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A history of the Fleming, Jolliffe, Kessey and Murphy families of New South Wales - and their forebears

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John Poulton

b. 26 March 1830, d. 5 September 1887

Person Exhibits

John Poulton came to Australia in 1860 aboard the Fitzjames

Detailed biography

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Family surname

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John Poulton was born on 26 March 1830 at Broughton in Fernyhalgh.1,2,3,4,5,6,7


FatherJohn Robert Poulton (b. 6 April 1785, d. circa 1834)
MotherElizabeth Green (b. 1787, d. 30 January 1855)

Family life

John Poulton and Elizabeth Clarkson were married on 1 March 1854 in Lancashire.4,6

Children with Elizabeth Clarkson (b. 1834, d. after 1883)

SonThomas Poulton (b. September 1856, d. December 1856)
SonJohn Poulton (b. 1858, d. 1860)
DaughterAlice Clarkson Poulton+ (b. 23 March 1860, d. 27 November 1927)

Residence information

John Poulton lived at Sidles Farm in Alston, Lancashire, on 30 March 1851, farm labourer. He was working on a 30 acre farm owned by James Miller who had a wife. His wife's sister and daughter also lived there.5 He emigrated on 13 November 1859 from Liverpool, England. SS Fitzjames1 He immigrated on 2 February 1860 to Sydney, New South Wales.1,8

Working life

  • On 20 February 1860 John Poulton was a miner.1
  • He was employed as a railway construction labourer in 1863 in Lapstone NSW. He worked on the construction of the zig zag railway9


John Poulton died from acute inflammation of both lungs on 5 September 1887 at age 57 at Coonamble Hospital in Coonamble. 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 He had his estate probated on 13 October 1887 in Coonamble.10


  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. [S1190] John Poulton, 30 March 1851 Census UK, London, Alston, Public Record Office, p6.
  6. [S1196] Poulton and Ashworth families, Immigration Deposit Journals, (Kingswood NSW: Archives Office of NSW), 11 Jun 1859, Series: 5264; Microfilm, 5264, 9 reels; Reel: 2669
  7. [S1233] FamilySearch, Index to English Baptisms (FMP), (Find My Past.)
  8. [S1108] Immigrants per Fitz-James, Sydney Morning Herald, 23 Feb 1860, p6.
  9. [S472] "RR: BDM info from Bruce Fleming", Bruce Fleming, to Jim Fleming; Fleming Family History Archive, Sydney.
  10. [S1222] John Poulton, Probate: Poulton, John NRS13660 3 17/2214 Series 3 15514 (Probate), NSW Probate Office, Sydney.
ReferencesCh forebears
Ch Kessey forebears
Pedigree Poulton
Poulton clan
Last Edited21 June 2020