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James (jnr) DAWSON

James (jnr) DAWSON

Male 1817 - 1868  (51 years)

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  • Name James (jnr) DAWSON 
    Born 28 Jan 1817  Tehran Persia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Emigration 1839  SA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    James migrated from Scotland to South Australia in 1839, with his mother and siblings (his father had migrated earlier). 
    Emigration 1859  New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location 
    In 1859, James migrated to New Zealand with this wife and children. 
    Biography Notes James had 9 children.  [3
    Biography Notes Mark Dawson, who managed the Dawson website on My Heritage MIGHT be a descendant. 
    Biography Notes Some of James' descendants are living in NSW.  [2
    Cause of death 28 Jul 1868  Akatore NZ Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    James, who was a splitter working in the Big Bush at Akatore, was killed when a tree he was cutting down fell on him.  
    Residence During his life time, James lived in Persia, Scotland, Strathalbyn and New Zealand. 
    Died 28 Jul 1868  Akatore NZ Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I-7844  Christina and Donald McLean
    Last Modified 19 Oct 2017 

    Father James (snr) DAWSON,   b. c1781, UK Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 May 1865, Strathalbyn SA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 83 years) 
    Relationship -257 
    Mother Jane HAMILTON,   b. 5 Jun 1868, Gilbert SA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Apr 1908, Walleroo SA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 39 years) 
    Relationship -257 
    Married 3 Mar 1816  Falkirk Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 4
    Family ID F-257  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Sarah LATTA,   b. 17 Sep 1824,   d. 25 Dec 1901  (Age 77 years) 
    Married 11 May 1849  [1
    Children of marriage James and Sarah had 9 children.  [3
    Children 
    +1. James DAWSON
     2. Unknown DAWSON,   b. 31 Mar 1857, Strathalbyn SA Find all individuals with events at this location  []
    Last Modified 12 Jan 2017 23:54:14 
    Family ID F-738  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Documents
    Death of James DAWSON in 1868
    Death of James DAWSON in 1868

  • Sources 
    1. [S-8] PUBLICATION Dawson book in Goolwa Library, Yvonne Heath of Morphettville, (Heath of Morphettville), C0461991941 - Goolwa.

    2. [S-28] PUBLICATION "Old Strathalbyn" Nancy Gemmell, page 14.

    3. [S-69] NEWSPAPER TROVE Otago Daily Times NZ, 30th July 1868.

    4. [S-59] http://www.familyhistorysa.info/colonists.html, Barry Leadbetter, 1.
      MCLEAN Allan, Catharine DAWSON, married 29 feb 1844 at Wheatsheaf Inn Mt Barker as this information does not match the uncited/sourced information. As it is so different I have left it for further researchers to confirm or delete. Sourced 5 Feb 2016 Researcher Lorna McLean