Mid North Coast Pioneers - Newcastle to Lismore and beyond

James PENDERGASTAge: 62 years18031865

Name
James PENDERGAST
Given names
James
Surname
PENDERGAST
Also known as
James PRENDERGAST
Birth about 1803 34 27
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The children of John and Jane were:

James 1803 -1863 Thomas 1805-1862 Sarah 1806 - 1873 William 1808 - 1850 Bridget 1810 - 1885 Charlotte born 1810

It should be noted here that the Charlotte mentioned above is incorrect. Her name was Charlotte HANCY and is not a twin of Bridget.

Publication: 1995
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The Pendergast's had five children all born in the Hawkesbury district, James born 1803, Thomas born 1805, Sarah born 1806, William born 1808 and twins Bridget and Charlotte born 1810. John's eldest son, also called John, was born in 1800, however his mother is not known.

It should be noted here that the Charlotte mentioned above is incorrect. Her name was Charlotte HANCY and is not a twin of Bridget.

Birth of a brotherThomas PENDERGAST
February 2, 1805 (Age 2 years)
Text:

The children of John and Jane were:

James 1803 -1863 Thomas 1805-1862 Sarah 1806 - 1873 William 1808 - 1850 Bridget 1810 - 1885 Charlotte born 1810

It should be noted here that the Charlotte mentioned above is incorrect. Her name was Charlotte HANCY and is not a twin of Bridget.

Publication: 1995
Text:

The Pendergast's had five children all born in the Hawkesbury district, James born 1803, Thomas born 1805, Sarah born 1806, William born 1808 and twins Bridget and Charlotte born 1810. John's eldest son, also called John, was born in 1800, however his mother is not known.

It should be noted here that the Charlotte mentioned above is incorrect. Her name was Charlotte HANCY and is not a twin of Bridget.

Birth of a sisterSarah Jane PENDERGAST
February 2, 1805 (Age 2 years)
Text:

The children of John and Jane were:

James 1803 -1863 Thomas 1805-1862 Sarah 1806 - 1873 William 1808 - 1850 Bridget 1810 - 1885 Charlotte born 1810

It should be noted here that the Charlotte mentioned above is incorrect. Her name was Charlotte HANCY and is not a twin of Bridget.

Publication: 1995
Text:

The Pendergast's had five children all born in the Hawkesbury district, James born 1803, Thomas born 1805, Sarah born 1806, William born 1808 and twins Bridget and Charlotte born 1810. John's eldest son, also called John, was born in 1800, however his mother is not known.

It should be noted here that the Charlotte mentioned above is incorrect. Her name was Charlotte HANCY and is not a twin of Bridget.

Note: Tony Paul in his Kerr - Rogan Family History has the DOB of Sarah as 2 Feb 1805.
Birth of a brotherWilliam PENDERGAST
1808 (Age 5 years)
Text:

The children of John and Jane were:

"James 1803 -1863 Thomas 1805-1862 Sarah 1806 - 1873 William 1808 - 1850 Bridget 1810 - 1885 Charlotte born 1810"

It should be noted here that the Charlotte mentioned above is incorrect. Her name was Charlotte HANCY and is not a twin of Bridget.

Publication: 1995
Text:

The Pendergast's had five children all born in the Hawkesbury district, James born 1803, Thomas born 1805, Sarah born 1806, William born 1808 and twins Bridget and Charlotte born 1810. John's eldest son, also called John, was born in 1800, however his mother is not known.

It should be noted here that the Charlotte mentioned above is incorrect. Her name was Charlotte HANCY and is not a twin of Bridget.

Birth of a sisterBridget PENDERGAST
1810 (Age 7 years)
Publication: .jpg file attached to email of 24 January 2011.
Publication: 1995
Text:

The Pendergast's had five children all born in the Hawkesbury district, James born 1803, Thomas born 1805, Sarah born 1806, William born 1808 and twins Bridget and Charlotte born 1810. John's eldest son, also called John, was born in 1800, however his mother is not known.

It should be noted here that the Charlotte mentioned above is incorrect. Her name was Charlotte HANCY and is not a twin of Bridget.

