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James Sherwood (1826 - 1861)

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James Sherwood
Born in New South Wales, Australiamap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married 3 May 1853 in Upper Colo, New South Wales, Australiamap
Descendants descendants
Died in Kurrajong, New South Walesmap
Profile last modified 8 Nov 2018 | Created 11 Jan 2017
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James was the son of John Sherwood and Ann Lane.[1]

In 1853, at age 26, James married Matilda Gosper,[2][3] Matilda being the grand daughter of convict Thomas Gosper of the ship Sunrise in 1790, and his convict wife Mary Hipwell of the ship Mary Ann in 1791. Witnesses to James and Matilda's marriage in the St. Alban's Register were Joseph Gosper and Jane Matilda Gosper

He died in 1861 and was buried in "Woodside Farm", Kurrajong.[4] "Woodside" was formerly known as "Gardenwood Hill". A greater part of the farm was for growing citrus.


  1. NSW BDM Birth Index entries 8137/1926 V18268137 1C, 401/1826 V1826401 11, and 45/1826 V182645 157
  2. St. Alban's Marriage Register
  3. NSW BDM marriage 544/1853 V1853544 39C registered at 'Church of England, Lower Hawkesbury' in the names 'James Lane' and 'Matilda Gosper'
  4. NSW BDM death 5181/1861 registered at Windsor in the name 'James Lane'

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