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Private James Alexander Frazer (c 1774....1827)

 

Back To . . . 73rd Regiment 1st Battalion

  • Born : circa .1774
  • 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 years
  • 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
  • Born : 1786
  • 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 / Buried : Bamdury, Parks
  • Spouse's Parents : unknown at present
  • Descendants .
    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.)
     

    History & 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.
    e- mail address
    bmchapman@iprimus.com.au
    Copyright B & M Chapman (QLD) Australia
    Last revised: August 04, 2001.