John Jenkins, 18161899 (aged 83 years)

Birth January 6, 1816
Arrived in Australia
on "Grenada" - free
January 23, 1825 (aged 9 years)

MarriageMaria RayView this family
August 17, 1841 (aged 25 years)
Birth of a sonJohn Francis Jenkins
June 4, 1842 (aged 26 years)
Source:

Footnote: V18421253 26A/1842

Birth of a daughterCharlotte Jenkins
February 6, 1844 (aged 28 years)
Christening of a daughterCharlotte Jenkins
May 19, 1844 (aged 28 years)
Birth of a sonWilliam Henry Jenkins
February 13, 1846 (aged 30 years)
Note: Information on birth location:

Information on birth location:

Gillenbah- Information on Birth Certificate New South Wales 17096 Eileen Alma Jenkins (daughter)

Christening of a sonWilliam Henry Jenkins
November 1, 1846 (aged 30 years)
Birth of a daughterMaria Jenkins
December 17, 1847 (aged 31 years)
Note: According to her death certificate, she was born at Gillenbah, NSW
Christening of a daughterMaria Jenkins
August 12, 1849 (aged 33 years)
Birth of a daughterSarah Ann Jenkins
October 3, 1849 (aged 33 years)
Source:

Footnote: V18492418 34A/1849

Birth of a sonFrancis Thomas Jenkins
July 20, 1854 (aged 38 years)
Christening of a sonFrancis Thomas Jenkins
October 7, 1855 (aged 39 years)
Birth of a daughterEliza Jenkins
July 6, 1856 (aged 40 years)
Birth of a daughterElizabeth Jenkins
August 20, 1858 (aged 42 years)
Birth of a daughterMary Jane Jenkins
June 4, 1862 (aged 46 years)
Birth of a sonRidley Walter Jenkins
January 28, 1867 (aged 51 years)
Source:

Footnote: 9960/1867

Marriage of a childWilliam Henry JenkinsAmelia Emily RuddView this family
February 3, 1867 (aged 51 years)
Note: Alternative marriage location: Nangus (source - Stephen Sowden)
Marriage of a childJohn Francis JenkinsCatherine Mary FennellView this family
December 17, 1867 (aged 51 years)
Source:

Footnote: New South Wales, Australia BD&M Number 3176/1867

Source:

Footnote: Can be found of p.46-47 of 'Mary Wade to Us' S35

Marriage of a childWilliam HayesCharlotte JenkinsView this family
1869 (aged 52 years)
Marriage of a childRobert John RayMaria JenkinsView this family
October 13, 1869 (aged 53 years)
Marriage of a childDaniel Joseph FennellSarah Ann JenkinsView this family
1874 (aged 57 years)
Source:

Footnote: Mary Wade P 49

Source:

Footnote: 4012/1874

Marriage of a childThomas OrmerodCharlotte JenkinsView this family
1876 (aged 59 years)
Marriage of a childFrancis Thomas JenkinsSophia Harrison CazalyView this family
1876 (aged 59 years)
Marriage of a childGeorge MairEliza JenkinsView this family
January 15, 1879 (aged 63 years)
Marriage of a childAndrew Steele Caldwell BeveridgeMary Jane JenkinsView this family
May 22, 1889 (aged 73 years)
Death October 16, 1899 (aged 83 years)
Obituary
Obituary
October 28, 1899 (12 days after death)
Note: We notice that Mr. John Jenkins, of Nangus, near G…

We notice that Mr. John Jenkins, of Nangus, near Gundagai, whose death at Narrandera, at the age of 80, was reported in the Daily Telegraph of the 17th inst., was one of the pioneers of the Riverina, having first settled there 67 years ago.

A native of Kent, Mr. Jenkins came to the colony with his parents in 1826, the family taking up their abode at Berrima. Six years later, in 1832; he, with his brother Frank (now of Buckingong, Narrandera) went on to the Murrumbidgee, and farmed Tooyal Station, near Wagga.

The brothers soon became possessed of large mobs of cattle, and they formed and dealt in numerous station properties, including Yanko, Gaul Gaul, Bingegang, Gillenbah, and Buckingong and Nangus, their respective homes, where they have lived ever since.

They were also among the first overlanders with cattle from the Gulf country to the Adelaide and Melbourne markets, and lived the rough and precarious life of the pioneers among the natives, of which so many thrilling stories have been told, not the least of which they themselves could bear witness to.

John Jenkins was a man of extraordinary vitality and vigor, widely known, and much beloved, industrious and benevolent, and possessed the most guileless of disposition. He was hale and hearty, and retained his faculties up to the last, and only succumbed to an attack of paralysis following upon a severe chill through getting wet while watering his garden and neglecting to change his clothes.

Besides his wife, who survives him at 77 years, he leaves a family of four sons and six daughters, with 50 grandchildren and 11 greatgrandchildren. Mr. Jenkins father died at Berrima, only eight years ago at the ago of 101, and his grandfather lived to the patriarchal age of 115, a sister died at Narrandera a little while back at the age of 82, and Mr. Frank Jenkins is still comparatively youthful at 81, he, too, having a large family of children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren.

Nearly all the members of the imported family witnessed three generations they were responsible for, and the "old trunk" at Berrima saw four.

Original publication: Bowral Free Press (NSW), 28 October 1899, p 2.

