William Henry son of Francis and Rebecca Oakes a farmer of Parramatta Samuel Marsden officiating minister

Death of a fatherFrancis Oakes
February 15, 1844 (aged 17 years)
Citation details:

Sydney Morning Herald Saturday 17 Feb 1844

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DEATHS. At his residence, Parramatta, on the 15th instant, aged seventy-four, Francis Oakes, Esq., one of the oldest colonists, having arrived about forty-four years ago. He was one of the original body of missionaries sent out per the ship 'Duff', in the year 1797, for the Society Islands, by the London Missionary Society. Being driven thence, with several of his colleages, by the persecutions of the natives, he settled at Parramatta about the commencement of the present century, and for many years held successive various confidential situations under the colonial government. It is an interesting historical fact, that Mr. Oakes married the first female born in New South Wales of British parents, his lady being also either the first of the second Anglo-Australian that ever was married. Their progeny of children and grandchildren is very numerous.

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p. 67

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Oakes can be remembered as one of the few Australians whose effigy has been publicly burnt: when Bligh was arrested in 1808 his effigy was burnt in Sydney on Church Hill and one of Oakes likewise was set ablaze on the river bank at Parramatta by supporters of the NSW Corps.

Burial of a fatherFrancis Oakes
February 17, 1844 (aged 17 years)
Cemetery: St Johns Cemetery
Text:

To the Memory of SAMUEL OAKES son of FRANCIS & REBECCA OAKES who departed this life Nov the 8th 1822 Aged 17 days Also LUCY OAKES Died 25th Decbr. 1828. Aged 9 years JOHN LEIGH OAKES Born at Parramatta 6th May 1826 Died at Parramatta 27th April 1901

[WEST FACE] (Bronze plaque) In Loving Memory of FRANCIS OAKES hsuband of REBECCA (nee SMALL) Born 15-4-1770 England Died 15-2-1844 Parramatta Arrived Tahiti 1796 London Missionary Ship 'Duff' Landed Sydney Cove early 1798 'Nautilus' Appointed Chief Constable Parramatta 1805 by Governor King

Burial register: Francis Oakes, Parramatta, 17-2-1844, 74 yrs. Gentleman Thomas Hassall Oakes, Parramatta, 10-11-1822 Lucy Oakes, Died at Port Stephens, Dec 24th 10-1-1829. 9 yrs 9 mths. Free.

MarriageElizabeth Mary ShelleyView this family
April 12, 1848 (aged 21 years)
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Married at Christ Church St Lawrence

Birth of a sonFrancis William Oakes
September 5, 1849 (aged 23 years)
Death of a maternal grandfatherJohn Small
October 2, 1850 (aged 24 years)
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2 Oct 1850

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Name: John Small Death Date: 1850 Death Place: New South Wales Registration Year: 1850 Registration Place: Hunters Hill, New South Wales Volume Number: V1850302 36A

Birth of a daughterAlice Emily Oakes
June 9, 1851 (aged 25 years)
Birth of a sonErnest Hassall Oakes
July 24, 1853 (aged 27 years)
Death of a brotherJames Lawry Oakes
August 27, 1853 (aged 27 years)
Birth of a sonGeorge Spencer Oakes
December 10, 1855 (aged 29 years)
Birth of a daughterLucy Elizabeth Oakes
May 23, 1858 (aged 32 years)
Birth of a daughterMarian Oakes
August 25, 1860 (aged 34 years)
Birth of a sonClifford Leigh Oakes
July 23, 1863 (aged 37 years)

Death of a brotherFrancis Rowland Oakes
August 5, 1866 (aged 40 years)
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5 Aug 1866

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Name: Francis Oakes Death Date: 1866 Death Place: New South Wales Father's name: Francis Mother's name: Rebecca Registration Year: 1866 Registration Place: Parramatta, New South Wales Registration Number: 5954

Birth of a sonWilliam Shelley Oakes
December 2, 1866 (aged 40 years)
Birth of a sonAllan F. Oakes
February 24, 1870 (aged 43 years)
Death of a sisterMary Oakes
February 19, 1880 (aged 53 years)
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Name: Mary Hutchinson Birth Year: abt 1812 Age: 68 Death Date: 19 Feb 1880 Death Place: Tasmania Registration Year: 1880 Registration Place: Hobart, Tasmania Registration Number: 2311

Death of a sisterAnn Oakes
October 5, 1880 (aged 54 years)
Citation details:

Sydney Morning Herald Thu 7 Oct 1880 p. 9

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BYRNES—Oct. 5, Parramatta, Ann Byrnes, 72.

