Josiah Oakley, I

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Josiah Oakley, I

Birthdate: (80)
Birthplace: Kettering, Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
Death: July 27, 1876 (80)
Kangarilla, South Australia, Australia
Place of Burial: Clardendon/Kangrilla Cemetery, South Australia
Immediate Family:

Son of William Oakley and Elizabeth Oakley
Husband of Sarah Page and Jane Holland Oakley
Father of John Oakley; James Oakley; Elizabeth Oakley; Ann Oakley; Susannah Oakley and 5 others
Brother of James Oakley; Mary Oakley; William Oakley and Thomas Oakley

Managed by: Linda Doreen Oakley
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About Josiah Oakley, I

Josiah and his second wife Sarah arrived in Adelaide on board the 'HMS Buffalo' Dec 28 1836 with 9 children. They were part of the first settlers to arrive in Adelaide. On board the Buffalo was the first Governor to South Australia. They attended the Proclamation Day celebrations held at the 'Old Gum Tree' at Glenelg.

Josiah opened the 'first tent hotel in Sth Aust' on his land in what was to become the city of Adelaide. He later built a more substantial hotel "The Oakley Arm's" and was issued with a licence to 'sell beer and wine only' in late 1838.

In 1839 Sarah died.

In 1846 he bought farming land at Eyre's Flat later called Kangarilla.

He married Elizabeth Morley in 1853 and then lived a Hackham Sth Aust.

They settled back in Kangarilla.

They both died in 1876 and were buried in the Wesleyan Church Cemetery.

Decendants of Josiah still own some of the original land owned by Josiah and his sons in the Kangarilla area.'''''='''''==

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Josiah Oakley, I's Timeline

October 11, 1795
Kettering, Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
October 25, 1795
Kettering, Northamptonshire, England
April 13, 1817
Age 21
Orlingbury, Northhamptonshire, England
Age 23
Age 24
October 29, 1826
Age 31
Northumberland, UK
Age 33
Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
July 27, 1876
Age 80
Kangarilla, South Australia, Australia
July 27, 1876
Age 80
Clardendon/Kangrilla Cemetery, South Australia