Mid North Coast Pioneers - Newcastle to Lismore and beyond

John Henry JAMESAge: 64 years18381902

John Henry JAMES
Given names
John Henry
Birth June 14, 1838 29
Citation details: V1838649 22/1838 JAMES JOHN H WILLIAM ESTHUR --
Birth of a sisterMartha Jane JAMES
about 1840 (Age 18 months)
Death of a motherEsther BECKET
August 24, 1840 (Age 2 years)
Publication: New South Wales Government
Citation details: V1840681 24A/1840 JAMES ESTHER AGE 43
Burial of a motherEsther BECKET
August 25, 1840 (Age 2 years)
Marriage of a parentWilliam JAMESMary O'HARAView this family
about 1842 (Age 3 years)
Address: St. James' Church of England

No documentation has been found for the marriage but some of the children are mentioned in William's Will.

Citation details: V1842977 26C/1842 JAMES WILLIAM ROBERTS MARY ME
Birth of a half-sisterMary Ann JAMES
September 20, 1843 (Age 5 years)
Address: Windsor Road
Death of a half-sisterMary Ann JAMES
March 17, 1844 (Age 5 years)
Birth of a half-brotherSamuel JAMES
May 17, 1845 (Age 6 years)
Citation details: V184526 55/1845 JAMES SAMUEL WILLIAM MARY A
Birth of a half-brotherGeorge JAMES
February 15, 1847 (Age 8 years)
Citation details: V18473011 32A/1847 JAMES GEORGE WILLIAM MARY A --
Birth of a half-sisterElizabeth Ann JAMES
January 20, 1849 (Age 10 years)

Citation details: V18492058 34A/1849 JAMES ELIZABETH A WILLIAM MARY A --
Birth of a half-sisterEsther Adeliza JAMES
August 18, 1850 (Age 12 years)
Address: Tangmangaroo
Citation details: V18502164 37A/1850 JAMES ESTHER A WILLIAM MARY A --
Birth of a half-brotherHenry Augustas JAMES
August 24, 1852 (Age 14 years)
Citation details: V18523764 39A/1852 JAMES HENRY A WILLIAM MARY A
Marriage of a siblingWilliam JAMESMary DODView this family
January 4, 1854 (Age 15 years)

Citation details: V1854420 81/1854 JAMES WILLIAM DOD MARY JX
Baptism of a half-brotherHenry Augustas JAMES
January 21, 1854 (Age 15 years)
Note: Roman Catholic
Death of a paternal grandmotherAnn BEAN
March 11, 1854 (Age 15 years)
Citation details: V18541744 41A/1854 JAMES ANN AGE 64
Quality of data: secondary evidence
Burial of a paternal grandmotherAnn BEAN
March 12, 1854 (Age 15 years)
James - Ann
James - Ann

Note: Downloaded from ancestry.com.au.

Death of a paternal grandfatherSamuel JAMES
March 6, 1855 (Age 16 years)
Citation details: V18551853 43A/1855 JAMES SAMUEL AGE 71
Quality of data: questionable evidence
Burial of a paternal grandfatherSamuel JAMES
March 8, 1855 (Age 16 years)
James - Samuel
James - Samuel

Note: Downloaded from ancestry.com.au.

Marriage of a siblingThomas Edward JAMESMary Ann HORTONView this family
about 1857 (Age 18 years)
Citation details: 2891/1857 JAMES THOMAS HAUGHTON MARY YASS
Marriage of a siblingAdam MACKAYMartha Jane JAMESView this family
about 1857 (Age 18 years)
Citation details: 871/1857 MACKAY ADAM JAMES MARTHA JANE YASS
Marriage of a half-siblingSamuel JAMESBridget COXView this family
March 10, 1863 (Age 24 years)
Citation details: 3257/1863 JAMES SAMUEL COX BRIDGET YASS
Marriage of a half-siblingJohn TUCKWELLEsther Adeliza JAMESView this family
May 11, 1866 (Age 27 years)
Marriage of a half-siblingHenry Augustas JAMESEllen M KILLEENView this family
Type: Religious marriage
July 22, 1874 (Age 36 years)
Address: St. Augustine's Church
Citation details: 4279/1874 JAMES HENRY A KILLEEN ELLEN YASS
Marriage of a half-siblingAlexander Burleigh WOODElizabeth Ann JAMESView this family
December 30, 1874 (Age 36 years)
Marriage of a half-siblingGeorge JAMESElizabeth Ann AMORView this family
about 1875 (Age 36 years)
Death of a brotherThomas Edward JAMES
November 6, 1876 (Age 38 years)

He had an inquest reported in The Yass Courier, Yass, NSW, Australia, on Friday, 10 November 1876 as follows:

Fatal Accident Near Yass

We regret to state that on last Tuesday afternoon, Mr. Thomas James, proprietor of the North Yass Hotel, was thrown from a horse he was riding, and died shortly afterwards. The deceased was one of the aldermen for O'Brien Ward, and was much respected by a large circle of acquaintances. Much sympathy is felt for the widow and family of eight children, the youngest an infant. The funeral took place yesterday afternoon, and was very numerously attended. The hearse was preceded by a large number of the members of the Yass Oddfellows Lodge, with their large banner in front draped in crepe. After the coffin, about thirty vehicles and over fifty horsemen, &c., followed. An inquest was held on Wednesday, and we append the evidence taken:-

Jeremiah Spearing deposed: I am a labourer, and reside near Yass; yesterday I saw the deceased going out to Mr. McGrath's Telegraph Inn, about three miles from Yass, in a vehicle; about two o'clock on the same day I noticed Mr. Denis McNamara going in the same direction; I was at the time at the back of Mr. Hannon's Carriers' Arms Inn; about four o'clock I heard a horse galloping past rather quickly; I looked along the road and noticed a man on horseback; I did not recognise who he was; I could see by his manner of riding that he was under the influence of liquor; he rode some distance, almost falling from the horse, and I then watched him until he fell; this occurred on the Yass side of Jones's Creek bridge; I then procured a horse and galloped up to where the accident occurred; I took hold of the deceased and asked him if he was hurt; I had then recognised him as Thomas James; He made no answer; There was a cart passing at the time, and with the assistance of the driver I placed deceased in it, and conveyed him to his own dwelling; immediately afterwards a messanger was sent to Yass for a doctor; I then went to meet the doctor; he told me to procure some leeches; I did so; on my return the doctor told me there was no hope of deceased recovering; the deceased was insensible from the time I picked him up until his death; which took place almost immediately after I returned with the leeches. Charles Smith deposed: I reside in North Yass; about four o'clock yesterday afternoon I went down to Jones's Creek after my horses, and as I was going along, Thomas James galloped past and said "good day"; I was near Jones's Creek, on the main road, when this happened; deceased then hit the horse with a whip, the horse went to one side and deceased leant on its neck and then fell off; a woman came up, and she told me to stop there while she went up and told Mrs. James; Jerry Spearing then came along and picked up deceased; there was a spring-cart near, and the deceased was placed in it; the spring-cart was then driven to deceased's residence; after he was taken into the house I saw no more of him; deceased did not speak or move in my presence after the accident. To a juryman: I think deceased was a little groggy, when he spoke to me. Dr. Perry deposed: I am a legally qualified medical practitioner, and reside in Yass; I have seen the body of the deceased; yesterday evening about four o'clock I was requested to come to North Yass to see Thomas James and was informed that he had had a fall from his horse; I went to his residence to see him and found him in a dying state; he was quite insensible, and unable to swallow; on examination I found bruises about his face and forehead; he was also bleeding from both ears; his pulse was beating very feebly; he slightly inspired twice and then died, within a very few minutes of my first seeing him; I sent for leeches and was prceeding to do what was necessary, but he died before anything could be done; I believe his death was caused by fracture to base of the skull, the result of a fall from a horse. The jury returned the latter part of the doctor's evidence as their verdict.4

Citation details: 11058/1876 JAMES THOMAS WILLIAM ESTHER YASS
Burial of a brotherThomas Edward JAMES
November 9, 1876 (Age 38 years)
Death of a fatherWilliam JAMES
December 11, 1878 (Age 40 years)
Citation details: 10616/1878 JAMES WILLIAM SAMUEL ANN YASS
Quality of data: secondary evidence
Death of a sisterAnn JAMES
July 25, 1895 (Age 57 years)
Death of a half-sisterEsther Adeliza JAMES
February 3, 1901 (Age 62 years)
Citation details: 3393/1901 TUCKWELL ESTHER A WILLIAM -- WARREN
Death July 31, 1902 (Age 64 years)
Family with parents - View this family
Marriage: July 24, 1832Parramatta, New South Wales, Australia
-23 months
elder sister
Birth: August 10, 1830 21New South Wales, Australia
Death: July 25, 1895Albury, New South Wales, Australia
22 months
elder brother
4 years
elder brother
2 years
John Henry JAMES
Birth: June 14, 1838 29Parramatta, New South Wales, Australia
Death: July 31, 1902Australia
3 years
younger sister
Father’s family with Mary LEWIS - View this family
Marriage: December 17, 1827Parramatta, New South Wales, Australia
Father’s family with Mary O'HARA - View this family
Marriage: about 1842Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
21 months
Mary Ann JAMES
Birth: September 20, 1843 34Parramatta, New South Wales, Australia
Death: March 17, 1844New South Wales, Australia
20 months
21 months
23 months
19 months
2 years
Mother’s family with John HENDLE - View this family
Marriage: January 20, 1812Parramatta, New South Wales, Australia
Mother’s family with George TUCKWELL - View this family

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Citation details: V1838649 22/1838 JAMES JOHN H WILLIAM ESTHUR --
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