Note: Some people have included a Charlotte HANCY as Charlotte PENDERGAST as a twin sister of Bridget. In an email from Susan Smith she includes: "Charlotte was not a twin of Bridget Pendergass, her last name is Hancy, this has been confirmed some time ago, she was staying on the property at the time of the census & because she had the same date of birth it was thought she & Bridget were twins. This has been discussed several times on a forum. I'll get the evidence to you when I have more time."
Marriage of a siblingPatrick TUNNYSarah Jane PENDERGASTView this family
Type: Religious marriage
1821 (Age 18 years)
Note: Roman Catholic
Marriage of a half-siblingJohn PENDERGASTElizabeth DWYERView this family
August 1, 1824 (Age 21 years)
Marriage of a siblingJohn LYNCHSarah Jane PENDERGASTView this family
Type: Common Law Marriage
1825 (Age 22 years)
Religious marriageSophia HANCYView this family
May 5, 1828 (Age 25 years)
Address: St. Mary's Roman Catholic
Citation details: V1828264 127/1828 PRENDERGAST JAMES HANCEY SOPHIA LD
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There is also this reference:

V1828267 128/1828 PRENDERGAST JAMES HANCEY SOPHIA LD

Citation details: Family Tree of Loretta Reid.
Birth of a son
#1
James PENDERGAST
1828 (Age 25 years)
Residence 1828 (Age 25 years)
Note: James' sister Bridget was residing with him at this time.
Birth of a son
#2
John PENDERGAST
July 1830 (Age 27 years)

Publication: 1995
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John Pendergast son of James & Sophia Pendergast died 30 August 1830 aged 5 weeks.

Death of a sonJohn PENDERGAST
August 30, 1830 (Age 27 years) Age: 5 weeks

Publication: 1995
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John Pendergast son of James & Sophia Pendergast died 30 August 1830 aged 5 weeks.

Pendergast - John
Pendergast - John

Note: Image kindly provided by Karen Jackson.

Marriage of a siblingPatrick REEDBridget PENDERGASTView this family
Type: Religious marriage
October 31, 1831 (Age 28 years)
Address: Church of England Chapel
Publication: .jpg file attached to email of 24 January 2011.
Citation details: V18311274 15/1831 REED PATRICK PENDERGAST BRIDGET CY
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There is also this reference:

V18315388 3B/1831 REED PATRICK PENDERGAST BRIDGET MP

Publication: Lesley Uebel, 2001, CD
Citation details: Marriages - 1810 - 1851
Note: Married by banns and permission of his Excellency by chaplain Thomas Sharpe. Witnesses were James Cook and George Everingham.
Death of a fatherJohn PENDERGAST
January 29, 1833 (Age 30 years)
Publication: New South Wales Government
Citation details: V1833737 17/1833 PENDERGRASS JOHN AGE 76
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John Pendergast and Jane Williams JOHN PENDERGAST (also recorded as Pendergass, Pendergrafs or Prendergast) was tried at Dublin in March 1799. He was transported on the Minerva which sailed from Cork, Ireland on 24 August 1799 and arrived at Port Jackson on 11 January 1800.

John was born in Ireland in 1769 and died in Windsor, New South Wales, on 27 January 1833. At his trial his occupation was listed as a labourer.

JANE WILLIAMS arrived in Sydney aboard the Nile on 14 December 1801. She had been tried in Gloucester on 12 January 1801.

Jane was born in 1776 and died in Windsor in December 1838.

A record of the marriage between John Pendergast and Jane Williams has not been located.

By 1808 John Pendergast had acquired a farm at Upper Half Moon Reach on the Hawkesbury River. Prior to this he had rented 30 acres at Mulgrave Place. Despite floods farming on the Hawkesbury was a successful venture with crops including wheat and maize and land used for grazing cattle and pigs.

John Pendergast was a Catholic and was actively involved with the establishment of the Catholic church in New South Wales. He donated land for the building of a school but the land may have been used instead for a chapel which was later washed away in the 1867 floods. A small Catholic cemetery was located on his land. (John Pendergast and Upper Half Moon Reach)

The children of John and Jane were:

James 1803 -1863 Thomas 1805-1862 Sarah 1806 - 1873 William 1808 - 1850 Bridget 1810 - 1885 Charlotte born 1810

Records show that John Pendergast also had a son, John 1800 - 1867 who was a farmer at Campbelltown.

Their son, WILLIAM PENDERGAST married SARAH HOLLAND

A John Pendergast was listed as a landowner in the Campbelltown area and a street in Minto was named after an early landholder, John Pendergast. The Pendergast family donated a block of land on the corner of Campbelltown Road and Redfern Road to the Catholic Church.

