THE 1788 – 1820 PIONEER ASSOCIATION INC.

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

James Pye

Born: c. 18 Mar 1803, Baulkham Hills*
Arrived Sydney:
Vessel:
Status: BC
Married: 1.Sarah Best 20 June 1836, Portland Head* 2.Elizabeth Hubbard, 1882, Central Cumberland
Occupation:
Died: 31 Dec 1884, North Parramatta*
Buried: St John’s CE, Parramatta*
Father: John Pye*
Mother: Mary Phillips*

Profile:
Before the Macquarie era James, the son of John & Mary was baptized at St John’s CE, Parramatta – V1803 1193 1A & V1803 348 148

During the Macquarie era James, born in the Colony; son of John Pye, per “Britannia” 1791 was ‘of Toongabbie’, on a list of persons to receive grants of land in 1818. On 5 March 1821 he was on a list of persons for whom grants of land had been handed over to the Surveyor General for delivery, with amount of fees to be charged###

After the Macquarie era, on 30 October 1824 James received an assigned convict. In July 1825 his father sent a memorial on behalf of James & his brother, Thomas. In November 1825 he was on a list of persons who had received orders for grants of land###

1822 Muster: Pye, James, 19, BC, Child of John Pye, Parramatta

1823,24,25 Muster: Pye, James, 24, BC, Family of John Pye, Baulkham Hills

1828 Census: James Pye, 25, BC, Protestant, Settler, living at Seven Hills with his parents & sisters
James married Sarah Best at the Presbyterian Church, Hawkesbury District/Portland Head – V1836 126 75 & V1836 256 162A
They had a son, George Robert William 1836

James married Elizabeth Hubbard, regd Central Cumberland – 1882 4075
James Pye, son of John died Parramatta, regd Central Cumberland – 1885 8373

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