It's probably Bathurst, NSW.
Looks to be Primitive Methodist if I have the right minister.
Can't find where he was born.
Bathurst Free Press and Mining Journal (NSW : 1851 - 1904) - Saturday 31 January 1852 p.3
STOLEN or strayed, a chesnut horse, 15 1/2 hands high, with streak down the face, branded on the off shoulder like H or JC co-joined. A reward of £10 will be given on conviction of the thief or thieves, if stolen ; or £1 on delivering the said horse, -if strayed, to Mr. Henry Phillips, George-street, Bathurst ; or J. R. MAXWELL, Albion Stores, Sofala.
Empire (Sydney, NSW : 1850 - 1875) - Tuesday 3 March 1857 p.1
MOULTON, FROM GLASGOW
CAIRD, PATERSON, AND CO., Agents. Monday, 2nd March, 1857.
1 package, to James R. Maxwell, Sofala, shipped by Orr and Davie for John Maxwell.
The Sydney Morning Herald - Wednesday 17 September 1862 p.8
L A W.
BATHURST CRIMINAL COURT.
(Abridged from the Free Frets.)
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 9.
Before Sir Alfred Stephen, C. J.
Cum Fat and Ah Chong were indicted for breaking into the Post Office at Sofala, on the 21st of July last, and stealing therefrom one hundred £10 notes, one hundred £5 notes, and one hundred £1 notes, the property of the Postmaster General. ...
Freeman's Journal (Sydney, NSW : 1850 - 1932) - Wednesday 3 August 1864 p.5
SATURDAY. - SURRENDERS.
James Reid Maxwell, of Sofala, storekeeper, on petition and affidavit. Mr. Humphrey, official assignge.
The Sydney Morning Herald - Saturday 20 August 1864 p.8
INSOLVENCIES DURING THE MONTH
Estimated Liabilities Estimated Assets
James Reid Maxwell, Sofala Storekeeper 5129 19 9 3836 8 7
The Sydney Morning Herald - Wednesday 3 October 1866 p.4
IN the Legislative Assembly, yesterday.-
... The following were agreed to as formal motions :
... by Mr. DONNELLY, for the printing of a petition from James Read Maxwell and others, in respect of the robbery of the Sofala Post-office ;
The Sydney Morning Herald - Friday 7 July 1871 p.2
BEFORE THE CHIEF COMMISSIONER.
James Reid Maxwell, of Riley-street, Surry Hills, Sydney, agent, Liabilities, £129 1s 6d. Assets, £46 13s. Mr Sempill, official assignee.
The Sydney Morning Herald - Wednesday 3 July 1872 p.3
Before the Chief Commissioner.
Thursday, July 4, at 11 am.-Before the Chief Commissioner:
Accounts current and plans of distribution for confirmation in the following estates :-
2. Estate of James Reid Maxwell, a dividend of 1s. 3d., 6-13ths per £, in addition to 3s. 4d., 7-16ths per£, already paid, towards equalising dividend of 5s. per £, upon one debt proved subsequently to the confirmation of first plan of distribution.
Death 12103/1896 MAXWELL JAMES R - ALEXANDER - ELIZABETH - WOOLLAHRA
The Sydney Morning Herald - Tuesday 28 July 1896 p.1
MAXWELL.-July 26, at his residence Risca, Waverley-road, Woollahra, James Reid Maxwell, in his 78th year.