Publication: 1995
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John Pendergast died on the 29th January 1833 aged 73 years, and is one of the first buried in the Catholic Cemetery in Windsor.

Note: There is a disparity with his age given on the death reference as being 76 years old and the calculated birth year from his convict records.
Marriage of a siblingWilliam PENDERGASTSarah HOLLANDView this family
Type: Religious marriage
July 26, 1837 (Age 34 years)
Address: St. Matthew's Roman Catholic
Citation details: V1837313 90/1837 PENDERGAST WILLIAM HOLLAND SARAH LC
Death of a motherJane WILLIAMS
December 3, 1838 (Age 35 years)
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John Pendergast and Jane Williams JOHN PENDERGAST (also recorded as Pendergass, Pendergrafs or Prendergast) was tried at Dublin in March 1799. He was transported on the Minerva which sailed from Cork, Ireland on 24 August 1799 and arrived at Port Jackson on 11 January 1800.

John was born in Ireland in 1769 and died in Windsor, New South Wales, on 27 January 1833. At his trial his occupation was listed as a labourer.

JANE WILLIAMS arrived in Sydney aboard the Nile on 14 December 1801. She had been tried in Gloucester on 12 January 1801.

Jane was born in 1776 and died in Windsor in December 1838.

A record of the marriage between John Pendergast and Jane Williams has not been located.

By 1808 John Pendergast had acquired a farm at Upper Half Moon Reach on the Hawkesbury River. Prior to this he had rented 30 acres at Mulgrave Place. Despite floods farming on the Hawkesbury was a successful venture with crops including wheat and maize and land used for grazing cattle and pigs.

John Pendergast was a Catholic and was actively involved with the establishment of the Catholic church in New South Wales. He donated land for the building of a school but the land may have been used instead for a chapel which was later washed away in the 1867 floods. A small Catholic cemetery was located on his land. (John Pendergast and Upper Half Moon Reach)

The children of John and Jane were:

James 1803 -1863 Thomas 1805-1862 Sarah 1806 - 1873 William 1808 - 1850 Bridget 1810 - 1885 Charlotte born 1810

Records show that John Pendergast also had a son, John 1800 - 1867 who was a farmer at Campbelltown.

Their son, WILLIAM PENDERGAST married SARAH HOLLAND

A John Pendergast was listed as a landowner in the Campbelltown area and a street in Minto was named after an early landholder, John Pendergast. The Pendergast family donated a block of land on the corner of Campbelltown Road and Redfern Road to the Catholic Church.

Citation details: Family Tree of Loretta Reid.
Note: I was unable to find a relevant death reference for the date given by Vicki. But I have found the fo…
Burial of a motherJane WILLIAMS
December 3, 1838 (Age 35 years)
Citation details: Family Tree of Loretta Reid.
Death of a wifeSophia HANCY
1845 (Age 42 years)
Death of a brotherWilliam PENDERGAST
October 9, 1850 (Age 47 years)
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The children of John and Jane were:

James 1803 -1863 Thomas 1805-1862 Sarah 1806 - 1873 William 1808 - 1850 Bridget 1810 - 1885 Charlotte born 1810

Marriage of a half-siblingJohn PENDERGASTEmma B TAYLORView this family
August 14, 1854 (Age 51 years)
Death of a sonJames PENDERGAST
1860 (Age 57 years)

Death of a brotherThomas PENDERGAST
May 29, 1862 (Age 59 years)
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The children of John and Jane were:

James 1803 -1863 Thomas 1805-1862 Sarah 1806 - 1873 William 1808 - 1850 Bridget 1810 - 1885 Charlotte born 1810

