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James arrived with his family on the 'Java' on 28/11/1840

SA Death 1873 PEARCE James 45y of Adelaide d. 17 Jun 1873 at Adelaide rel (not rec) dist Ade Book 52 p.446

I can't find the arrival or the names of his parents.
Probably this guy...
3 Feb 1828 • North Hill, Cornwall, England
James Pearce ..... Mary Rouse
10 Sep 1818 • North Hill, Cornwall, England.

No arrival date.

23 May 1850 • St James Church, Blakiston, South Australia, Australia

Hannah Bairstow

17 Jun 1873 • Adelaide, South Australia, Australia.
Thanks Keith.

PEARCE James 22y S (f not rec) - BAIRSTOW Hannah 19y S (f not rec)
m. 23 May 1850 at St James Church (Blakiston) dist Ade Book 14 p.144

2 out of 3 not bad. I'll check the birth.
Film No 1596066
Day Month 03-Feb
Year 1828
Parish Circuit or Chapel North Hill
Forename James
Surname PEARCE
Age Or Date Of Birth
Father Forename James
Mother Forename Mary
Residence Ryeland
Status Or Occupation labourer
Where Baptised
Transcriber Notes
Transcriber Sue Mutton
Last edited:
74x deaths in SA for a James Pearce and 69x for Mary.

Rather common name.
Last edited:
Day Month 10-Sep
Year 1818
Parish Circuit Or Chapel North Hill
Groom Fn James
Groom Age
Groom Residence otp
Groom Condition bachelor
Groom Rank Profession
Groom Signed / Marked (S/M) M
Groom Father Name
Groom Father Rank Profession
Bride Fn Mary
Bride Sn ROUSE
Bride Age
Bride Residence otp
Bride Condition spinster
Bride Rank Profession
Bride Signed / Marked (S/M) M
Bride Father Name
Bride Father Rank Profession
Banns / Licence (B/L) B
Witness Fn1 William
Witness Sn1 Pearce
Witness Fn2 Abram
Witness Sn2 Sleep
Other Information with consent of friends
Transcriber Notes
Transcriber John Evans
12 cabin, 9 intermediate, + 470 steerage nearly 500 passengers from London & Plymouth 6/2/1840
DUTHIE, Captain Alexander - Went on trial for his dreadful treatment of the migrants. Brought out sheep, intending to settle. The most notorious emigrant ship of the early colonial period. Besides 2 named cabin passengers, 2 unnamed emigrants and a number of children died during the voyage.

!PEARCE, James Senr (//c1794-28/12/1862) Died Mt Barker Springs SA. Ag labourer from Chilter North Hill. Perhaps a brother to Mrs Thomas POLKINGHORNE?

!PEARCE, Mrs James (//c1794-//)

!PEARCE, Grace (//c1821-1827-24/7/1854) Died SA pnr. Dairymaid from Chilter North Hill. Birth date discrepency. m 7/11/1850 St James Blakiston, Nathaniel GREGORY

PEARCE, James Junr (//c1828-//) Sawyer; Upper Sturt, Farmer; Mt Barker Springs then Publican; Adelaide (Grenfell St).

!PEARCE, son (//c1835-//)