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James EAMOUR

Male 1820 - 1868


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  • Name  James EAMOUR  [1
    Born  Mar 1820  Hurst, Berkshire, England, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Christened  16 Apr 1820  Hurst, Berkshire, England, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender  Male 
    Occupation 
    • Ag. Labourer [England] / Splitter [Australia]
    Unique Id  85C7349B82CF44B68BBCA58CAE0457977EDA 
    Died  16 May 1868  Adelaide, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • [As Eamer] - [Age 40 Years] - [Informant: ? Imah Witcombe] - [Cert. On. File Obtained From R.O., Adelaide, Australia 11 Aug 1994] - [Book 32 Page 85]
    James Eamer - Death Certificate
    James Eamer - Death Certificate
    Buried  18 May 1868  Adelaide, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID  I1410  Tree One
    Last Modified  3 Nov 2008 

    Father  Daniel AMER,   b. Abt 1776, Burghfield, Berkshire, England, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location,   bur. 26 Feb 1824, Hurst, Berkshire, England, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Hannah HAMDEN,   b. Abt 1783, Burghfield, Berkshire, England, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location,   bur. 11 Feb 1855, Hurst, Berkshire, England, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  18 Oct 1802  Burghfield, Berkshire, England, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F456  Group Sheet

    Family 1  Eliza[Beth] BERRY,   b. Abt 1836,   d. 13 Jan 1907, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Alfred EAMER,   b. 1859, Gumeracha, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    >2. Walter EAMER,   b. 10 Dec 1860, Chain of Ponds, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Apr 1906, Nannine, Western Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
    >3. Sarah Ann EAMER,   b. 28 Mar 1863, Maidstone, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Arthur EAMER,   b. 11 May 1866, Maidstone, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Jul 1868, Maidstone, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified  16 Oct 2008 
    Family ID  F314  Group Sheet

    Family 2  Frances NORRIS,   b. Abt 1823, Hurst, Berkshire, England, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Jan 1895, Reading, Berkshire, England, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  20 Sep 1845  Hurst, Berkshire, England, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
    >1. Jane EAMOUR,   b. 17 Jul 1846, Whistley Green, Hurst, Berkshire, England, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jan 1920, Wembley, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified  16 Oct 2008 
    Family ID  F457  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Mar 1820 - Hurst, Berkshire, England, United Kingdom Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChristened - 16 Apr 1820 - Hurst, Berkshire, England, United Kingdom Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 20 Sep 1845 - Hurst, Berkshire, England, United Kingdom Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 16 May 1868 - Adelaide, South Australia, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 18 May 1868 - Adelaide, South Australia, Australia Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • NOTES by Denis Hamilton
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      James with Henry NASH on the 6th December 1847 stole a Ewe to the value of £1.00 belonging to Oliver KING the Elder at Husrt, Berkshire. After being arrested they were sent for Trial. At County Quarter Sessions, Abingdon, Berks on the 3rd January 1848 they both pleaded Not Guilty but the Verdict was Guilty and they were both sentenced to be Transported for Fifteen years. There was some doubt with James guilt, there were footsteps at the scene of the crime but no evidence that they belonged to James. Was in Reading Gaol, then Millbank, then Pentonville and finally at Portland, Dorset before being shipped to Australia with Henry aboard the "Hashemy" on the 19th July 1850. Arrived Freemantle [The Swan Colony] on the 25th October 1850. They were set to work on building the Freemantle Prison. Ticket Of Leave was granted to James on the 10th August 1851 and received a Conditional Pardon on the 23rd March 1856. He left Western Australia aboard the "Lochinuar" to South Australia on the 22nd June 1857. Sometime [cannot confirm when or where] he took a Common-law-Wife Eliza[beth] BERRY and children were born. They resided in the Talunga district and later settled at Chain Of Ponds. It appears that James had a drink problem and was admitted to the Royal Adelaide Hospital / Asylum during 1866 & 1867. James died at the hospital on the 16th May 1868 with General Paralysis aged 48 years [Death Cert says 40 years].NOTE:- Much researching info, copies of documents, newspaper reports, prison records etc on James is Filed in the James EAMOUR/EAMER Large Ring Binder - it fills the Binder. Have found more documentation on James [having been a Criminal] than any other person on my lineage.
      James signed his name with an x. Later in Australia he learnt to sign his name.
      When son Arthur was born, James and Eliza[beth] were living in Maidstone in the District of Talunga in Australia.
      At the time of James death his address was Chain Of Ponds which is near Adelaide, South Australia. I have not been able to confirm this, but it is believed that Alcholocics were sent to Adelaide Hospital/Asylum at this time.
      James is entered in the "Biographical Index Of South Australians 1836-1855" - Page 448. This book was published in 1986 to commemorate the 150th Jubilee of South Australia. [Copy held in the S.O.G. / Ref: AUA/SA/G10].
      On the 1891 Census for Hurst, Berkshire [RG12/1001 Folio 66 Page 26] - living next door to one another were Gilbert KING and his brother Oliver KING who were connected with James' Trial. Gilbert [75] was "Farmer with Means" and Oliver [77] was "Living on his own Means". Their sisters were also "Living on her Means" and the three children of Olivers living with him and his wife were all single aged between 30 and 40. Were they happy, did they ever give a thought to James!

      WEBSITE: http://www.convictcentral.com :-EAMER James / 104/ Farm Labourer/ M/ Child: One/ Height: 5' 9 1/2"/ Hair: Brown/ Eyes: Blue/ Face: Long/ Complexion: Dark/ Build: Stout/ 104/ No distinguishing Marks.


      *********************************************** DETAILS OF HENRY NASH SENTENCED WITH JAMES
      CENSUS: 6 June 1841 [HO107/28/3 Folio 5 Page 4] Merrill Green, Hurst, Berkshire. Henry NASH [25] Ag. Lab., wife Eliza [30], children Mary [8], Emma [5], Jane [2] and Eliza [5 months].
      13/1/2006. From Website On Line www.genseek.net/cons.htm - details of Henry:-Convict No. 147 arrived at Freemantle, Swan River Colony, Australia with James on the "Hashemy" on the 25 Oct 1850. His Birth Date 1810. Married with 5 children. Labourer. Literate. C/E. Sentenced to 15 years with James in 1848 at Abingdon, Berks. Crime: Steal a sheep. Ticket Of Leave Granted 10 Aug 1851. Comments: To South Australia per "Guyon" 27 Apr 1856. [Copy from Website in EAMOUR File].
      Henry seems to have made a quicker departure from W.A. than James did. After January 1864 Convicts were not allowed to leave W.A. for another Colony under a Ticket Of Leave and they were not granted a Pardon but had to serve their full sentence before they could leave the Colony.
      Wonder what became of Henry - I doubt if I will research him.

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  • Sources 
    1. [S15] Denis Hamilton.