James Swinbourn

Male, (circa 1816 - 1895)
FatherWilliam Swinbourn
BirthJames Swinbourn was born circa 1816. 
INFO KENT COUNCIL BMD INDEX. James Swinbourn. 1840 marriage, entry 19, register D/D/1 Thanet and Dover; date 1840-04-05. (KenCounBMD.) 
MarriageHe married Elizabeth Weston Farmar, daughter of Broadley Farmar and Hannah Bishop, 5 April 1840 in Dover, Kent, England. 
INFO MARRIAGE CERTIFICATE. Dover Reg. District. 1840. Marriage solemnized at the Baptist Chapel, Pent Side, District of the Dover Union in the County of Kent. #19, married 5 April 1840. James Swinbourn and Elizabeth Farmar. He age 24, bachelor, millwright, residence at 45 York Street, Dover. Father William Swinbourn a clerk. She 24 years old, spinster, residence at 45 York Street, Dover, father Broadley Farmar, mariner, deceased. Married in the Baptist Chapel Pent side according to the rites and ceremonies of the Particular Baptists. S. Lillicrop, minister. Witnesses: Richard Farmar and Ann Catherine Gravener. (GBCertMarDov.) 
INFO CIV REG INDEX Marriage. James Swinbourn. JunQ,1840. Dover, v,177. (FreeBMD.) 
INFO CENSUS 1841 (6 June 1841). Guernsey. St. Peter Port (part of). New Paris Road. James Swinbourn, 25, wheelwright, born England. Elizabeth, 25, born England. (GBCens1841 H.O.107/1460 40:29 E.D.8.) 
Note NOTE: Marriage of William Fiddick and Mary Ann Swinbourn in Tasmania in 1848. Mary Ann could be a sister to James Swinbourn and would explain dtr Clara's middle name of Fiddick. 
INFO SHIP Mary Shepherd. 550 Tons build Sndrld 1848, owner Shepherd. Port London. (LloydsReg LDS6025001 1849 #581.) 
INFO SHIP Mary Sheppard. In Port Melbourne Apr 4 to May 2. Bque 500/625t. Master McDonald. from London Dec 23 with 253 bnty emigs, merch. To Guam no pass. Note codes give sources incl PRO: Ships Reports Inwards & Outwards, Reg of Assist Pass from Brit Ports (ShipArrVic, 2:40.) 
INFO PASSENGER LIST. Ship Mary Shepherd, April 1849. #41. Swinbourne, James, 34, farm laborer, b. London Middlesex, Baptist, can read and write. Wife Elizabeth, 33; daughter Hannah Maria 7; son James 5; son William 3. Eliz and children all b. Dover Kent; all Baptist. Eliz & Hannah can read and write. James can read. (NSWAsstImmig CGS5318 #2144, book 4a, p.54.) 
INFO IMMIGRATION. Disposal list of the immigrants per the Ship Mary Shepherd which arrived at Port Phillip on the 4th April 1849. #156-160 James Swinbourne, Agl. laborer 34, "went to Melbourne (disengaged)" [note: for some, the employer and wage rate are listed in this space]. Wife Elizabeth age 33, children: Hannah M. 7, James 5, William 3-1/2. (PassVicBrit, LDS209196, Mary Shepherd, p.58.) 
INFO ADVERTISEMENT in Melbourne City directory 1869 for Swinbourn's "Architrave -- moulding and saw mills. 163 Bourke Street West Melbourne. Architraves, mouldings, cornices, straight, circular, or elliptic, of all sizes and patterns, by steam machinery. First-Class medallist at the Exhibition, 1862, London and Melbourne.". Medal in center of ad: "1862 Londini -- Honoris causa" (SandsMelbDir 1869 ads, p.48.) 
INFO PATENT 1492. Victoria. 24 Apr 1871. Michael James Cummins, contractor, and James Swinbourn, engineer, both of Melbourne. "A new method of supporing and working steam saw mills." Application paperwork is available on the website for the National Archives of Australia. The report from the Clerk of Patents for Inventions states that the "novelty in this case is adapting the machinery of steam saw mills to boats or floating foundations and in the method of working the saws." (NatArchAustr series A14150:1492 barcode 9039282.) 
