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James Wilson, Snr

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Torphichen, West Lothian, Scotland, United Kingdom
Death: Died in Geelong, Victoria, Australia
Cause of death: Serious Apoplexy
Place of Burial: Geelong, Victoria, Australia
Immediate Family:

Son of John Wilson and Mary (Margaret) Wilson
Husband of Margaret Wilson and Janet Wilson
Father of James Wilson; Mary Wilson; Andrew Wilson and William Wilson

Occupation: Bleacher/Ploughman
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About James Wilson, Snr

  • 1838 James married Margaret Punton in the Church of Scotland, West Lothian, Linlithgow.
  • 1851 census family living at Muiravonside, Linlithgow Bridge, Scotland.
  • 1853 James and family immigrated to Melbourne on the ship "James Brown" landing in Geelong on the 05/01/1853. Departed Liverpool. They immigrated unassisted.
  • He was listed as a bleacher on the 1851 census and then a ploughman on the immigration record, and later as an engineer on his son James's death certificate.
  • James could read and write according to immigration record, but 2nd marriage was signed with an x.
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James Wilson, Snr's Timeline

1814
1814
Torphichen, West Lothian, Scotland, United Kingdom
1838
February 2, 1838
Age 24
Abercorn, Linlithgowshire, United Kingdom
1843
1843
Age 29
Linlithgow, West Lothian, Scotland
1846
November 20, 1846
Age 32
Linlithgow, West Lothian, Scotland, United Kingdom
1851
1851
Age 37
Linlithgow, West Lothian, UK
1852
1852
Age 38
Linlithgow, West Lothian, Scotland, United Kingdom
1853
November 24, 1853
Age 39
Geelong, Victoria, Australia
1866
August 23, 1866
Age 52
Geelong, Victoria, Australia
August 24, 1866
Age 52
Geelong, Victoria, Australia
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