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John Snr b1828 CHERITON

John Snr b1828 CHERITON

Male 1828 - 1917  (89 years)

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  • Name John Snr b1828 CHERITON  [1
    Nickname Senior 
    Born 1 Jan 1828  Exeter UK Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Biography Notes 27 Mar 1853  Belvidere SA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    P5 publication "Belvidere" by Lance C Wakefield. "the establishment and expanson of the colony of SA was largely dependent on the surveying of the districs. Until such a survey was completed the land could not be legally owned. Belvidere wa ssurveyed on 27 Mar 1853 by William dawson and Corporal R Johnson." there are two possibilites ....how Belvidere name originated...1. According to Georffrey H Mannings book "From the Romance of Place Names in SA" John Cheriton gave this name when he subdivided Section 2760 Hundred of Bremer into various sized allotments in 1866". At "home" in Kent Belevedere was spelled differently.  
    Biography Notes 1866  Belvidere SA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    P18 "Belvidere" publication by Lance C Wakefield. FORD CROSSING...heavy bullock wagon teamsters and people going through Belvidere SA to Wellington, Eastern States, or south to Milang for river trade, roads were an important issue. A site of a Belvidere Bridge was in contention between Cheriton and local John Jones. The result being that two bridges were built-"The Belvidere" and "The Cheritons" the latter being opened 4 Jul 1864 by Cheritons second dau Mary, when 11yoa.  
    Biography Notes 1890 
    1890 DESCRIPTIVE AUSTRALIA AND FEDERAL GUIDE (source: Alexandrina Local History Wiki)
    JOHN CHERITON, J.P.
    This gentleman is a native of Devonshire, England, born in 1830, and came to Australia in the ship SPARTAN [Commander, Captain Pain] in 1848 , being then only 18 years of age.
    Soon after his arrival he resumed his former occupation as farmer at Strathalbyn, where he was employed at 10 shillings per week, the highest he received as employee being one pound per week. In 1851 he went to the Victorian gold fields , the trip occupying 3 weeks by water. He returned after three months, but later on revisited the diggings, spending in all nine months there, and on his return to Strathalbyn in 1852 had acquired sufficient means to purchase 142 acres of land at 4 pounds 10 shillings per acre. This he afterwards increased to 2,500 acres, which is mostly cultivated and used by his son for grazing sheep.
    Mr. Cheriton is now carrying auctioneering and farming together. He is one of the oldest residents of the town and has always taken an active and prominent part in promoting the progress of the town and district. He represented the Mount Barker district from 1867 to 1872 in the House of Assembly, and during that period was elected three times. During his Parliamentary career Mr. Cheriton was successful in obtaining a reform in the land laws which was his chief object; this reform enabling farmers and others to purchase land direct from the Government.
    He was appointed Justice of the Peace about 1865. He has been very successful in the past, but has lost considerably through depreciation of property.
    He was married in 1849 to Miss McLean, daughter of Doctor McLean, who arrived here in 1837, and has a family of one son and one daughter.
    Mr. Cheriton advocates protection only to colonial produce and industries. He disapproves of Local Boards, and considers that land should be classified, priced accordingly, and left open for purchase.
     
    Died 20 Jun 1917  Strathalbyn SA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Biography Notes 1 Oct 1975  Belvidere SA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    P21 Cheritons Bridge closed and in 1977 replaced by a ford. 
    Buried Strathalbyn SA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Person ID I-5274  Christina and Donald McLean | Jane McLean's descendants
    Last Modified 17 Jul 2019 

    Family Jane MCLEAN,   b. 18 Apr 1830, Duisky Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Oct 1886, Strathalbyn SA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years) 
    Married 21 Nov 1849  Adelaide SA Find all individuals with events at this location  [7, 8
    • Jane aged 7 years when (1830-1886) the family left Scotland to arrive in SA by the "Navarino" on 6/12/1837. She is shown in the S.A. Census of 1841 as aged "under 14" and residing with her parents at Strathalbyn SA.

      MARRIAGE: (possibly at Holy Trinity, Adelaide as her husband was English) to John Cheriton (b.1829 at Exeter Devonshire UK). John arrived in S.A. in 1848 by the ship "Spartan" when he was aged 19, so he and Jane were both very young when they married the following year.
    Children 
     1. Christina Agnes CHERITON,   b. 22 Sep 1850, Strathalbyn SA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Aug 1881, Strathalbyn SA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 30 years)  []
     2. Susannah Ann CHERITON,   b. 8 Aug 1852, Belvidere SA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Nov 1905, Strathalbyn SA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 53 years)  []
     3. John Jnr b1854 CHERITON,   b. 22 Aug 1854, Belvidere SA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Aug 1940, Fullarton SA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)  []
    Last Modified 7 Jan 2017 12:42:20 
    Family ID F-1718  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    John Cheritons Belvidere Home
    John Cheritons Belvidere Home

    Headstones

    HS CHERITON John & Jane nee McLean.jpg

    Stories
    5197 - Jane McLean & John Cheriton
    5197 - Jane McLean & John Cheriton
    Jane's line - biography as published in the BRB in 1995

  • Sources 
    1. [S-3] FS BRB - 'Donald & Christina McLean & Their Descendants', 1995, The BRB has a good index for each individual. Copies of the BRB available Strathalbyn National Trust Museum & Library, several libraries around Australia including State Library SA, and Western Australian Genealogical Society Bayswater WA Request assistance for locating a copy through 'Contact us' on this website. .

    2. [S-59] http://www.familyhistorysa.info/colonists.html, Barry Leadbetter, 1, 5 Dec 2016 Researcher Lorna McLean.
      CHERITON John, Jane MCLEAN married 1849-11-21 at Adelaide, aged 21, 19

      This record offers Johns birthdate as at 19yoa. So have altered from circa1829 to 1828.

    3. [S-64] PUBLICATION "Belvidere" Lance C Wakefield 1992, (Mr Lance Wakefield, Printed: Lutheran Publishing House 205 Halifax st Adelaide), ISBN 0 646 122 010., 5 , 3 Feb 2017 Researcher Lorna McLean.

    4. [S-64] PUBLICATION "Belvidere" Lance C Wakefield 1992, (Mr Lance Wakefield, Printed: Lutheran Publishing House 205 Halifax st Adelaide), ISBN 0 646 122 010., 18, 3 Feb 2017 Researcher Lorna McLean.

    5. [S-64] PUBLICATION "Belvidere" Lance C Wakefield 1992, (Mr Lance Wakefield, Printed: Lutheran Publishing House 205 Halifax st Adelaide), ISBN 0 646 122 010., 21, 3 Feb 2017 Researcher Lorna McLean.

    6. [S-13] REGISTER Burials & Cremations - Alexandrina Council SA, Family History Group at Library.

    7. [S-2] FM Adele Whitmore - evidence pending, Spouse of person 14-x.

    8. [S-59] http://www.familyhistorysa.info/colonists.html, Barry Leadbetter, 1.
      CHERITON John, Jane MCLEAN married 1849-11-21 at Adelaide, aged 21, 19

      This wedding date matches Edwin MacLean. Left alone. Researcher Lorna Mclean 05/12/2016
      though on birth date of John Cheriton I have made an entry.