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John Jamison/Jamieson was born in 1845, at Yass NSW, and was described as 5ft 2½in with Red hair and a fair complexion with hazel eyes and could read and write. Jamison was the son of William and Mary Jamison who were married 9 Mar 1845, Yass, New South Wales. Young John Jamieson was also the nephew of James Taylor, who eloped with Ben Hall's wife Bridget. John Jamieson's linage was aristocratic as his great grandparents Thomas Jamieson and his wife Rebecca, arrived in the colony as part of the First Fleet, 1788, as surgeon's mate of the Sirius, under the command of Arthur Philip. However, during the rebellion against William Bligh 1807/08, with Bligh, who was the fourth Governor of New South Wales, having succeeded Governor Philip Gidley King in 1805, over the use of…show more content…
On arrival, Sir John Jamison assumed control of his inherited interests brought about with the death of his father. Sir John Jamison had inherited several grazing properties including 1000 acres (405 ha) near Penrith called at Regentville and on which Henry Parkes, later Sir Henry Parkes worked as a labourer, (by 1869 it was known as Shiel's Family Hotel and was destroyed by fire), together with some city property and until his arrival the estate had been administered by D'Arcy Wentworth whose son William Charles Wentworth became a close friend. John Jamison's father William was born in 1816 at Parramatta to Mary Griffiths, the daughter of an ex-private in the Marines and at the time mistress to Sir John Jamison, who in 1844, just prior to his death married Mary Griffiths thus legitimising her children, Sir John died a few months after their marriage enabling her to become Lady Jamison. Unfortunately, at the time of Sir John Jamison's death, he was considered comparatively poor through the failure of his investment in the Bank of Australia, in which he was the second largest

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