St. Johns, Parramatta, NSW


The data in this file is NOT headstone data, but information derived from several other projects. Parramatta was the first established center for arrivals in Sydney, Australia, and the first substantial township. It was established some distance up-river from the main harbour precincts simply because it was the first place where european agriculture could be made to work, and thus feed the officials, sailors and convicts in those first desperate years.

Samuel Marsden was a missionary originally based in Parramatta who went on to establish the first successful mission in the Bay of Islands, in New Zealand. Thus Parramatta features extensively in New Zealand history as well as that of Australia.

In association with this cemetery listing is a genealogy file keyed to First Fleet people and history. Entering data into either resource will be an enormous and on-going project, linked as it is with the ships files. Please excuse the slow pace of such corrections; you are welcome to offer formatting services at any time... Be aware that the none of the persons compiling this cemetery file have ever been to the St. Johns cemetery in person.
Actual headstone data; + Data from other sources


  Surname: Allan +
Genealogy First names: Andrew Born: 18 Aug 1798 At: Edinburgh, Scotland Arrival: 11 Jun 1813 On: 'Fortune' Died: 16 Feb 1837 At: Sydney, NSW Age: 39 Buried: St. Johns, Parramatta, NSW Comments: Spouse Augusta Allan née Bayly.
  Surname: Allan +
Genealogy First names: Augusta Born: 17 May 1808 At: NSW Died: 26 Dec 1860 At: Sydney, NSW Age: 52 Buried: St. Johns, Parramatta, NSW Comments: née Bayly. Daughter of Nicholas Bayly and Sarah Laycock. Wife of David Allan.
  Surname: Alt + First names: Augustus Theodore Henry Born: about 1731 At: London Arrival: 26 Jan 1788 On: 'Prince of Wales'
(First Fleet) Died: 9 Jan 1815 At: Parramatta, NSW Age: 84 Buried: St. Johns, Parramatta, NSW Comments: Spouse Ann Alt née George. Alt was first surveyor.
  Surname: Andrews + First names: John Born: At: Arrival: 26 Dec 1803 On: 'HMS Glatton'
Died: 25 Apr 1832 At: Parramatta, NSW Age: Buried: St. Johns, Parramatta, NSW Comments: Spouse Ann Andrews née Tunks.
  Surname: Baker + First names: William Born: At: Died: 25 Apr 1824 At: Castlereagh, NSW Age: Buried: St. Johns, Parramatta, NSW Comments:

  Surname: Batman +
Genealogy First names: Jane Born: 11 Feb 1808 At: Baulkham Hills, NSW Died: 3 Apr 1838 At: Age: 30 Buried: St. Johns, Parramatta, NSW Comments: Née Pye. Wife of William Batman.
  Surname: Batman +
Genealogy First names: William Born: 15 Mar 1806 At: Parramatta, NSW Died: 12 Dec 1834 At: Parramatta, NSW Age: 30 Buried: St. Johns, Parramatta, NSW Comments: Spouse of Jane Batman née Pye.
  Surname: Baxter +
Genealogy First names: John Born: ca 1786 At: Arrival: On: 'HMS Dromedary' Died: 27 Jul 1862 At: Age: Buried: St. Johns, Parramatta, NSW Comments: Spouse of Susannah Baxter née Williams.
  Surname: Bean + First names: James Thomas John Born: ca 1752 At: London Arrival: 26 Apr 1799 On: 'HMS Buffalo' Died: 19 Apr 1839 At: Parramatta, NSW Age: abt 87 Buried: St. Johns, Parramatta, NSW Comments: Spouse of Elizabeth Bean née Kirshaw.

  Surname: Best + First names: Martha Born: about 1778 At: Arrival: 24 May 1794 On: 'Indispensible'
as convict. Died: 14 Mar 1833 At: Castle Hill, NSW Age: 55 Buried: St. Johns, Parramatta, NSW Comments: Née Chamberlain. Wife of George Best.
  Surname: Bolton + First names: Ann Born: 1775 At: Brecknock,Powys,Wales Died: 23 Aug 1839 At: Prospect, NSW Age: 64 Buried: St. Johns, Parramatta, NSW Comments: Née Smith. Wife of Robert Bolton.

  Surname: Bolton + First names: Robert Born: 1759 At: Salisbury,Wiltshire,Eng Died: 20 Jul 1837 At: Parramatta, NSW Age: 78 Buried: St. Johns, Parramatta, NSW Comments: Spouse of Ann Bolton née Smith.

