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Benjamin Wickham

Birthdate: (84)
Birthplace: District Of Wells, Somerset, England
Death: December 22, 1875 (84)
Wicham Park McLaren vale sa
Immediate Family:

Son of Benjamin Wickham and Sarah Wickham
Husband of Tabitha Wickham; Harriet Wickham and Mary Ann Wickham (nee Wright)
Father of Sarah Sayers; Sarah Wickham; Matthew Wickham; Eliza Johnston nee Brophy nee Reardon; Maria Williams and 2 others
Brother of Elizabeth Wickham and Sarah Clifford

Managed by: Jonathon William Lewis
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About Benjamin Wickham

Arrived in South Australia on the "Africaine" on 12 Nov 1836. "Africaine" landed at Glenelg from London. The Wickham family lived at Glenelg, then Adelaide. Daniel attended school where Adelaide Railway Station is now built. The family went to live at Reedbeds and later McLaren Vale on a sheeprun. The property was located at what is know known as Wickham Hill. Daniel took over property from his father Benjamin in 1875.

Owned Sections 712, 572 & 568 Wickham's Hill in 1890. Latter leased by C. Sourbier & purchased 1903.
Daniel retired to Adelaide, then finally at Kings St., Unley Park. He had 11 children; 9 survived (4 male, 5 female).
Daniel was present at the Old Gum Tree at Glenelg when Governor Hindmarsh read the first proclamation and attended all of the anniversaries until his death He was a friend of Col. Light & knew the famous explorer John McDouall Stuart.
Mace bearer to Governor Hindmarsh ("Meadows Heritage" -1983).
The Register newspaper of Wed Dec 28 1910 has Daniel listed as one of only two survivors from the "Africaine", and one of 8 survivors from 1836.
Grave Road 1, North Path 17, lot 40 East.
The cottage that Daniel and Eliza owned at McLaren Flat was renovated and went to auction 21 Mar 2004. The house and another ruined cottage stand on 4.5 ha of land at 245 Elliott Road, McLaren Flat. The property is known locally as Wickham's Corne
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Benjamin Wickham's Timeline

November 11, 1791
District Of Wells, Somerset, England
Age 24
Corsley, Wiltshire, England
May 26, 1818
Age 26
Corsley, Wiltshire, England
July 18, 1820
Age 28
Corsley, Wiltshire, England
October 9, 1822
Age 30
Corsley, Wiltshire, England
November 4, 1824
Age 32
Corsley, Wiltshire, England
January 28, 1827
Age 35
Shepton Mallet, Somerset, United Kingdom
January 2, 1830
Age 38
Corsley, Wiltshire, England
December 22, 1875
Age 84
Wicham Park McLaren vale sa