Private James Alexander
Frazer (c 1774....1827)
Back To . . . 73rd
Regiment 1st Battalion
Where Born : Inverness, Scotland
Occupation : Soldier /
Date Arrived : 28.Dec.1809
Ship Arrived on : "Hindustan"
Rank on Discharge : Private
Date of Enlistment :
Date of Discharge : 1811
Died : 1827 age 53
Where Died /
Buried : Port
Macquarie / Port Macquarie Pioneer Cemetery
Parents Names : unknown at present
Spouse's Name : Christana Drummond
Date Married : 1807
Where Married : Fifeshire Scotland
Where Born : Pertlassie, Fifeshire Scotland
Occupation : Soldiers Wife
Date Arrived : 1.Jan.1810
Ship Arrived on : "Dromedary"
Died : 30.April.18776 age 90 years
Where Died /
Spouse's Parents : unknown at present
- Area Settled :
- Windsor , Hawksbury River area
- Children :
- 1 . Catherine Frazer (b.1808 Perth Scotland.......d.)
- 2 . Peter Frazer (b.22/4/1810.Sydney ....d.)
- 3 . Celia Frazer .(.b. 1813. Newcastle......d.)
- 4 . James Frazer .(b.1815.Newcastle...d..)
- 5 . Andrew Frazer (b.1817.Newcastle.....d.)
- 6 . John Frazer (b. 1821. Windsor.....d.)
- 7 . Elizabeth Frazer (b. 1824.Windsor....d.)
& Achievements :
- Private James Alexander
Frazer served as a member of the 10th Company 1st
Battalion 73rd Regiment .
- joined as a private and was
soon promoted to the rank of Corporal. During his
military career he fought under Lachlan MacQuarie at
Seringtam India in 1799. Upon his return to Scotland he
married Christana. He sailed with his Regiment on the 7th
of May 1809 on board the ship "Hindustan".
While his wife and daughter travelled on board the "Dromedary".
During the voyage James was reduced to the rank of
Private. On the 6th of February 1811 he was found guilty
of theft and recieved 7 years transportation with hard
labour at Coal River Newcastle. Upon his release he
recieved a grant of land at Windsor 50 acres in total. He
purchased a further 50 acres on the Hawksbury River.
- In 1824 he was
charged with the reciept and storage of stolen goods.
Again found guilty he was
- sentenced to 7
years transportation to Port MacQuarie. On October the 16th
1824 he was sent to Port MacQuarie on board the ship
" Amity" This time his wife Christiana did not
go with him, instead Christiana went to the Bathurst area
with a George Moses Briant.
- © Copyright B & M Chapman (QLD)
- Last revised: August 04, 2001.