James Elphinstone Roe

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James Elphinstone Roe

Birthplace: Kirby, England
Death: Died in East Perth, WA, Australia
Immediate Family:

Son of Rev Thomas Roe and Catherine Sarah Roe nee Elphinstone
Husband of Susannah Roe
Father of Georgina Alice Roe; Thomas Elphinstone; Dymock Roe; James Elphinstone Roe 2; Mary Susan Roe and 8 others
Brother of Thomas Roe; Georgina Alice Roe and Catherine Moore nee Roe

Occupation: Clergyman
Managed by: Ian Alexander Stone
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About James Elphinstone Roe


Western Australian Death registration index record for James Roe, father Thomas, mother Catherine Elphinstone, born Kirby England, died aged 78. No. 1907 of 1897.

The West Australian, Tuesday 4 May 1897, p 4.

ROE.-At the residence of his daughter, Mrs. H. Moll, James Roe, B.A., Oxon., son of the late Rev. Thomas Roe, of Kirby, Lincoln, England, aged 78 years.


The remains of the late Mr. James Roe will leave the residence of his daughter, Mrs. Moll, Fitzgerald-street, at 3.30 o'clock THIS (Tuesday) AFTERNOON for interment. Friends will please accept this intimation. BOWRA & O'DEA, Undertakers, Mackie-street, Perth. Telephone. 308.

The Western Mail, Friday 27 July 1917, p 37.

'Old Fremantte' writes appreciatively of my recent reference to the late Mr. James Roe's celebrated articles. in the Fremantle "Herald" on the subject of production and value. The old ex-wrangler's strong point, as a writer, was his unassailable logic. One of Mr. Roe's contentions was that the Creator placed man upon the earth with the evident intention that the race should prosper, and there are certain physical and moral laws which conduce in the highest degree to ensure his preservation, increase, well being, and improvement. Natural justice is the conformity of human laws and actions to natural order, and while their observance produces the highest degree of prosperity and well-being among men. the non-observance or transgression of them is the cause of the extensive evils which affect mankind. The freedom the individual has of acquiring useful things by labour supposes necessarily that of preserving them, of enjoying them, and of disposing of them, without reserve, and also of bequeathing them to his family, who prolong his existence indefinitely. Thus liberty conceived in this manner becomes property, which may be conceived in two aspects as it regards movable goods on the earth, which is the source from which labour ought to draw them. A grandson of Mr. Roe's is in the civil service, and resides at Fremantle. There are, also, several of his descendants at Geraldton, one of his daughters having married Mr Patrick Stone, who for some time represented that district in the State Parliament.

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James Elphinstone Roe's Timeline

June 24, 1844
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July 1845
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December 10, 1846
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July 23, 1848
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September 1849
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November 1850
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March 1852
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January 11, 1853
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