James Lewis1

M, #90, b. 18 December 1823, d. 14 May 1893
FatherGeorge Lewis1 b. 1773, d. 5 Dec 1857
MotherSarah Ann Frederick1 b. c 1783, d. 24 Apr 1871
Relationship4th great-uncle of Timothy George Sheens
Last Edited9 Feb 2015
Birth*18 December 1823 Castlereagh, NSW1 
Baptism25 January 1824 Castlereagh, NSW;son of George & Sarah Lewis1 
(Son) Muster 18281828 Evan, NSW;
George Lewis, 50, Free by Servitude, Protestant, "Coromandel", 1801, Farmer
Sarah Lewis, 31, Came Free, Protestant, "Glatton", 1801
William Lewis, 16, Born Colony, Protestant
John Lewis, 16, Born Colony, Protestant
Edward Lewis, 12, Born Colony, Protestant
Charles Lewis, 10, Born Colony, Protestant
Christr Lewis, 8, Born Colony, Protestant
James Lewis, 6, Born Colony, Protestant
Eliza Lewis, 4, Born Colony, Protestant;Head of Household=George Lewis, Wife=Sarah Ann Lewis2 
Marriage*9 March 1846 St James, Sydney, NSW;
James Lewis of this Parish Bachelor and
Susannah Collitts of this Parish Spinster were
married in this Church by Banns with consent of Parents
this ninth day of March in the year 1846
By me T W Addams Officiating Minister
This Marriage was solemnized between us
James Lewis
Susannah Collitts
In the Presence of
Charles Bath of George Street
John Collitts of Hartley the Father of the above;Bride=Susannah Collitts3 
Birth of Daughter18 August 1847 Castlereagh, NSW;Principal=Emma Lewis4 
Birth of Son27 February 1849 Castlereagh, NSW;Principal=Charles Lewis5 
Birth of Daughter24 October 1851 Castlereagh, NSW;Principal=Hannah Lewis6 
Birth of Son14 June 1853 Castlereagh, NSW;Principal=James Lewis7 
Birth of Son17 May 1855 Castlereagh, NSW;Principal=Henry Lewis8 
Marriage*28 January 1857 Penrith, NSW;
Groom: James Lewis
Status: Widower
Place of Birth: Castlereagh
Occupation: Farmer
Age: 31
Usual Residence: Castlereagh
Father: George Lewis
Occupation: Sawyer
Mother: Sarah Ann Fredericks

Bride: Caroline Sullivan (her mark)
Status: Spinster
Place of Birth: Maitland
Occupation: Residing with her parents
Age: 17
Usual Residence: Castlereagh
Father: Owen Sullivan
Occupation: Laborer
Mother: Caroline Neville

Date of Marriage: 28 Jan 1857
Place of Marriage: Penrith NSW
Religion: Church of England
Witnesses: David Parker, Elizabeth Dawes (her mark)
Minister: Elijah Smith

The Groom had 4 children and 1 child dead from his previous marriage;Bride=Caroline Sullivan9 
Death of Father5 December 1857 Castlereagh, NSW;
Name: George Lewis
Date of Death: 5/12/1857
Place: Castlereagh, District of Penrith NSW
Occupation: Farmer
Sex: Male
Age: 84
Conjugal Status:
Place of Birth: England
Time in Aust Colonies: 49 years in NSW

Father: Unknown
Occupation: Unknown
Mother: Unknown

Place of Marriage: Not stated
Age at Marriage: Not stated
Name of Spouse: Sarah Ann Frederick
Children of Marriage: William, John, Mary, Edward, Charles, Christopher, Elizabeth, James 34, Eliza 32, Emma 30
Informant: James Lewis, son, Castlereagh

Cause of Death: Old age
Length of Illness:
Medical Attendant: Thomas B Haylock
Date Last seen: 4/12/1856

Date of Burial: 7/12/1857
Place of Burial: Castlereagh
Minister & Religion: Theophilus Beaigley, Wesleyan
Undertaker: John Price
Witnesses: James Lewis, William Lewis

