MERCHANT James Henry

Male 1818 - 1865  (47 years)


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  • Name MERCHANT James Henry 
    Born 1818  Shropshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Christened 2 Aug 1818  Dawley Magna, Shropshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Emigration 19 Jul 1852  Sydney, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation 1850 Miner, Railway contractor 
    Died 21 May 1865  McLeods Creek, Drake, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried 23 May 1865  McLeods Creek, Drake, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I8299  The Tree of Me
    Last Modified 23 Jan 2017 

    Father MERCHANT Thomas,   b. 1781, Wellington, Shropshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Living 
    Family ID F5394  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Father Living 
    Mother Living 
    Family ID F3249  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family NEAL Sarah Matilda,   b. 11 Jun 1825, Islington, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Nov 1902, Vineland Cottage, Vineland, Tenterfield, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Married 28 Jul 1840  St James Church, Clerkenwell, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • The witnesses at James & Matilda's wedding were Thomas Neal and Sarah Bennett. James's home address at time of marriage was Balcomb Tuper. Matilda's address was Hermos Street, Pentonville. James was listed as occupation miner. Thomas Marchant & Hugh Neal (Fathers of both) were listed as occupation Miner.
    Children 
     1. MERCHANT Thomas Hugh,   b. 21 Jan 1843, Sampford, Wellington, Somerset, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Dec 1902, Drake, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years)
     2. MERCHANT Emily Ann (Emma),   b. 28 Mar 1848, Clarborough, Nottinghamshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Mar 1941, 117 Carrington Rd, Waverley, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years)
     3. MERCHANT Eliza Jane,   b. 11 Feb 1850, Great Gonerby, Grantham, Lincolnshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Apr 1911, Drake, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years)
     4. MERCHANT James Henry,   b. Abt 1851, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Apr 1929, Emmaville, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 78 years)
     5. MERCHANT Roseanna M,   b. 10 Sep 1855, South Counties, Liverpool Plains, NSW, Australia, (Braidwood) Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Sep 1936, Tenterfield, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
     6. MERCHANT Mary Ann,   b. Abt 1856, Tuena, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Jun 1943, Tenterfield, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 87 years)
     7. MERCHANT William John,   b. 5 Sep 1858, Farifield, Richmond River, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Mar 1923, Emmaville, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)
     8. MERCHANT Joseph,   b. 8 Oct 1860, Tabulum, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Sep 1937, Tenterfield, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
     9. MERCHANT George,   b. 26 Oct 1862, Tabulum, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jul 1938, Texas, Qld, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
     10. MERCHANT Sarah Matilda,   b. 4 Jan 1865, McLeods Creek, Drake, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Sep 1885, Tenterfield, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 20 years)
     11. Living
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    Last Modified 5 Jun 2018 
    Family ID F5378  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1818 - Shropshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChristened - 2 Aug 1818 - Dawley Magna, Shropshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsEmigration - 19 Jul 1852 - Sydney, NSW, Australia Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • 1851 Census
      James Merchant
      age 35
      head spouse Matilda
      born Wellington, Shropshire
      Civil Parish: Great Gonerby
      Licolnshire
      Sub District: Grantham
      Other Eliza 1 emily A 3 Matilda 27, Thomas 8 and Ann Welbaum 13
      Railway contractor employing 35 men

      Arrival
      Fleetwood and Frances 11 March 1852
      James, Sarah and children Thomas Hugh, Emily Ann (Emma), Eliza Jane, James H?


      Undated p

      James Merchant died from lung disease aged 50
      THOMAS MERCHANT was his father.
      MARY BALY was his mother (Baly on death certificate)
      SARAH SMITH was informant. (Cheviot Hills)
      MERTON SMITH undertaker.
      MERTON SMITH witness.
      5 males + 5 females living 1865
      1 male + 2 females deceased.
      BIOGRAPHY: Taken from I.G.I. Batch number C008592.
      From SYDNEY MORNING HERALD on July 19 ,1852.
      The arrival of immigrants James Merchant & family. There was also mention of Matilda's brother & family.
    • 1851 Census - Great Gonnerby, england

      James was a railway contractor employing 35 men

    Emigration:
    • per Fleetwood and Francis from London

    Died:
    • Disease of Lungs

  • Sources 
    1. [S6] 1865 5806.