  Surname: Burcher + First names: Stephen Born: ca 1796 At: Sussex, England Arrival: 28 Jul 1814 On: 'Surrey I' Died: 28 Jul 1838 At: Liverpool, NSW Age: abt 42 Buried: St. Johns, Parramatta, NSW Comments: Spouse of Mary Burcher (nee Tindall).

  Surname: Chalker + First names: William Born: At: Died: 21 Feb 1823 At: Parramatta, NSW Age: Buried: St. Johns, Parramatta, NSW Comments:

  Surname: Champion + First names: John Born: 21 Jun 1795 At: Richmond,Surrey Arrival: 7 Feb 1814 On: 'General Hewitt' as convict. Died: 9 Nov 1887 At: Falconbridge, NSW Age: 92 Buried: St. Johns, Parramatta, NSW Comments: Spouse of Mary Barber.

  Surname: Crowder + First names: Thomas Born: about 1756 At: Died: 15 Apr 1806 At: Parramatta, NSW Age: 50 Buried: St. Johns, Parramatta, NSW Comments: Spouse of Elizabeth Williams.

  Surname: Duggan + First names: Dennis Born: ca 1773 At: Co. Cork,Ireland Arrival: 21 Feb 1801 On: 'Anne' Died: ca 1818 At: Parramatta, NSW Age: abt 32 Buried: St. Johns, Parramatta, NSW Comments: Spouse of Mary Duggan née Dean.

  Surname: Dunn + First names: Rose Born: ca 1785 At: London, England Arrival: 20 Apr 1799 On: 'HMS Buffalo' Died: 6 Nov 1838 At: Parramatta, NSW Age: abt 46 Buried: St. Johns, Parramatta, NSW Comments: Wife of Thomas Dunn. Née Bean, daughter of James Thomas John Bean.

  Surname: Frost + First names: Elizabeth Born: 12 Oct 1803 At: Sydney,NSW Died: 16 Jul 1827 At: Campbelltown, NSW Age: 24 Buried: St. Johns, Parramatta, NSW Comments: Wife of John Frost. Née Hull, daughter of James Hull.

  Surname: Hassall née Cover + First names: Elizabeth Born: At: Arrival: 14 May 1798 On: 'Nautilus' Died: 11 Feb 1834 At: Parramatta,NSW Age: Buried: St. Johns, Parramatta, NSW Comments: Wife of Rev. Rowland Hassall, missionary to Tahiti who settled in NSW.

  Surname: Hassall + First names: Rowland (Rev.) Born: 31 Mar 1768 At: Coventry,Warwickshire Arrival: 14 May 1798 On: 'Nautilus' Died: 28 Aug 1820 At: Parramatta,NSW Age: 52 Buried: St. Johns, Parramatta, NSW Comments: Spouse of Elizabeth Hassall née Cover. Missionary to Tahiti who settled in NSW.

  Surname: Hassall + First names: Rowland James Born: 23 Aug 1820 At: Parramatta,NSW Died: 5 Sep 1820 At: Parramatta,NSW Age: 1 month Buried: St. Johns, Parramatta, NSW Comments: Infant son of Samuel Otoo & Lucy Hassall.

  Surname: Herbert +
Genealogy First names: Deborah Born: At: Arrival: On: Died: 3 Jun 1819 At: Prospect, NSW Age: Buried: St. Johns, Parramatta, NSW Comments: Née Ellam (Elias). 1st wife of John Herbert.
  Surname: Herbert +
Genealogy First names: John Born: ca 1760 At: London Arrival: 26 Jan 1788 On: 'Charlotte' as convict Died: 1 Apr 1832 At: Prospect, NSW Age: abt 72 Buried: St. Johns, Parramatta, NSW Comments: 1st wife Deborah née Ellam buried alongside him.
  Surname: Hillas + First names: John Born: ca 1769 At: Wakefield, Yorkshire Arrival: 15 Dec 1801 On: 'Nile' as free settler Died: 18 Mar 1837 At: 'Hillas Farm', Toongabbie, NSW Age: 68 Buried: St. Johns, Parramatta, NSW Comments: Free emigrant, came out with wife Barbara née Dealtry.

  Surname: James + First names: Ann Born: ca 1790 At: London, England Arrival: 20 Apr 1799 On: 'HMS Buffalo' Died: 11 Mar 1854 At: Parramatta, NSW Age: abt 64 Buried: St. Johns, Parramatta, NSW Comments: Wife of Samuel James. Née Bean, daughter of James Thomas John Bean.

