THE 1788 - 1820 PIONEER ASSOCIATION INC.

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

James Evans


Born: c1776 London, England.
Arrived Sydney: 14th February 1792
Vessel: Pitt.
Status: Convict, transported for 7 years.
Common Law Wife: Elizabeth Dean.
Occupation: Carpenter/Shingler.
Buried: 18th February 1832 at Sydney.

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Prior to the Macquarie era the following children were born to James and Elizabeth:-
Margaret born 4th August 1800 and died shortly afterwards.
James born 24th September 1801.
Eliza born 1st August 1804.
Charles born 24th August 1805.
Susannah born 21st August 1809.

During the Macquarie era the following child was born to James and Elizabeth:-
Harriett born in c1811.

James Evans was sentenced to 7 years transportation for stealing lead at the Old Bailey at the Sessions commencing 13th April 1791. It appears James always lived in Sydney.
By the early 1800's he was living with Elizabeth Dean at Princes Street in the Rocks.
In 1804 James fought with the Government troops at the battle of Vinegar Hill; and in 1808 he was a signatory to the letter requesting Major Johnston to assume control of the Colony after Governor Bligh was deposed.
In the 1811 and 1814 Musters James occupation was given as carpenter and he continued to live in Princes Street until his death.

Contributed by Association Member, Hazel Punton.

Reference: A Register of Pioneer Families, Volume 1, Page 142.
Lynette Ramsay Silver, The Battle of Vinegar Hill, Page 189.
State Archives Convict Records.

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