John Wickham RN

John Clements Wickham RN (1798 - 1864)

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Captain John Clements Wickham RN
Born in Haddington, East Lothian, Scotlandmap
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married 1842 in Parramatta, New South Wales, Australiamap
Husband of — married 1859 in Brisbane, Queensland, Australiamap
Died in Biarritz, Basses-Pyrénées, Aquitaine, Francemap
Profile last modified 20 Jan 2020 | Created 5 Sep 2019
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John Wickham RN was an Australian explorer.
John Wickham RN is Notable.

John Clements Wickham was born in Haddington, East Lothian, Scotland on the 21st of November 1798 and baptised on the 9th of December. He was the son of Samuel Wickham and Ellen Susannah Naylor.[1][2][3]

John Clements Wickham in 1839, in the HMS Beagle offically recorded the Burdekin River in North Queensland, Australia and discovered that the Burdekin and the Wickham Rivers were one and the same.

On 27th October 1842, John married Anna MacArthur, daughter of Hannibal MacArthur and Anna King, in St John's Church of England (Anglican Church), Parramatta in the Colony of New South Wales.[4][5] Following the wedding, John took up his appointment as police magistrate at Moreton Bay, no longer a penal colony and open to settlers. In 1847 he purchased Newstead House off his brother-in-law, Patrick Leslie. Anna passed away in 1852 after the birth of their three children.

Charles Brenton (1843-?)
Ellen Susan (1846-?)
Alfred William (1849-?)

He owned Newstead House until it was sold in 1859.

John married Ellen Deering in 1859 at Brisbane.[6] They afterwards moved to the south of France.

John Harold (1858-?)

John Clements Wickham passed away on 6th January 1864 at Biarritz, Basses-Pyrénées, Aquitaine, France.[7][8]

Research Notes

  • Anna McArthur birth.[9]


  1. WICKHAM,JOHN CLEMENTS,SAMUEL WICKHAM/ELLEN SUSANAH NAYLOR FR1626 (FR1626),21/11/1798,709/50 363,Haddington
  2. WICKHAM,JOHN CLEMENTS,SAMUEL WICKHAM/ELLEN SUSANAH NAYLOR FR2673 (FR2673),M,09/12/1798,692/140 67,Leith North
  3. Citing this Record "Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950," database, FamilySearch ( : 10 February 2018), John Clements Wickham, 21 Nov 1798; citing , Haddington, East Lothian, Scotland, reference 2:15R5GJ5, index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City; FHL microfilm 1,067,848.
  4. 372/1842 V1842372 26CWICKHAM,JOHN, C,MCARTHUR,ANNA,CB
  5. Citing this Record "Australia Marriages, 1810-1980," database, FamilySearch ( : 10 February 2018), John Clement Wickham and Anna Mc Arthur, 27 Oct 1842; citing St. John, Parramatta, New South Wales, Australia, reference ; FHL microfilm 993,954.
  6. Queensland Marriage Index #B106/1859
  7. Citing this Record "France Deaths and Burials, 1546-1960", database, FamilySearch ( : 15 October 2019), John Clement Wickham, 1863.
  8. Citing this Record "Find A Grave Index," database, FamilySearch ( : 10 March 2017), John Clements Wickham, 1864; Burial, Biarritz, Departement des Pyrénées-Atlantiques, Aquitaine, France, Biarritz (Du Sabaou) Communal Cemetery; citing record ID 175880419, Find a Grave,
  9. MCARTHUR ANNA 5380/1821 V18215380 1B,HANNIBAL,MARIA

See Also:

  • On Plantation Creek by Lincoln Hayes.
  • Citation | author1=Hayes, Lincoln | author2=Burdekin (Qld.). Council | title=On Plantation Creek : a community history of the Australian South Sea Islanders in the Burdekin Area | publication-date=2001 | publisher=Burdekin Shire Council | isbn=978-0-9579730-0-8
  • Black Snow and Liquid Gold by John Kerr.
  • Citation | author1=Kerr, John | author2=Burdekin (Qld. : Shire). Council | title=Black snow and liquid gold : a history of the Burdekin Shire from first contact of Europeans with the Aborigines, analysing the development of the pastoral, agricultural, secondary and service industries including sugar cane growing and milling from Inkerman to Giru on the Haughton River, rice, tobacco, mango and horticultural production, irrigation schemes leading to construction of the Burdekin Dam, the establishment of the twin towns of Ayr and Home Hill, sea, road, rail and air transport, local government, health services, social, religious and sporting activities, and the impact of Melanesian, Chinese, Japanese, Italian, Spanish and other immigrants | publication-date=1994 | publisher=Council of the Shire of Burdekin | isbn=978-0-646-17877-6
  • John Clements Wickham, accessed 6 Sep 2019.
  • John Wickham, accessed 6 Sep 2019
  • John Wickham Obit.
  • John Wickham, Naval Bio, Wikisource
  • John Wickham, Wikimili.
  • Scotlands People
  • Newstead House


  • Wikimedia Commons for photo

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