Publication: New South Wales Government
Citation details: 3444/1862 PENDERGAST THOMAS JOHN JANE COOMA
Property September 28, 1863 (Age 60 years)
Publication: 1995
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On the 28th September 1863, James Pendergast purchased 40 acres, Portion 3, at a Sale by Auction of Crown Lands in Windsor. The Land Purchase was registered on the 4th December 1863 and the Crown issued a Certificate of Title under the new legislation regarding land.18 James Pendergast passed away on the 17th October 1865 at Pitt Town and was buried in the Catholic Cemetery in Windsor. He had led a very busy life marrying twice and fathering twenty one children! According to his Will dated the 1st August 1865, he left Adlam's Farm, in trust for his two daughters, Sophia Catherine Pendergast and Margaret Elizabeth Brown nee Pendergast and then in equal shares in trust for their children.19 His wife Susannah was to receive any rent and profit from his real estate. James left the Half Moon Farm properties in trust, with his wife and her brother James Augustine Cunneen as executors. Cunneen, died in 1889 and Susannah died in 1902,her eldest son, John Joseph Pendergast was appointed as the Trustee. Margaret Elizabeth Brown died in 1881, leaving her half share to her six children. Sophia Catherine Pendergast died in 1915 aged 78 years. Sophia, a spinster, left no issue and under the term of her father's will, her half share reverted to his heirs, thirteen of his remaining children. Sophia was living at Half Moon Farm, with her two nieces, at the time of her death. The Trust was wound up after Sophia's death and the property sold, the estate being divided into twenty parts. The eight page conveyance of the property lists details of most of the members involved in James Pendergast's will, including dates of marriage and death, a boon for family members.

The property was sold to Myra Brown and Mary Wiseman Hancy Brown for £1040, they had each received £126/13/4 as their payment. A Certificate of Title dated the 17th November 1915, gave the 40 acres, Portion 3 to Myra Brown (born 1867) and Mary Wiseman Hancy Brown (born 1873), half shares, transferred from their Uncle, John Joseph Pendergast, trustee. The original Adlam's grant remained under the Old Systems Titles, whereas the 40 acre property was issued as Torrens Title. The sisters, also spinsters, had lived on the farm with their Aunt Sophia, possibly from the time of their mother's death in 1902. The farm was reported to have been operated as an orchard with the assistance of orphaned children. Remnants remain on the site of a packing shed. A wharf was located on the bend in the river and the fruit was loaded onto the riverboats to be transported to the Sydney Markets. The wharf was also used for the store boat which brought supplies from Windsor up until the early 1950s. (It is still quicker today to travel to the property by river, the road is still little more than a track.) The land was mortgaged to Margaret Lindsay Dick, spinster of Windsor on the same day as the Title was dated and discharged in 1929.21 The sisters disposed of the Farm in 1938 to a solicitor who died intestate shortly after.

Death October 17, 1865 (Age 62 years)
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The children of John and Jane were:

James 1803 -1863 [DOD of 1863 is incorrect] Thomas 1805-1862 Sarah 1806 - 1873 William 1808 - 1850 Bridget 1810 - 1885 Charlotte born 1810

Publication: 1995
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James Pendergast passed away on the 17th October 1865 at Pitt Town and was buried in the Catholic Cemetery in Windsor.

Publication: New South Wales Government
Citation details: 6413/1865 PENDERGAST JAMES JOHN JANE WINDSOR
Note: Vicki Court incorrectly has the DOD of James as 1863.
Burial
Address: Roman Catholic
Publication: 1995
Text:

James Pendergast passed away on the 17th October 1865 at Pitt Town and was buried in the Catholic Cemetery in Windsor.

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Marriage: 1802Parramatta, , New South Wales, Australia
2 years
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James PENDERGAST
Birth: about 1803 34 27Windsor, , New South Wales, Australia
Death: October 17, 1865Pitt Town, , New South Wales, Australia
2 years
younger brother
Thomas PENDERGAST
Birth: February 2, 1805 36 29Hawkesbury River, , New South Wales, Australia
Death: May 29, 1862Moonbah, , New South Wales, Australia
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4 years
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James PENDERGAST
Birth: about 1803 34 27Windsor, , New South Wales, Australia
Death: October 17, 1865Pitt Town, , New South Wales, Australia
wife
Marriage: May 5, 1828Sydney, , New South Wales, Australia
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BirthWeb Site - Family Connections by Vicki Court
Text:

The children of John and Jane were:

James 1803 -1863 Thomas 1805-1862 Sarah 1806 - 1873 William 1808 - 1850 Bridget 1810 - 1885 Charlotte born 1810

It should be noted here that the Charlotte mentioned above is incorrect. Her name was Charlotte HANCY and is not a twin of Bridget.

BirthA Brief History of the Land at Upper Half Moon Reach, Hawksbury River
Publication: 1995
Text:

The Pendergast's had five children all born in the Hawkesbury district, James born 1803, Thomas born 1805, Sarah born 1806, William born 1808 and twins Bridget and Charlotte born 1810. John's eldest son, also called John, was born in 1800, however his mother is not known.

