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John Poulton

b. about 1830, d. 5 September 1887

Family Surname

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John Poulton was born about 1830 in Preston.1,2,3

Family life

John Poulton and Elizabeth Clarkson were married on 1 May 1854 in Lancashire.4

Children with Elizabeth Clarkson (b. about 1834, d. before 1884)

SonJohn Poulton (b. about 1858, d. about 1860)
DaughterAlice Clarkson Poulton+ (b. 23 March 1860, d. 27 November 1927)


John Poulton emigrated on 13 November 1859 from Liverpool, England. SS Fitzjames1 He immigrated on 20 February 1860 to Sydney, NSW, Australia. SS Fitzjames1

Working life

  • John Poulton was employed.5
  • On 20 February 1860 John Poulton was a miner.1
  • About 1870 John Poulton was a labourer.6


John Poulton died on 5 September 1887 at Coonamble Hospital in Coonamble. acute inflammation of both lungs||The informant was S Howard, wardsman2 He was buried on 6 September 1887 DETAIL in Coonamble. He was buried in the RC cemetery at Coonamble2


  1. [S388] Poulton family entry, Fitzjames, Passenger List, 20 Feb 1860; in (Kingswood: Archives Office of NSW), 2480.
  2. [S398] Death Certificate, John Poulton, Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages, NSW, Vol 1884 No 11006.
  3. [S474] Interview with Ena Ruby Murphy (Bourke), by Halvene Therese Kessey, 1983. Fleming Family History Archive (Sydney).
  4. [S341] Birth Certificate Vol 1860 No 3058, Alice Clarkson Poulton, (30 April 1860), NSW Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages.
  5. [S472] "RR: BDM info from Bruce Fleming", Bruce Fleming, to Jim Fleming; Fleming Family History Archive, Sydney.
  6. [S458] Death Certificate, Alice Clarkson Bowen, Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages, NSW, Vol 1927 No 22759.
Last Edited21 August 2018