Death of a brotherGeorge Oakes
August 10, 1881 (aged 55 years)
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Died 10 Aug 1881

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1448/1881 OAKES GEORGE FRANCIS REBECCA SYDNEY

Death of a brotherWilliam Henry Oakes
1881 (aged 54 years)
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Name William H Oakes Death Date 1881 Death Place New South Wales Father's Name Francis Mother's Name Rebecca Registration Year 1881 Registration Place Macouarie New South Wales Registration Number 5151

Death of a motherRebecca Small
January 30, 1883 (aged 56 years)
Citation details:

Sydney Morning Herald Tue 1 Jan 1884 p. 4

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Mrs. Rebecca Oakes, relict of Mr. Francis Oakes, supposed to be the oldest white Aus- tralian, died at her residence Parramatta, aged 94 years.

Death of a brotherRowland Hassall Oakes
April 20, 1888 (aged 61 years)
Citation details:

Sydney Morning Herald Tue 24 Apr 1888 p. 1

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OAKES.-April 20. at Bunnamooga, near Rockley, Rowland Hassall Oakes, of Bathurst, aged 66 years.

Death of a sisterElizabeth Oakes
October 18, 1889 (aged 63 years)
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Sydney Morning Herald Thu 24 Oct 1889 p. 11

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ARMSTRONG.-October 18, at her residence. Oaklands, Edgecliffe-road, Woollahra, Elizabeth Armstrong, aged 85.

Death April 27, 1901 (aged 74 years)
Burial
Cemetery: St Johns Cemetery
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To the Memory of SAMUEL OAKES son of FRANCIS & REBECCA OAKES who departed this life Nov the 8th 1822 Aged 17 days Also LUCY OAKES Died 25th Decbr. 1828. Aged 9 years JOHN LEIGH OAKES Born at Parramatta 6th May 1826 Died at Parramatta 27th April 1901

[WEST FACE] (Bronze plaque) In Loving Memory of FRANCIS OAKES hsuband of REBECCA (nee SMALL) Born 15-4-1770 England Died 15-2-1844 Parramatta Arrived Tahiti 1796 London Missionary Ship 'Duff' Landed Sydney Cove early 1798 'Nautilus' Appointed Chief Constable Parramatta 1805 by Governor King

Burial register: Francis Oakes, Parramatta, 17-2-1844, 74 yrs. Gentleman Thomas Hassall Oakes, Parramatta, 10-11-1822 Lucy Oakes, Died at Port Stephens, Dec 24th 10-1-1829. 9 yrs 9 mths. Free.

Family with parents
father
17701844
Birth: April 15, 1770Foleshill, Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom
Death: February 15, 1844Parramatta, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
mother
17891883
Birth: September 22, 1789 28 30Sydney Cove, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: January 30, 1883Parramatta, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Marriage
Marriage: January 27, 1806Parramatta, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
11 months
elder sister
18061889
Birth: 1806 35 16New South Wales, Australia
Death: October 18, 1889Woollahra, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
3 years
elder sister
18081880
Birth: September 6, 1808 38 18Parramatta, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: October 5, 1880Parramatta, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
2 years
elder sister
18101880
Birth: August 24, 1810 40 20New South Wales, Australia
Death: February 19, 1880North Hobart, South East, Tasmania, Australia
3 years
elder brother
18131881
Birth: 1813 42 23New South Wales, Australia
Death: August 10, 1881Sydney City, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
3 years
elder sister
18151904
Birth: 1815 44 25New South Wales, Australia
Death: December 5, 1904London, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom
21 months
elder sister
18161907
Birth: September 25, 1816 46 27New South Wales, Australia
Death: January 10, 1907Hobart, South East, Tasmania, Australia
18 months
elder brother
18181866
Birth: March 13, 1818 47 28New South Wales, Australia
Death: August 5, 1866Parramatta, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
20 months
elder sister
18191828
Birth: November 2, 1819 49 30New South Wales, Australia
Death: December 25, 1828Port Stephens, Hunter, New South Wales, Australia
2 years
elder brother
18211888
Birth: 1821 50 31New South Wales, Australia
Death: April 20, 1888Rockley, Central Tablelands, New South Wales, Australia
10 months
elder brother
18211822
Birth: October 22, 1821 51 32Parramatta, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: November 9, 1822Parramatta, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
3 years
elder brother
18241853
Birth: September 13, 1824 54 34Parramatta, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: August 27, 1853Bathurst, Central Tablelands, New South Wales, Australia
20 months
himself
18261901
Birth: May 6, 1826 56 36New South Wales, Australia
Death: April 27, 1901Parramatta, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
2 years
younger sister
18281910
Birth: June 9, 1828 58 38Parramatta, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: March 26, 1910Forbes, Central Western Slopes and Plains, New South Wales, Australia
3 years
younger brother
18311881
Birth: August 9, 1831 61 41Parramatta, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: 1881Central Tablelands, New South Wales, Australia
Family with Elizabeth Mary Shelley
himself
18261901
Birth: May 6, 1826 56 36New South Wales, Australia
Death: April 27, 1901Parramatta, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
wife
18281912
Birth: March 1, 1828 23 21Parramatta, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: April 28, 1912Bathurst, Central Tablelands, New South Wales, Australia
Marriage
Marriage: April 12, 1848Sydney City, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
17 months
son
18491850
Birth: September 5, 1849 23 21Crookwell, Southern Tablelands, New South Wales, Australia
Death: July 1, 1850Bungonia, Southern Tablelands, New South Wales, Australia
21 months
daughter
18511854
Birth: June 9, 1851 25 23Crookwell, Southern Tablelands, New South Wales, Australia
Death: April 7, 1854Marulan, Southern Tablelands, New South Wales, Australia
2 years
son
18531927
Birth: July 24, 1853 27 25Crookwell, Southern Tablelands, New South Wales, Australia
Death: 1927
2 years
son
18551932
Birth: December 10, 1855 29 27Crookwell, Southern Tablelands, New South Wales, Australia
Death: August 17, 1932Bathurst, Central Tablelands, New South Wales, Australia
3 years
daughter
18581937
Birth: May 23, 1858 32 30Bowral, Southern Tablelands, New South Wales, Australia
Death: December 16, 1937
2 years
daughter
18601873
Birth: August 25, 1860 34 32Mittagong, Southern Tablelands, New South Wales, Australia
Death: August 23, 1873Ryde, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
3 years
son
18631945
Birth: July 23, 1863 37 35
Death: July 7, 1945Fairfield, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
3 years
son
18661912
Birth: December 2, 1866 40 38Berrima, Southern Tablelands, New South Wales, Australia
Death: December 18, 1912Kelso, Central Tablelands, New South Wales, Australia
3 years
son
18701872
Birth: February 24, 1870 43 41Berrima, Southern Tablelands, New South Wales, Australia?
Death: December 7, 1872Balmain, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
BirthNew South Wales. Department of Justice and Attorney General. NSW Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages. [data-base on-line]. Sydney: the Registry.
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7528/1826 V18267528 1C OAKS JOHN L FRANCIS REBECCA

