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John LEES

Male 1807 - 1848  (41 years)


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  • Name John LEES 
    Born 19 Sep 1807  Castlereagh, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Certificates ? Marriage (16), Death (78) 
    Photos? Grave (D0004-20A), Grave (DSCF6483) 
    Died 22 Dec 1848  Castlereagh, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Buried 24 Dec 1848  Castlereagh Wesleyan Church, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • NOTES RE - JAMES McLELLAND´S BOOK NO.5

      The Nepean River Valley, It´s History, It´s Floods, It´s people..

      1837
      Rope Elizabeth, b.1857 died 9/8/1837. Buried Anglican Cranebrook cemetery.

      1938
      Provision for Catholics to worship provided by opening of Catholic Church Parish Penrith covering Mulgoa, Luddenham, Wallacia, Mulgoa Forest Mountain.

      1839
      First school conducted at St. Marys by Abraham Liddiatt with 29 pupils.

      July 16th 1839
      St. Stephens C. of E. Penrith opened.

      Peacock, Mary Ann, 8 years of age, died 5/2/1839, buried Anglican Cranebrook Cemetery.

      1840
      16/11/1840 - Rev Dr. Fulton died.

      Perry James, Pioneer family of Penrith, died 8/1/1840 aged 69 yrs. Buried St. Stephens C. of E. cemetery Penrith.

      1841
      Howard Thomas, Pioneer Penrith died 3/10/1841 aged 65 yrs. Buried Anglican Cranebrook cemetery.

      1845
      Emu Plains ceased to be a Penal Settlement. Last convicts released. At its peak it contained 1,000 convicts.

      1846
      Field, Edward. Aged 49 years died 7/12/1846. Pioneer. B.A.C.C.

      1848
      Population of Penrith 291 and number of houses 63.
      Public education began in the Colony when Gov. Fitzroy set up National Board of Education. It faced bitter opposition from Anglican and Catholic churches. Average annual wage for teachers was $145.

      Gorman family: known pioneer family Castlereagh 1848. Mrs. Gorman was daughter of John Lees who donated land for the first Methodist Church at Castlereagh in 1817.

      Lees, John, born 1807, died 22/12/1848. Name of wife Ann. Buried Methodist Church cemetery Upper Castlereagh.

      1851
      Gorman, Henry, known Pioneer Penrith District, born 1805, died 27/9/1851. B.M.C.C.U.C.

      1855
      Rope Margaret, b. 1834 died 2/9/1855. A pioneer woman, infant son died 22/11/1855 age 5 months. Buried St. John Cemetery, Regentville.

      Lees Sarah, b. 1838 died 26/5/1855. Buried Methodist Church Cemetery, Upper Castlereagh.

      1856
      First bridge built across Nepean at Penrith, completed at a cost of $15,000. The bridge was a toll bridge operated by a private company.

      1857
      24/7/1857 . One of the most disastrous floods ever struck the colony on this date and washed away the new bridge. Damage along the Nepean and Hawkesbury was a major disaster even by todays standards. Ferries had to resume carrying passengers, stock and goods across the Nepean until 1867.

      The rain commenced on Sunday and by Thursday passengers were paying 2/6d per head to cross the river and then at very great hazard. As much as 1 pound was charged for horses. It was impossible for drays to cross. The two punts were sold by Government , one for 36 pounds and the other for 12 pounds.

      1860 Rutledge Mary Ellen, daughter of James Rutledge died 9/9/1860 age 1 year and 11 months. Buried St. Johns Church Regentville.
      Population of Penrith now 4,804.

      April 1860another big flood on Nepean. Historic ``Ravenswood´´ farmhouse had to be evacuated.

      Kellet, William Henry a pioneer saddler of Penrith. Died 4/4/1860 aged 33 years.

      Coffey Michael, b. 1830 died 10/9/1860. A pioneer. Buried St. Johns Cemetery Regentville.

      1862
      Bank of N.S.W. opened for business in Penrith.
      7/7/1862 - railway line construction reached Penrith.

      The Police Force as we know it today came into being with the passing of a new Police Act.
      Court House built at Blayney NSW.
      Mail & Gold Escort Robbery - 1,000 pounds reward.
      Whereas it has been represented to the Government that on the afternoon of 16/7/1862 the Gold Escort from the Lachlan was attacked on the road between Forbes and Orange by a band of armed men, said to be 10 in number and described as dressed in red shirts, red caps and with their faces blackened, who fired on and
      wounded the Police forming the escort. They opened the mailbags and letters and carried off a large amount of gold dust and money. A reward of 100 pounds each will be paid within 6 months for the apprehension of any of the guilty party.
      Charles Cooper, Col. Sec. officer 17/6/1862.

