THE 1788 - 1820 PIONEER ASSOCIATION INC.

THE PEOPLE IN THE LIFE AND TIMES OF LACHLAN AND ELIZABETH MACQUARIE

James Thomas John Bean

Born: c1752.
Arrived Sydney: 26th April 1799.
Vessel: HMS Buffalo.         
Status: Came free.
Occupation: Carpenter.
Died: 19th April 1839 at Parramatta, N.S.W.
Buried: 22nd April 1839 at St Johnís CE, Parramatta, N.S.W.

Profile:
James arrived in Sydney in the company of his wife Elizabeth (Betty) Taylor and their following children:-

Elizabeth, born 31st December 1782 in London, England.
Rose, born 22nd January 1785 in London, England.
James Thomas John, born 20th April 1787 in London, England.
Ann, born 12th November 1790 in London, England.
William, born 8th September 1792 in London, England.


James, together with his friends,
John Hanson, William Weller and Thomas Bradley had agreed to immigrate with their families to New South Wales or Norfolk Island provided they were each granted land, government assistance for 12 months and convict labour to help establish their farms.  An area of 100 acres at Toongabbie was granted to James on the 12th November 1799 by Governor Hunter. 

During the Macquarie Era, James was employed as building supervisor on the construction of Sydney Hospital, commonly known as the Rum Hospital.

Contributed by Association member, Rex Webb.

Reference:
A Register of Pioneer Families, Volume 2, Pages 26 to 30.
Perry McIntyre and Adele Cathro, "Thomas Dunn: Convict and Chief Constable and his Descendants".
Lynette Ramsay Silver, "The Battle of Vinegar Hill".
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