  Surname: James + First names: Samuel Born: ca 1782 At: Essex, England Arrival: 4 Aug 1802 On: 'Perseus' Died: 6 Mar 1855 At: Parramatta, NSW Age: abt 64 Buried: St. Johns, Parramatta, NSW Comments: Spouse of Ann James née Bean.

  Surname: Knight +
Genealogy First names: Elizabeth Born: At: England Arrival: Mar 1803 On: 'HMS Glatton' with family. Died: 15 Jul 1827 At: Liverpool, NSW Age: Buried: St. Johns, Parramatta, NSW Comments: Second wife of Isaac Knight.
  Surname: Knight +
Genealogy First names: Isaac Born: ca 1751 At: England Arrival: 26 Jan 1788 On: 'Alexander', as a marine. Returned: 18 May 1802 On: 'Atlantic' to England. Arrival: Mar 1803 On: 'HMS Glatton' with family. Died: 17 Apr 1843 At: Macquarie Grove, NSW Age: abt 92 Buried: St. Johns, Parramatta, NSW Comments: Spouse of Elizabeth Knight née Marks.
  Surname: Marshall + First names: Joseph Born: ca 1754 At: England Arrival: 26 Jan 1788 On: 'Scarborough', as a convict. Died: Jan 1819 At: NSW Age: abt 62 Buried: St. Johns, Parramatta, NSW Comments: Estranged spouse of Elizabeth Cole.

  Surname: Martin +
Genealogy First names: Ann Born: At: Arrival: 26 Jun 1790 On: 'Neptune' as convict. Died: 12 Feb 1806 At: Parramatta, NSW Age: Buried: St. Johns, Parramatta, NSW Comments: Née Joy (sometimes written as Toy). 1st wife of John Martin.
  Surname: Martin +
Genealogy First names: John Born: ca 1755 At: Arrival: 26 Jan 1788 On: 'Alexander' as convict. Died: 21 Dec 1837 At: Field of Mars, NSW Age: abt 88 Buried: St. Johns, Parramatta, NSW Comments: Spouse of (1) Ann Joy (Toy) (2) Mary Randall. This man was a West Indian.
  Surname: McManus née Poole +
Genealogy First names: Jane Born: ca 1768 At: England Arrival: 26 Jan 1788 On: 'Charlotte' as convict. Died: 1826 At: Age: abt 48 Buried: St. Johns, Parramatta, NSW Comments: Spouse of (1) James McManus (2) Richard Blyth Ridge. Mother of Maria (Martha) Poole (Ridge).
  Surname: Parton +
Genealogy First names: John Born: ca 1792 At: England Arrival: 11 Jun 1813 On: 'Fortune' as convict. Died: 1 Jan 1827 At: Kissing Point,NSW Age: abt 35 Buried: St. Johns, Parramatta, NSW Comments: Spouse of Sarah Elizabeth née Bradley.
  Surname: Poole (Ridge) +
Genealogy First names: Maria (Martha) Born: 14 MAY 1803 At: NSW Died: 17 JUN 1821 At: Age: 18 Buried: St. Johns, Parramatta, NSW Comments: Daughter of Jane Ridge (née Poole)
  Surname: Pye +
Genealogy First names: Ann Born: 22 Mar 1808 At: Died: 6 Jan 1852 At: Campbells River, Bathurst, NSW Age: 44 Buried: St. Johns, Parramatta, NSW Comments: Née Humm. Wife of Thomas Pye.
  Surname: Pye +
Genealogy First names: Eleanor Born: At: Died: 14 Mar 1869 At: Age: Buried: St. Johns, Parramatta, NSW Comments: Née Murray. Wife of John Pye (jr).
  Surname: Pye +
Genealogy First names: Elizabeth Born: At: Died: 13 Dec 1852 At: Age: Buried: St. Johns, Parramatta, NSW Comments: Née Ward. Wife of Joseph Pye.
  Surname: Pye +
Genealogy First names: Elizabeth Born: 28 Mar 1813 At: Died: 5 Aug 1895 At: Nth Parramatta, NSW Age: 82 Buried: St. Johns, Parramatta, NSW Comments: Née Hibbard. Second wife of James Pye.
  Surname: Pye +
Genealogy First names: James Born: 18 Mar 1803 At: Baulkham Hills, NSW Died: 31 Dec 1884 At: Parramatta, NSW Age: 81 Buried: St. Johns, Parramatta, NSW Comments: Spouse of (1) Sarah Pye née Best, (2) Elizabeth Pye née Hibbard.
  Surname: Pye +
Genealogy First names: John Born: 12 Mar 1769 At: Birmingham, Eng Arrival: 14 Oct 1791 On: 'Brittania' Died: 22 Dec 1830 At: Baulkham Hills, NSW Age: 59 Buried: St. Johns, Parramatta, NSW Comments: Spouse of Mary Pye née Phillips. Father of Mary, Joseph, John, Thomas, Sarah, James, Elizabeth and Jane.
  Surname: Pye +
Genealogy First names: John Born: 26 Jun 1798 At: Baulkham Hills, NSW Died: 28 Dec 1845 At: Baulkham Hills, NSW Age: 47 Buried: St. Johns, Parramatta, NSW Comments: Son of John and Mary Pye. Spouse of Eleanor Pye née Murray.
  Surname: Pye +
Genealogy First names: Joseph Born: 19 Jul 1796 At: Baulkham Hills, NSW Died: 5 Jan 1853 At: Eastern Creek, NSW Age: 59 Buried: St. Johns, Parramatta, NSW Comments: Son of John and Mary Pye. Spouse of Elizabeth Pye née Ward.
  Surname: Pye +
Genealogy First names: Mary Born: At: Arrival: 9 JUL 1791 On: 'Mary Ann' Died: 8 Feb 1843 At: Baulkham Hills, NSW Age: 20 Buried: St. Johns, Parramatta, NSW Comments: Previous husband William Phillips. Died as wife of John Pye.
  Surname: Pye + Genealogy First names: Mary Born: 1793 At: Parramatta, NSW Died: 29 Jan 1913 At: Baulkham Hills, NSW Age: 20 Buried: St. Johns, Parramatta, NSW Comments: Daughter of John and Mary Pye.
  Surname: Pye +
Genealogy First names: Sarah Born: 26 Jan 1809 At: Castle Hill, NSW Died: 11 May 1882 At: Baulkham Hills, NSW Age: 73 Buried: St. Johns, Parramatta, NSW Comments: Née Best. First wife of James Pye.
  Surname: Pye +
Genealogy First names: Thomas Born: 11 Jan 1800 At: Baulkham Hills, NSW Died: 11 Jun 1868 At: Campbells River, NSW Age: 68 Buried: St. Johns, Parramatta, NSW Comments: Spouse of Ann Pye née Humm.
  Surname: Roughey + First names: Thomas Bap: 3 Apr 1789 At: Leigh, Kent Arrival: 14 Oct 1818 On: 'Tottenham' Died: Jul 1838 At: Duval, NSW Age: 57 Buried: St. Johns, Parramatta, NSW Comments: Spouse of Harriet Kentwell.