Registered: 5/12/1857 Penrith;Principal=George Lewis10 
Birth of Son5 June 1861 Penrith, NSW;Principal=Albert Lewis11 
Death of Son1864 Forbes Registration District, NSW;Principal=Charles Lewis12 
Death of Mother24 April 1871 Wellington Street, Kensington, NSW;
Name: Sarah Lewis
Date of Death: 27/4/1871
Place: Wellington Street Kensington NSW
Sex: Female
Age: 88
Conjugal Status:
Place of Birth: England
Time in Aust Colonies: About 70 years NSW

Father: Christopher Frederick
Occupation: Tailor
Mother: Unknown

Place of Marriage: Sydney
Age at Marriage: 20
Name of Spouse: George Lewis
Children of Marriage: George (dead), William 64, John 64 (twins), Mary (dead), Edward 59, Betsey (dead), Christopher 55, Charles (dead), James 51, Eliza (dead), Emma 47
Informant: Edward Lewis (signed), son, Penrith NSW

Cause of Death: General Debility
Length of Illness: 14 days
Medical Attendant: Dr Hobbs
Date Last Seen: 25/4/1871

Date of Burial: 29/4/1871
Place of Burial: Haslems Creek Cemetery
Minister & Religion:
Undertaker: J and G Shying
Witnesses: John Shying, Wm Chandler

Registered: 28/4/1871 St George;Principal=Sarah Ann Lewis13 
Death*14 May 1893 Welcome, NSW;
Name: James Lewis
Date of Death: 14 May 1893
Place of Death: Welcome, District of Forbes at Parkes NSW
Occupation: Farmer
Sex: Male
Age: 70
Conjugal Status:
Place of Birth: Penrith
Time in Aust Colonies: Since birth in NSW

Father: George Lewis
Occupation: Farmer
Mother: Sarah Frederick

Place of Marriage: Sydney
Age at Marriage: 25
Name of Spouse: Susanah Collet
Children of Marriage: Emma 44, Anna 40, James 38, living; 2 deceased
Informant: Jas Lewis, son, Welcome

Cause of Death: Carcinoma of stomach, Asthenia
Length of Illness: 2 years
Medical Attendant: Dr Devlin
Date last seen: 11 May 1893

Date of Burial: 15 May 1893
Place of Burial: Church of England Cemetery Parkes
Minister & Religion: Rev A G Cresswell, Church of England
Undertaker: George Hansen
Witnesses: Joseph Paravicini, Henry Jones14 

Family 1

Susannah Collitts

Family 2

Caroline Sullivan


  1. [S54] Microfilm Baptism, Castlereagh, 1820-1825 "V18236445 1B/1823 James Lewis."
  2. [S158] 1828 Census for New South Wales, Australia (online image) "Household of George Lewis."
  3. [S179] Microfilm Marriage, St James Sydney, 1824-1963.
  4. [S56] Microfilm Baptism, Early Church of England, 1788-1855 "V18471399 32A/1847 Emma Lewis."
  5. [S41] NSW Wesleyan Baptism Registers, 1788-1855 ",V18491559 55/1849 Charles Lewis."
  6. [S41] NSW Wesleyan Baptism Registers, 1788-1855 ",V1851492 56/1851 Hannah Lewis."
  7. [S56] Microfilm Baptism, Early Church of England, 1788-1855 "V18531495 39A/1853 James Lewis."
  8. [S41] NSW Wesleyan Baptism Registers, 1788-1855 ",V18553012 56/1855 Henry Lewis."
  9. [S109] NSW Marriage Transcript (Marilyn Rowan), 2455/1857 James Lewis & Caroline Sullivan.
  10. [S107] NSW Death Transcript (Marilyn Rowan), 4172/1857.
  11. [S199] NSW Penrith Methodist Baptism Registers, 1860-1964 ",11665/1861 Albert Lewis."
  12. [S11] NSW Death Index, 4453/1864 Charles Lewis.
  13. [S107] NSW Death Transcript (Marilyn Rowan), 2338/1871 Sarah Lewis.
  14. [S107] NSW Death Transcript (Marilyn Rowan), 11625/1893 James Lewis.