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James Milson

James Milson

Male Abt 1785 - 1872  (~ 87 years)

 

James Milson

James arrived on "ALBION" as a Seaman on 18th August 1806, and quickly set about establishing himself as a farmer and acquiring land.

James worked in a quarry for stone for ships' ballast in Careening Cove which was situated between Kirribilli and Kurraba Point, beside Neutral Bay. He established a slaughterhouse to provide the town across the harbour with fresh lamb and mutton.



James arrived on "ALBION" as a Seaman on 18th August 1806, and quickly set about establishing himself as a farmer and acquiring land.

James worked in a quarry for stone for ships' ballast in Careening Cove which was situated between Kirribilli and Kurraba Point, beside Neutral Bay. He established a slaughterhouse to provide the town across the harbour with fresh lamb and mutton.

He had his share if problems when he first settled in the area. In May 1814 the ship "Three Bees" caught fire at Government Wharf, Sydney Cove. She was loaded with thirty casks of gunpowder and her cannon was "all shotted". The ship was cut loose and her first gun went off at 6.30pm.and a ball landed near the guardhouse, another went through Captain Piper's parlour window. Altogether fourteen guns went off before she blew up. Some of the cannon balls were said to have crashed into Milson's boatshed on the North Shore.

In 1825 he was granted 50 acres between Lavender Bay and Careening Cove.

In 1826 bushfires ravaged the North Shore destroying his home and possessions, which included the title deeds and notes for his land grants. It also destroyed his fruit and vegetable crops.

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