James Jolliffe, circa 1935

James Jolliffe

(1849 - 1936)

Detailed biography

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Personal details


     He was usually called Old Jim. He was baptised on 14 February 1849 in Marston Magna, EnglandG.1,2 He was the son of Thomas Jolliffe 2 and Elizabeth Curry Shepherd.3,4,5,6 James was born circa 1849 in Marston Magna, EnglandG.3,7,4,5 They was baptised on 12 December 1850 in Marston MagnaG.1

Family surname

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     He died at age 87 on 22 June 1936 in Soldiers Memorial Hospital, Canowindra, AustraliaG. The official cause of death was toxaemia, lobar pneumonia, infct.3,5

Family life


     He married Margaret Edgar in 1872.3,5 He married Susannah Waples on 30 December 1878 in St Michael's Church, Wollongong, AustraliaG. He was a widower farmer of Orange; she a spinster farmer's daughter of Mt Kembla.8,5

Children of James Jolliffe and Margaret Edgar

Children of James Jolliffe and Susannah Waples

Life event details


  • On on 27 July 1857, Thomas, James, Elizabeth, John, Ellen, Arthur, Thomas, Sarah, Robert and Selina arrived at aboard SS "Tartar". They was 8 years old. The Passenger List records that all could read and write except the two youngets children, Sarah and Robert. All were C of E. Thomas was a Farm Labourer; Elizabeth a Farm Servant; John was a Farm Labourer; Selina a General House Servant; Ellen was a Nursemaid.7,5,6

Census, occupation and residence information

Witnessed events



  1. [S160] Baptism Record for various, Marston Magna, Public Record Office, various.
  2. [S383] Parish Registers Transcript for Various, Parish of Blessed Virgin Mary Marston Magna, General Register Office, England.
  3. [S37] Death Certificate for James Jolliffe, 143/1936, NSW Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages, 30 June 1936.
  4. [S161] Jolliffe houselhold, Census UK, Marston Magna, 30 March 1851, compiled by LDS, Public Record Office.
  5. [S164] Illawarra Pioneers Pre-1900 (Illawarra Family History Group Inc, n.p., 1988).
  6. [S197] Death Certificate for Elizabeth Jolliffe, 014820/1894, NSW Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages, 28 Dec 1894.
  7. [S81] Jolliffe family, Tartar Passenger List, 27 July 1857.
  8. [S101] Marriage Certificate for James Jolliffe and Susan Waples, Number 5244 (922), Volume 1878, NSW Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages, 30 December 1878.
  9. [S94] Thomas Jolliffe will (16 Nov 1867), , NSW Probate Office.
  10. [S45] Newspaper obituary, James Jolliffe, Cowra Guardian, 10 January 1969, Fleming Family History Archive held by Jim Fleming.


Family forebears chart
Thomas Jolliffe's descendants
George Waples' descendants
William Carlisle's descendants