James Burns1

M, #428, b. 19 May 1806, d. 29 January 1876
FatherDavid Burns1 b. 1768, d. 25 Mar 1848
MotherAnn Reffin1 b. 27 Jan 1783, d. 26 Jul 1839
Relationship4th great-uncle of Timothy George Sheens
Last Edited9 Feb 2015
Name Variation Byrnes2 
Birth*19 May 1806 Castlereagh, NSW1 
(Son) Census 18281828 Parramatta, NSW;
David Byrnes, 60, Conditional Pardon, Protestant, "Friendship", 1789, Life, Tailor
Anne Byrnes, 40, Free by Servitude, Protestant, "Experiment", 1805, 7 years
James Byrnes, 22, Born Colony, Protestant
John Byrnes, 15, Born Colony, Protestant
Catherine Byrnes, 8, Born Colony, Protestant
Samuel Byrnes, 2, Born Colony, Protestant;Head of Household=David Burns, Wife=Ann Byrnes3 
Marriage*26 July 1830 St Johns, Parramatta, NSW;
James Byrnes F Aged 23 of the Parish of Parramatta and
Harriet Nicholson Bond Aged 24 Princess Charlotte of the Parish of Sydney were
married in this Church by Banns with consent of Governor
this Twenty Sixth day of July in the year 1830
By me Samuel Marsden Chaplain
This Marriage was solemnized between us
James Byrnes
Harriet Nicholson
In the Presence of
William Jackson of Parramatta
the mark of John Jackson of Parramatta;Bride=Harriet Nicholson2 
Death of Mother26 July 1839 Castlereagh, NSW;Principal=Ann Byrnes4 
Death of Father25 March 1848 Castlereagh, NSW;Principal=David Byrnes5 
Death of Spouse11 May 1865 Castlereagh, NSW;Principal=Harriet Byrnes6 
Death*29 January 1876 Castlereagh, NSW;
Name: James Byrnes
Abode: Castlereagh
When Died: Jan 29 1876
When Buried: Jan 31
Age: 69 years
Quality or Profession: Farmer
By whom the Ceremony performed: John Vaughan7 


Harriet Nicholson d. 11 May 1865


  1. [S159] The Castlereagh Connection, online http://freepages.family.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~hindmar/
  2. [S44] Microfilm Marriage, St Johns Parramatta, 1790-1978.
  3. [S158] 1828 Census for New South Wales, Australia (online image) "Household of David Byrnes."
  4. [S50] Microfilm Burial, Christ Church Castlereagh, 1828-1875 "V18391028 23A/1839 Ann Burns."
  5. [S50] Microfilm Burial, Christ Church Castlereagh, 1828-1875 "V1848592 33B/1848 David Byrnes."
  6. [S50] Microfilm Burial, Christ Church Castlereagh, 1828-1875 "5491/1865 Harriett Byrnes."
  7. [S50] Microfilm Burial, Christ Church Castlereagh, 1828-1875 "9443/1876 James Byrnes."