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James (Jnr) DAWSON

James (Jnr) DAWSON

Male 1817 - 1868  (51 years)

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  • Name James (Jnr) DAWSON 
    Nickname Junior 
    Born 28 Jan 1817  Falkirk Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • The book, 'From Scotland to Strathalbyn - James snr & Jane nee Hamilton Dawson and their descendants' stated that James jnr was born in Tehran whereas his OPR confirms that he was born in Falkirk. This is also consistent with page 86 of John Mathews' article in 'Calatria - The Journal of the Falkirk Local History Society', Spring 2013, number 29.
      This note by Don Gordon on 15th April 2019.

    Christened 9 Feb 1817  Falkirk Find all individuals with events at this location 
    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-7842  Christina and Donald McLean
    Last Modified 15 Apr 2019 

    Father James (snr) DAWSON,   b. 1785, Falkirk Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 May 1865, Strathalbyn SA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Relationship -257 
    Mother Jane (Jean) HAMILTON,   b. 24 Feb 1802, Hamilton Lanarkshire Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Aug 1885, Springfield SA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Relationship -257 
    Married 3 Mar 1816  Falkirk Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 4, 5, 6
    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
    NEWSPAPER - Death of James DAWSON in 1868
    NEWSPAPER - Death of James DAWSON in 1868
    WW - James Dawson - born 28th Jan 1817, baptized 9th Feb 1817 in Falkirk
    WW - James Dawson - born 28th Jan 1817, baptized 9th Feb 1817 in Falkirk
    Child: Dawson, James (lawful)
    Parents: James Dawson & Jean Hamilton
    Witnesses: George Ritchie & William Scott
    Born: 28th January

  • 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



    5. [S-137] My Heritage Mark Brabant, my heritage (with a log in), 17 Apr 2019 Researcher Lorna McLean.
      Jane ( Jean ) Dawson nee Hamilton 1802 - 1885 Birth:Mar 8 1802 Hamilton,Lanarkshire,Scotland,UK Nationality:Australia Title:Mrs Religion:Protestant: Marriage to: James Dawson on Feb 16 1816 Falkirk Scotland Immigration:Apr 30 1839 Port Adelaide, South Australia Death: Aug 9 1885 Springfield, Strathalbyn, SA Burial:Strathalbyn General Cemetery SA
      Family members Parents:William Hamilton 1777 - 1850 Janet / Jannet Hamilton (born Pollock) 1777 - 1857 Husband: James Dawson 1781 - 1865

    6. [S-87] will require your own log on, https://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk/record-results?search_type=people&event=M&record_type%5B0%5D=opr_marriages&church_type=Old%20Parish%20Registers&dl_cat=church&dl_rec=church-banns-marriages&surname=dawson&surname_so=exact&forename=james&forename_so=starts&spouse_name=hamilton&spouse_name_so=exact&from_year=1800&to_year=1850&record=Church%20of%20Scotland%20%28old%20parish%20registers%29%20Roman%20Catholic%20Church%20Other%20churches, 21 Apr 2019 Researcher Lorna McLean.
      DAWSON JAMES m.JEAN HAMILTON FR2560 (FR2560) on 16/02/1816 479/ 90 195 at Falkirk Scotland. no credits for document of OPR MARRIAGE