It should be noted here that the Charlotte mentioned above is incorrect. Her name was Charlotte HANCY and is not a twin of Bridget.

BirthWeb Site - Monaro Pioneers
MarriageMarriages registered in New South Wales.
Citation details: V1828264 127/1828 PRENDERGAST JAMES HANCEY SOPHIA LD
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There is also this reference:

V1828267 128/1828 PRENDERGAST JAMES HANCEY SOPHIA LD

MarriageWeb Site - ancestry.com.au
Citation details: Family Tree of Loretta Reid.
MarriageWeb Site - Monaro Pioneers
ResidenceWeb Site - Monaro Pioneers
PropertyA Brief History of the Land at Upper Half Moon Reach, Hawksbury River
Publication: 1995
Text:

On the 28th September 1863, James Pendergast purchased 40 acres, Portion 3, at a Sale by Auction of Crown Lands in Windsor. The Land Purchase was registered on the 4th December 1863 and the Crown issued a Certificate of Title under the new legislation regarding land.18 James Pendergast passed away on the 17th October 1865 at Pitt Town and was buried in the Catholic Cemetery in Windsor. He had led a very busy life marrying twice and fathering twenty one children! According to his Will dated the 1st August 1865, he left Adlam's Farm, in trust for his two daughters, Sophia Catherine Pendergast and Margaret Elizabeth Brown nee Pendergast and then in equal shares in trust for their children.19 His wife Susannah was to receive any rent and profit from his real estate. James left the Half Moon Farm properties in trust, with his wife and her brother James Augustine Cunneen as executors. Cunneen, died in 1889 and Susannah died in 1902,her eldest son, John Joseph Pendergast was appointed as the Trustee. Margaret Elizabeth Brown died in 1881, leaving her half share to her six children. Sophia Catherine Pendergast died in 1915 aged 78 years. Sophia, a spinster, left no issue and under the term of her father's will, her half share reverted to his heirs, thirteen of his remaining children. Sophia was living at Half Moon Farm, with her two nieces, at the time of her death. The Trust was wound up after Sophia's death and the property sold, the estate being divided into twenty parts. The eight page conveyance of the property lists details of most of the members involved in James Pendergast's will, including dates of marriage and death, a boon for family members.

The property was sold to Myra Brown and Mary Wiseman Hancy Brown for £1040, they had each received £126/13/4 as their payment. A Certificate of Title dated the 17th November 1915, gave the 40 acres, Portion 3 to Myra Brown (born 1867) and Mary Wiseman Hancy Brown (born 1873), half shares, transferred from their Uncle, John Joseph Pendergast, trustee. The original Adlam's grant remained under the Old Systems Titles, whereas the 40 acre property was issued as Torrens Title. The sisters, also spinsters, had lived on the farm with their Aunt Sophia, possibly from the time of their mother's death in 1902. The farm was reported to have been operated as an orchard with the assistance of orphaned children. Remnants remain on the site of a packing shed. A wharf was located on the bend in the river and the fruit was loaded onto the riverboats to be transported to the Sydney Markets. The wharf was also used for the store boat which brought supplies from Windsor up until the early 1950s. (It is still quicker today to travel to the property by river, the road is still little more than a track.) The land was mortgaged to Margaret Lindsay Dick, spinster of Windsor on the same day as the Title was dated and discharged in 1929.21 The sisters disposed of the Farm in 1938 to a solicitor who died intestate shortly after.

DeathWeb Site - Family Connections by Vicki Court
Text:

The children of John and Jane were:

James 1803 -1863 [DOD of 1863 is incorrect] Thomas 1805-1862 Sarah 1806 - 1873 William 1808 - 1850 Bridget 1810 - 1885 Charlotte born 1810

DeathA Brief History of the Land at Upper Half Moon Reach, Hawksbury River
Publication: 1995
Text:

James Pendergast passed away on the 17th October 1865 at Pitt Town and was buried in the Catholic Cemetery in Windsor.

DeathDeaths Registered in New South Wales
Publication: New South Wales Government
Citation details: 6413/1865 PENDERGAST JAMES JOHN JANE WINDSOR
DeathKerr - Rogan - Legacy Family Tree
DeathWeb Site - Monaro Pioneers
BurialA Brief History of the Land at Upper Half Moon Reach, Hawksbury River
Publication: 1995
Text:

James Pendergast passed away on the 17th October 1865 at Pitt Town and was buried in the Catholic Cemetery in Windsor.