James Forsyth COLSTON

Male 1812 - 1869  (57 years)


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  • Name James Forsyth COLSTON 
    Born 02 Aug 1812  Duddingston, Midlothian, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    COLSTON, James Forsyth
    COLSTON, James Forsyth
    Birth recorded in South Leith Parochial Register
    Gender Male 
    Baptism 16 Aug 1812  Duddingston, Midlothian, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Residence 1837  South Leith, Midlothian, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Duke Street 

    • When a son William was born 11 Oct 1837 and baptised 26 Nov 1837 the family were living in Duke Street, South Leith.
    Census 06 Jun 1841  Duddingston, Midlothian, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Scotland 
    • Tower Street, Portobello.
      James Colston, mason, 28
      Beimey Colston, 35
      Eliza Colston, 6
      William Colston, 2
      All were born in the county
    Census 30 Mar 1851  St Pancras, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    England 
    • He was residing at 12 Harrison Street. He was a stone mason aged 39, with wife Bemme 49, daughter Elgie 16 and son William 11. All were born in Edinburgh, Scotland.
    Immigration 29 Jan 1853  Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • Arrived in Sydney on board the 'Tamar' 29 January 1853, having sailed from Plymouth, England 12 October 1852. He was aged 39 years and with him were his (second) wife, Margaret 48 yrs, daughter Eliza 18 yrs and son William 13yrs. He was listed as being a stonemason from Duddingston, Midlothian, religion was Church of Scotland, and he could both read and write.

      Passenger list records James's wife as Margaret aged 48, born in Edinburgh, can read and write. James and Margaret were married in London on 1 July 1852, not long before they left for Australia.
    Occupation Stonemason 

    • PESE BUILDINGS.
      TO SQUATTERS AND LANDOWNERS.

      THE Undersigned having completed a Dwelling-house of the above description for Messrs. Elliot and Allan is now prepared to build Houses equal to Stone, and at one third the price.
      For particulars apply to
      JAMES COLSTON,
      Care of Mr. GEORGE SMITH,
      Kyeamba.

      1869 'Advertising.', Wagga Wagga Advertiser and Riverine Reporter (NSW : 1868 - 1875), 26 June, p. 3, viewed 15 October, 2013, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article104084835
    Died 09 Sep 1869  Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Cause: Pericarditis, one month 
    • Wagga Wagga District Hospital
    Buried 10 Sep 1869  Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6
    • Wagga Wagga  Monumental Cemetery
      Presbyterian section 1A, row 25, grave 6
      Headstone broken
    COLSTON, James Forsyth
    COLSTON, James Forsyth
    Headstone, Wagga Wagga Monumental Cemetery. Headstone broken: Restoration investigated, quotes obtained June 2006. Colston descendants invited to contribute to restoration fund. Please contact me for further details.
    COLSTON, James Forsyth
    COLSTON, James Forsyth
    Headstone, Wagga Wagga Monumental Cemetery. Restoration required - Colston descendants invited to contribute to restoration fund. James was the patriarch of our Colston line in Australia. His memorial is unique and deserves restoration.
    COLSTON, James Forsyth
    COLSTON, James Forsyth
    Headstone, Wagga Wagga Monumental Cemetery. Close up of headstone after some lichen removed. Inscription reads: In Memory of James Forsyth Colston who died 9th Septr 1869 Aged 57 years Thy will be done
    Notes 
    • At some stage between 1841 and 30 March 1851 the family moved from Edinburgh to London. Jemima died in 1851 in London and in 1852 James married Margaret McPhail . In 1853 he emigrated with his family to Australia.
    Person ID I443  Colston & Wenck families in Australia
    Last Modified 13 Mar 2016 

    Father James COLSTON,   b. Abt 1778, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jun 1826, Portobello, Midlothian, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 48 years) 
    Mother Mary CUNNINGHAM,   b. Abt 1774, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Mar 1826, Portobello, Midlothian, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 52 years) 
    Married 10 Nov 1797  South Leith, Midlothian, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F6  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Jemima WALKER,   b. Abt 1801, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Nov 1851, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 50 years) 
    Married 06 Apr 1832  Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [7, 8
    • Married at Newgreyfriars Kirk by Rev David Wilkie. Marriage Banns were read at South Leith Parish Church.
    COLSTON, James Forsyth & WALKER, Jemima
    COLSTON, James Forsyth & WALKER, Jemima
    Marriage recorded in South Leith Parochial Register
    Children 
     1. Jemima COLSTON,   b. 22 Nov 1832, Leith, Midlothian, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 07 Jun 1841, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 8 years)
    +2. Elizabeth "Eliza" COLSTON,   b. 29 Jan 1835, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Mar 1884, Woolloomooloo, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 49 years)
     3. William COLSTON,   b. 11 Oct 1837, Leith, Midlothian, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 05 Dec 1839  (Age 2 years)
    +4. William Edward COLSTON,   b. 05 Dec 1839, Portobello, Midlothian, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 02 Feb 1885, Barnawartha North, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 45 years)
    Last Modified 6 Nov 2008 
    Family ID F4  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Margaret McPHAIL,   b. 08 Jul 1803, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 01 Jul 1852  London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [9, 10
    Last Modified 11 May 2015 
    Family ID F5  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 02 Aug 1812 - Duddingston, Midlothian, Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBaptism - 16 Aug 1812 - Duddingston, Midlothian, Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 06 Apr 1832 - Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Duke Street - 1837 - South Leith, Midlothian, Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Scotland - 06 Jun 1841 - Duddingston, Midlothian, Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - England - 30 Mar 1851 - St Pancras, Middlesex, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 01 Jul 1852 - London, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsImmigration - 29 Jan 1853 - Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: Pericarditis, one month - 09 Sep 1869 - Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 10 Sep 1869 - Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S151] Old Parochial Records, Midlothian. Film 1066683 (V3. Baptisms 1781-1819 Duddingston, Scotland), 1812 page 16th.

    2. [S157] Old Parochial Records, Midlothian. Film 1067775 (Burials 1810 - 1819 Baptisms 1819 - 1844 Midlothian, South Leith, Scotland), Colston, William born 11 October 1837.

    3. [S153] Ancestry.com. 1851 England Census [database on-line]., (Provo, UT, USA: MyFamily.com, Inc., 2005.), Class: HO107; Piece: 1495; Folio: 717; Page: 9; GSU roll: 87826-87827.

    4. [S77] State Records NSW, (http://www.records.nsw.gov.au/), AONSW reels 2136 & 2465.

    5. [S4] NSW Registry of Births, Deaths & Marriages, (http://www.bdm.nsw.gov.au), 1869/6291 Death certificate.

    6. [S152] Wagga Wagga City Council, Telephone advice from council staff 9 May 2005.

    7. [S5] International Genealogical Index [IGI], (FamilySearch), Film  6901048.

    8. [S6] Colston_Walker marriage Certificate of Proclamation.

    9. [S5] International Genealogical Index [IGI], (FamilySearch), Film  6900164.

    10. [S59] England & Wales, FreeBMD Marriage Index: 1837-1983 [database on-line], (http://www.freebmd.org.uk), entry for James Colston and Margaret McPhail, volume 1b, page 4, Sep quarter 1852, St Pancras district.