James Williams (1841–1873)

JAMES WILLIAMS was the son of a Scottish free immigrant named MARGARET WILLIAMS (née LESLIE) and an English ex-convict named JOHN WILLIAMS who went on to become a publican and Parramatta’s first Lord Mayor. JAMES died in April 1873, aged 31, just a few months before his father JOHN also passed away. JAMES lies buried in the same vault as his parents, at St. John’s Cemetery, Parramatta.

Names

  • Birth name: JAMES ISAAC WILLIAMS
  • Alternate: JAMES WILLIAMS

Burial Location

  • Section 1, Row V, No. 7, St. John’s Cemetery, Parramatta, New South Wales

Relationships

  • Son of JOHN WILLIAMS
  • Son of MARGARET WILLIAMS (née LESLIE)
  • Brother of ELIZA WILLIAMS
  • Brother of CATHERINE WILLIAMS
  • Brother of BARBARA WILLIAMS
  • Brother of JOHN WILLIAMS (II)
  • Step-son of MARY LOUISE WILLIAMS
  • Half-brother of MARGARET L WILLIAMS
  • Half-brother of HERBERT WILLIAMS
  • Half-brother of ERNEST WILLIAMS
  • Half-brother of AMY ANNIE WILLIAMS
  • Half-brother of LOUISA MAUD WILLIAMS

Occupation

  • Publican

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Abstract: John Williams’s life was a long voyage from convicted smiling pickpocket to respectable citizen. Born ‘John Wilson Isaac,’ he was initially a sailor. Having been caught picking pockets in London, he was transported to New South Wales for fourteen years. Initially working as a baker, he then became a publican, managing a series of hotels in Guruk (Port Macquarie), Cadi (Sydney) and Parramatta. Successful in business, he also became active in the Parramatta community, his efforts crowned by his becoming first Mayor of Parramatta in 1862. Read more>>

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# Born in colony

# Publican

# Burial year: 1873

# Grave: marked