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Private James Walker (.1785.......)

 

Back To . . . Royal New South Wales Vetrans Regiment
  • Born : 1785
  • Where Born : Nottingham, England
  • Occupation :  Soldier/Farmer/Labourer
  • Date Arrived : 26 August 1826
  • Ship Arrived on : " John Barry"
  • Rank attained : Private
  • Date of Enlistment :  3 January 1826
  • Date of Discharge : 8 March 1830
  • Where Enlisted : Godmanchester,  Huntingdonshire, England
  • Where Discharged : Hobart
  • Died : may have died on 20th July 1835 (No. 3942 Tasmania
  • Where Died / Buried :  20 July 1835 Tasmania
  • Parents Names :
  • Spouse's Name : Esther Tucker
  • Born : 1795
  • Baptised : 26 January 1797 Saint Mary, Nottingham, England
  • Where Born : Nottingham, England
  • Occupation :
  • Date Arrived : 26 August 1826
  • Ship Arrived on : John Barry
  • Date Married : 24 March 1818
  • Where Married: Saint Mary, Nottingham, England
  • Died :
  • Where Died / Buried :
  • Spouse's Parents : . John Tucker and Jane Broadhurst married in 1796 at Saint Mary, Nottingham
  • Descendants
    Information supplied by Janeene Barry rickbarry@bigpond.com
    Area Settled :
    Waterloo Point, Davey, New Norfolk, Glenorchy
    Children :
      James c20 August 1818 St. Mary, Nottingham
                                John c1 Sept. 1822,                   "
                                William b 16 Dec 1826 Hobart married Mary Ann Scriven in 1854 in St. Peter's Church,
                                Eastern Hill (Melbourne)
                                Joseph b28 December 1828 Waterloo Point.  Married Eliza Emily Jones in  St. Peter's Church, East Melbourne in 1852
                                Ann b30 August 1830 Bridgewater, Tasmania.  Married in 1848 to Jacob Roszel Beemer born Canada and transported to  Van Deiman's land for high treason.  Ann later lived with a Mr. Harwood.
                                Jane b1 November 1832 Bridgewater, died 1882 
                                Mary b23 April 1835 Hobart
     
    History & Achievements :
    Very little is known about Private James Walker with the following exception :He arrived in Tasmania as a member of Number 3 Company Royal Veterans of Tasmania 1826 - 1833 and arrived in Van Diemans Land 26/8/1826 via the ship " John Barry"

    James Walker also had a land grant of 40 acres at Glenorchy and received additional land to help him cater for the needs of his family. He died in 1835 and his land was transferred to William Jervis, another veteran.

    James was described as having a discontented and disobliging disposition.  He stated that "he would accept the offer of the Government provided he be allowed to choose the situation of his grant" in respect of land he was to receive on discharge from the Army.
     
    James died in July 1835  three months after his daughter Mary was born.  Two days later their eldest dughter Ann aged 5 was placed in an orphanage.  Two days later their boys were admitted.  It would appear that 3 years old Jane and baby Mary stayed with their mother.  Ann was discharged into the care of her mother on 10 December 1835.  On 27 April 1836 the boys were discharged, presumably also to their mother.
    Esther Walker had a son Robert Minion in 1841 with John Minion. 
    Janeene Barry

     

    James Walker: Land Grant LSD 1/73/423.
    James Walker: Additional land grant LSD 1/74/61.
    James Walker: Death: Burials 3942/1835
    James Walker: Land transferred to W'm Jervis: LSD 409/1/148.
     
     
     
    E- mail address
    bmchapman@iprimus.com.au
    Copyright B & M Chapman (QLD) Australia
    Last revised: February 10, 2007.