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Sergeant James Brumby (1771.........1838)

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.The New South Wales Corps. ( Rum Corps. ) "Renamed 102nd Regiment.  (
  • Born : c.1771
  • Where Born :  Scotton, Lincolnshire, England
  • Occupation : Soldier / Farmer
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  • Date arrival : 14 October1791 
  • Ship Arrived : "Britania  "
    Rank on Discharge : Sergeant 
  • Date of Enlistment :  4 January 1790 as Private
  • Where Enlisted :England
  • Enlistment Details:    Private Free
  • Date of Discharge :  25/12/1808
  • Where Discharged : Sydney
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  • Parents Names : William and Rebecca Brumby.
  • Spouse's Name :  Elizabeth Annesley (Hainsley, Ainsley, Ainslie), 
  • Date Married :  18 March 1811
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  • Born : .1770
  • Where Born : Lincolnshire
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  • Died : 12 March 1846
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    Area Settled :
     Port Dalrymple 
    Children :
       John, had died but two others survived him to become prosperous landowners in the Longford district.
    History & Achievements :

     

     held 25 acres (10 ha) at Hunter's Hill; this grant was later cancelled and in 1797 he was granted 100 acres (40 ha) at Mulgrave Place. While still serving in the corps he grazed stock on this land and on government land as well.

    In 1804, as a sergeant in the New South Wales Corps, he sailed with Colonel  William Paterson to found the settlement at Port Dalrymple on the River Tamar. Took his discharge and remained as a settler in Van Diemen's Land where he had established himself as a landholder. 

     The 1819 General Muster shows him as having 50 acres (20 ha) sown with wheat and 570 acres (231 ha) under pasture, 5 horses, 341 cattle, 1300 sheep, a wife and three children; he had a grazing licence for Queen's Bay Bluff at Port Dalrymple and seven convict servants,  By 1824 he had a punt service over the South Esk, and as a reward was granted more land across the river.

    James Brumby through his own efforts progressed from a private soldier to a well-to-do landowner. He was always ready to help others. In 1813 he successfully prosecuted a man for cruelty to cattle, and there are instances of his kindness to the Aboriginals. . He died on 14 September 1838, leaving a widow, formerly Elizabeth Annesley (Hainsley, Ainsley, Ainslie), (b.1770 in Lincolnshire, d. 12 March 1846), whom he had married on 18 March 1811. 

     

    References
    Military records  ,Pay rolls, Pay Musters, Cemetery Records, Church Records & General Muster Records, Mitchell Library ,Sydney Australia
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    Historical Records of Australia, series 3, vols 1-3; Macarthur papers, 102A (State Library of New South Wales); Bonwick transcripts, box 88 (State Library of New South Wales); CSO 1/44/831 (Archives Office of Tasmania).
    Author: A. W. Campbell
    Print Publication Details: A. W. Campbell, 'Brumby, James (1771 - 1838)', Australian Dictionary of Biography, Volume 1, Melbourne University Press, 1966, p. 171.
    A. W. Campbell, 'Brumby, James (1771 - 1838)', Australian Dictionary of Biography, Online Edition,
    Copyright 2006, updated continuously, ISSN 1833-7538, published by Australian National University