INFO MACHINE DESIGN. Newspaper report. Riverine Herald (Echuca, Vic.) 8 Jun 1878, p.3. "New Adzing Machine." Describes a successful test of an adzing machine "manufactured by Messrs. Wright and Edwards, from the designs of Mr. Swinbourn, of the Melbourne Steam Sawmills," to cut railway sleepers to exact specifications at the rate of 500 per hour with a machine that will travel along the rail line being constructed. (RiverHerTro.) 
MarriageJames Swinbourn married Margaret Ann Miller, daughter of John Francis Alexander Cunningham Miller, 13 November 1879 in Fitzroy, Victoria, Australia. 
INFO MARRIAGE NOTICE. The Argus [Melbourne, Victoria, Australia]. 18 Nov 1879, p.1. Marriages. Swinbourn-Elliott - On the 13th inst. at St. Mark's Church, Fitzroy, by the Rev. Robert B. Barlow, James Swinbourn, Esq., of Melbourne, to Margaret Ann Elliott, of Clifton-hill, widow of the late Samuel Elliott, daughter of the late John Francis Alexander Cunningham Miller, Esq., M.D. R.N., and granddaughter of the late George Francis Alexander Miller, captain in the Hon. E.I.C.'s Service. (ArgusTro 18Nov1879, p.1.) 
Note NOTE: name of 2nd wife on James' death certificate is Margaret Elliott (not Mary Ann). 
INFO CIV REG INDEX AUST Marriage. Swinbourn, James. Spouse: Elliott, Mary Ann. Marriage place: Sea [error in index - label should be Birth place]. Reg. Victoria, 1879 #3858. (AVRI.) 
INFO CIV REG INDEX AUST Marriage. James Swinbourn. Spouse: Mary Ann Elliott. Birthplace: London Registered 1879 Victoria #3858. (VicBDMPio.) 
INFO DIRECTORY 1891: James Swinbourn, Timber merchant 451-157 Sydney Road, Brunswick. (CorresIANRO e-mail 6Sep2000.) 
DeathJames Swinbourn died 8 April 1895 in Prahran, Victoria, Australia. 
INFO DEATH CERTIFICATE. 1895 Deaths Dist of Prahran. #11856 (#6836). James Swinbourn, civil engineer, d. 8th April 1895, Alfred Hospital, City of Melbourne, County of Bourke. Usual res: North Melbourne. male 79 yrs. Cause: Chronic nephritis, Duration: sometime. [doctor info]. Father and Mother unk. Informant: B. Matthew, undertaker, Toorak Rd. South Yarra. Reg . 9 Apr 1895 Prahran. Burial 9th April 1895 Melbourne Cemetery. Minister or witnesses: M. Brennan, James A. Archibald. Born London, Eng, 46 yr in Victoria. Marriage 1st Dover England age 24 to Elizabeth Farmer. 2nd: Fitzroy Victoria age 62 to Margaret Elliott. Issue of 1st marriage: Anna Maria 53 yr. James 51 yr. William dead. Mary Anne dead. Sophia 45 yr. Clara 41 yr. 2nd marr no issue. (VicDeaCert.) 
INFO BURIAL at Melbourne General Cemetery. 9 Apr 1895. Ch of England area, Compartment FF, grave 57. Buried in this plot: William B. Swinbourn, Harry H. Swinbourn, Edith L. Swinbourn, Elizabeth W. Swinbourn, James Swinbourn, Hannah M. Robertson. NOTE: Hannah Robertson is not the owner of this burial plot. (CorresMelGC e-mail 12Apr2005.) 
INFO BURIAL: Melbourne General Cemetery. Swinbourn James, age 79 bur. 9 April 1895. (CorresIANRO e-mail 6Sep2000.) 
INFO GRAVE LOCATION. Melbourne General Cemetery grave Ch of England area, compartment FF, grave 57 -- for grave of Hannah M. Robertson 5 Jul 1927, her parents James and Elizabeth Swinbourn, and three Swinbourn children. (CorresMelGC e-mail 12Apr2005.) 
INFO CIV REG INDEX AUST Death. Jas Swinbourn, unknown father & mother, age 79 d. Prahran, reg 1895 #6836. (VicBDMRedJer.) 


Elizabeth Weston Farmar (circa 1816 - 1877)