BirthAncestry.com. New South Wales, Australia, St. John's Parramatta, Baptisms, 1790-1916 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2015.
Citation details:

Vol 02, Baptisms, 1826-1834; Marriages, 1826-1834; Burials, 1826-1834; 1826, no. 37

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Born May 6 1826 Baptised Jun 28 1826 John Leigh son of Francis and Rebecca Oakes, a farmer of Parramatta according to the birth certificate rec. Samuel Leigh transmitted to me Jun 27 1826, Samuel Marsden

BaptismAncestry.com. New South Wales, Australia, St. John's Parramatta, Baptisms, 1790-1916 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2015.
Citation details:

Vol 02, Baptisms, 1826-1834; Marriages, 1826-1834; Burials, 1826-1834; 1826, no. 37

Text:

Born May 6 1826 Baptised Jun 28 1826 John Leigh son of Francis and Rebecca Oakes, a farmer of Parramatta according to the birth certificate rec. Samuel Leigh transmitted to me Jun 27 1826, Samuel Marsden

CensusAncestry.com. 1828 New South Wales, Australia Census (TNA Copy) [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2007.
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Oakes, Francis, 59, came free, Norclus [sic], 1798, householder, Parramatta, 1250 acres, 50 acres cleared, 6 acres cultivated, 23 horses, 60 horned cattle Oakes, Rebecca Sr. 40 born in the colony Oakes, Anne 20, born in the colony Oakes, George, 15, born in the colony Oakes, Rebecca Jr., born in the colony Oakes, Susannah, 12, born in the colony Oakes, Francis Jr., born in the colony Oakes, Rowland, 8, born in the colony Oakes, James, 5, born in the colony Oakes, John, 2 and a half, born in the colony Oakes, martha, 5 months, born in the colony

MarriageRootsWeb. WorldConnect [database on-line]. Ancestry.com, 2009
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Married at Christ Church St Lawrence

DeathSmee, C.J. and Provis, J. Selkirk, comp., The 1788-1820 Association's Pioneer Register, second edition - volume I. Sydney, N.S.W., The Association, 1981
BurialDunn, Judith, The Parramatta cemeteries: St John's. Parramatta: Parramatta and District Historical Society, 1991
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To the Memory of SAMUEL OAKES son of FRANCIS & REBECCA OAKES who departed this life Nov the 8th 1822 Aged 17 days Also LUCY OAKES Died 25th Decbr. 1828. Aged 9 years JOHN LEIGH OAKES Born at Parramatta 6th May 1826 Died at Parramatta 27th April 1901

[WEST FACE] (Bronze plaque) In Loving Memory of FRANCIS OAKES hsuband of REBECCA (nee SMALL) Born 15-4-1770 England Died 15-2-1844 Parramatta Arrived Tahiti 1796 London Missionary Ship 'Duff' Landed Sydney Cove early 1798 'Nautilus' Appointed Chief Constable Parramatta 1805 by Governor King

Burial register: Francis Oakes, Parramatta, 17-2-1844, 74 yrs. Gentleman Thomas Hassall Oakes, Parramatta, 10-11-1822 Lucy Oakes, Died at Port Stephens, Dec 24th 10-1-1829. 9 yrs 9 mths. Free.