THE 1788 – 1820 PIONEER ASSOCIATION INC.

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

James Gosper

Born: 1 Oct 1805, Hawkesbury*
Arrived Sydney:
Vessel:
Status: BC
Married: Margaret Marsden, 20 Feb 1827, Wilberforce
Occupation:
Died: 11 Dec 1837, Windsor*
Buried: 14 Dec 1837, St Matthew’s Windsor, NSW*
Father: Thomas Roker Alexander Gosper*
Mother: Mary Ann Hipwell*

Profile:
Before the Macquarie era James, the son of Mary Ipwell was baptized at St Matthew’s CE, Windsor – V1805 2229 1A

After the Macquarie era, James Gosport ‘of Wilberforce; son of Thomas’ sent 2 Memorials in 1824, one in March the other in October. On 23 May 1825 he was on a list of persons applying to purchase Crown Lands; application dated 2 October 1824###

1822 Muster: James Gosper, 17, BC, Lives with his parents (Windsor)

1823,24,25 Muster: James Gospur, 19, BC, Employed by G Gosport, Wilberforce

James married Margaret Marsden at CE, Wilberforce – V1827 4007 3B & V1827 213 11
1828 Census: James Gosport, 22 BC, Protestant, Farmer, living at Wilberforce with Margaret & William Thomas 9m
James Gosper died 1837, age 32 – St Matthew’s CE, Windsor – V1837 2595 21

Researched & submitted by Association member F O’Donnell

References:
NSW Pioneer Birth, Death & Marriage Indexes
General Muster and Land and Stock Muster of NSW. 1822 – ABGR - 1988
General Muster List of New South Wales – 1823, 1824, 1825 – ABGR - 1999
Census of New South Wales 1828 – Sainty & Johnson, eds – 2008(cd)
###Index to the Papers of the Colonial Secretary 1788- 1825 – Archives Authority of NSW 1989
*A Register of Pioneer Families – vol.2 – The 1788-1820 Pioneer Association Inc 1995