      1863
      Three years of drought again hit colony.

      1864
      11/6/1864 - again great flooding.

      Stanton, Elle b. 1824, died 14/12/1864. A pioneer B.S.J.C.R.

      1865
      Bushranger Ben hall shot dead by Police.

      1866
      Henry Parkes introduced Public School Act which made payment of fees for teaching of children by parents no longer necessary.

      1867
      Watkins, John b. 1813 died 10/2/1867. buried Emu Plains General cemetery.

      1871
      Stanton, Thomas, b. 1806 d. 16/11/1871. A pioneer. B.S.J.C.R.

      1876
      Construction of Western railway reached Blayney NSW

      Dukes, William b.1795 d. 11/10/1879 E.P.G.C.

      1882
      First issue of ``Nepean Times´´

      1884
      Stanton, Joseph, b. 1803 d.19/11/1884 E.P.G.C.

      1898
      Kellett, Charles Henry. A pioneer Post master of Penrith. d. 7/7/1898 aged 61 years.

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      From Field Family Newsletter Edition 27

      NOTES RE - JAMES McLELLAND´S BOOK NO.5

      The Nepean River Valley, It´s History, It´s Floods, It´s people..

      7.7.1900 Flood - the farms leased by Alderman Josiah Field

      22.11.1901death of Ann Lees (born 1814) Husband´s name, John. B.MCCUC. Pioneer.

      22.11.1901 death of Martha Sheringham (born 1824). ST.M.M.C.E.ST.M.

      13.4.1907 death of Caroline Field (born 1862) Husband´s name, Joshua. b. M.C.C.U.C.

      16.10.1910death of John Harris (born 1841) Buried St. Marys General Cemetery.

      11.1.1913death of John Field (born 1867) Buried Penrith General Cemetery.

      11.9.1920death of Henry Field, pioneer, aged 86 years. Interred St. Stephens Cemetery, Penrith.

      3.5.1922death of Thomas Albert Field (born 1841) Buried Penrith General Cemetery.

      15.5.1923death of Joseph Stanton (born 1851) P.G.C.

      10.4.1925 death of Mathew J. Stanton (born 1883) P.G.C.

      4. 12. 1926death of Thomas Albert Skeen (born 1845) P.G.C.

      29.12.1928death of Charlotte Stanton (born 1858) B.M.C.C.U.C.

      26.3.1928death of George Edward Field (born 1871) P.G.C.

      23.7.1932death of Emily Dukes (born 1919) E.P.G.C.

      9.9.1932 death of William Dukes (born 1860) P.G.C.

      1.9.1934death Eileen Maggie Dukes (born 1900) P.G.C.

      2.7.1934 death of Ethel May Randall (born 1886) P.G.C.)

      17.4.1936death of Josiah Stanton (born 1855) B.M.C.C.U.C
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      1977. Mr. B. Broadbent, trustee Nepean District Hospital Society.
    Person ID I8764  The Rawsthorne Family Tree
    Last Modified 14 Nov 2015 

    Father John LEES,   b. 1771, Staffordshire, Worcestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Aug 1836, Nepean River, Penrith, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Mother Mary Carter STEVENS,   b. 03 May 1778, Charlynch, Somerset, England, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jul 1839, Castlereagh, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Married 20 Nov 1809  St Phillips Church, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Family ID F481  Group Sheet

    Family Ann BOLTON,   b. 13 Mar 1814, Agnes Banks, Richmond, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Nov 1901, St Peters, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years) 
    Married 24 Dec 1830  Castlereagh, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
     1. Maria LEES,   b. 08 Aug 1832, Penrith, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 May 1906, Pennant Hills East, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
     2. Mary Ann LEES,   b. 26 Jun 1834, Castlereagh, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jun 1917, Mudgee, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
     3. Esther LEES,   b. 24 Jul 1836, Castlereagh, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 01 Feb 1887, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 50 years)
     4. Sarah LEES,   b. 04 Aug 1838,   d. 26 May 1855, Castlereagh, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 16 years)
     5. John LEES,   b. 14 Dec 1840, Windsor, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 03 Aug 1908, Dubbo, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)
     6. Annie LEES,   b. 23 Apr 1843, Llandilo, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 06 Aug 1934, Penrith, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years)
     7. Samuel LEES,   b. 17 May 1845, Nepean, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. Jane LEES,   b. 27 Jul 1847, South Creek, Penrith, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 May 1935  (Age 87 years)
    Last Modified 14 Nov 2015 
    Family ID F3969  Group Sheet

  • Headstones
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  • Sources 
    1. [S193] Lisa STEWART.

    2. [S221] New South Wales Births, Deaths & Marriages.
      Windsor, NSW, V184863 110

    3. [S410] Kay E RADFORD.