  Surname: Rowe +
Genealogy First names: Mary Born: ca 1758 At: Arrival: 9 Jul 1791 On: 'Mary Ann' as convict. Died: 25 Aug 1811 At: Parramatta, NSW Age: abt 53 Buried: St. Johns, Parramatta, NSW Comments: Widow of William Rowe. Robbed and murdered.
  Surname: Shelley + First names: Elizabeth Born: ca 1782 At: London, England Arrival: 20 Apr 1799 On: 'HMS Buffalo' Died: 20 Sep 1878 At: Parramatta, NSW Age: abt 96 Buried: St. Johns, Parramatta, NSW Comments: Wife of William Shelley. Née Bean, daughter of James Thomas John Bean.

  Surname: Snowden +
Genealogy First names: Andrew Born: 3 Nov 1771 At: Southwark, Surrey, England Transported: Arr 14 Feb 1792 On: 'Pitt' Died: 1 Nov 1833 At: Parramatta, NSW Age: 59 Buried: St. Johns, Parramatta, NSW Comments: Spouse of Sarah Snowden née Darke.
  Surname: Snowden +
Genealogy First names: Sarah Bap: 22 Mar 1778 At: Gloucester, England Transported: Arr 30 Apr 1796 On: 'Indispensible' Died: 14 Jul 1828 At: Parramatta, NSW Age: 52 Buried: St. Johns, Parramatta, NSW Comments: Wife of Andrew Snowden, née Darke.
  Surname: Tarr +
Genealogy First names: Isaac Born: ca 1782 At: Arrival: 1788 On: 'Sirius' as marine. Died: 1828 At: Age: Buried: St. Johns, Parramatta, NSW Comments: Spouse of Elizabeth née Clark.

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