Family with Maria Ray
himself
18161899
Birth: January 6, 1816Kent, England
Death: October 16, 1899"Buckingong", Narrandera, New South Wales, Australia
wife
18221924
Birth: May 18, 1822 46 28Bonnington near Campbelltown, New South Wales, Australia
Death: April 22, 1924Blairgowrie, Epping, New South Wales, Australia
Marriage
Marriage: August 17, 1841St Peters Church of England, Campbelltown, New South Wales, Australia
3 years
daughter
18441893
Birth: February 6, 1844 28 21Campbelltown, New South Wales, Australia
Death: July 1893Camperdown, New South Wales, Australia
13 years
daughter
18561943
Birth: July 6, 1856 40 34Nangus, New South Wales, Australia
Death: April 19, 1943Marrickville, New South Wales, Australia
2 years
daughter
1858
Birth: August 20, 1858 42 36Gundagai, New South Wales, Australia
Death:
-4 years
son
18541925
Birth: July 20, 1854 38 32Murrumbidgee, New South Wales, Australia
Death: 1925Gundagai, New South Wales, Australia
-12 years
son
6 years
daughter
18471936
Birth: December 17, 1847 31 25Campbelltown, New South Wales, Australia
Death: May 5, 1936159 Wentworth Avenue, Wentworthville, New South Wales, Australia
15 years
daughter
18621951
Birth: June 4, 1862 46 40Gundagai, New South Wales, Australia
Death: July 7, 1951Blairgowrie, 28 Abuklea Road, Epping, New South Wales, Australia
5 years
son
18671887
Birth: January 28, 1867 51 44Gundagai, New South Wales, Australia
Death: 1887Gundagai, New South Wales, Australia
-18 years
daughter
-4 years
son
18461923
Birth: February 13, 1846 30 23Gillenbah, Buckinbong, New South Wales, Australia
Death: October 26, 1923Junee Hospital, Junee, New South Wales, Australia
Obituary

We notice that Mr. John Jenkins, of Nangus, near Gundagai, whose death at Narrandera, at the age of 80, was reported in the Daily Telegraph of the 17th inst., was one of the pioneers of the Riverina, having first settled there 67 years ago.

A native of Kent, Mr. Jenkins came to the colony with his parents in 1826, the family taking up their abode at Berrima. Six years later, in 1832; he, with his brother Frank (now of Buckingong, Narrandera) went on to the Murrumbidgee, and farmed Tooyal Station, near Wagga.

The brothers soon became possessed of large mobs of cattle, and they formed and dealt in numerous station properties, including Yanko, Gaul Gaul, Bingegang, Gillenbah, and Buckingong and Nangus, their respective homes, where they have lived ever since.

They were also among the first overlanders with cattle from the Gulf country to the Adelaide and Melbourne markets, and lived the rough and precarious life of the pioneers among the natives, of which so many thrilling stories have been told, not the least of which they themselves could bear witness to.

John Jenkins was a man of extraordinary vitality and vigor, widely known, and much beloved, industrious and benevolent, and possessed the most guileless of disposition. He was hale and hearty, and retained his faculties up to the last, and only succumbed to an attack of paralysis following upon a severe chill through getting wet while watering his garden and neglecting to change his clothes.

Besides his wife, who survives him at 77 years, he leaves a family of four sons and six daughters, with 50 grandchildren and 11 greatgrandchildren. Mr. Jenkins father died at Berrima, only eight years ago at the ago of 101, and his grandfather lived to the patriarchal age of 115, a sister died at Narrandera a little while back at the age of 82, and Mr. Frank Jenkins is still comparatively youthful at 81, he, too, having a large family of children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren.

Nearly all the members of the imported family witnessed three generations they were responsible for, and the "old trunk" at Berrima saw four.

Original publication: Bowral Free Press (NSW), 28 October 1899, p 2.

Note

John and his younger brother Francis travelled to the Murrumbidgee River near Wagga in the 1830's and commenced raising cattle on Tooyal Station. Francis later bought more cattle and the two brothers purchased Buckingbong Station from a Mr Best in 1833. John and Francis now had over 1000 cattle between them and they soon prospered. John established a home at Gillenbah Station, seven miles below Buckingbong and Gillenbah stations covered an area of 83,200 acres. The brothers also purchased Gall Gall station (30,000 acres) on the Murray River, near Mildura as well as Yanko Station (57,000 acres) purchased from Mr. George Hill. The brothers also purchased Little Swamp Station (18,000 acres) on the Murrumbidgee River and South Thonongah station (40,000 acres) on the Lachlan River. After their marriage John and Maria travelled to their property near Narandera where they survived the drought and depression of the 1840s. They made a fortune running sheep and cattle to feed the growing population on the Victorian goldfields during the 1850s. John and Maria had 10 children. In the mid 1850s John purchased "Nangus" near Gundagai. The property was 57,000 acres which had belonged to William and Hannibal MacArthur. After John purchased third property he built an imposing house of Georgian design. Apart from his pastoral activities, John became involved in flour milling, the steamer trade and wine making. John was financially ruined by the failure of the Australian Joint Bank in the 1890s and the family retired to Buckingbong. From "Exploration and Settlement in Australia". "In '54 John bought Nangus Station, near Gundagai, where he resided for many years. He was a man that went into many enterprises that did not prove as successful as his pastoral pursuits. He was active when I last saw him, he being eight-six years of age. His father had lived to over ninety years, and his sister, the widow of James Garner, an old pioneer of the Lower Murrumbidgee, lived to eight-six years. There was no man that I have met, that I have obtained so much information from about the early days on the Murrumbidgee as I did from John Jenkins. He has been a traveller on the roads with stock from his boyhood days. He had endured hard work and privation from the time he was a child. The first time he travelled to Berrima to the Murrumbidgee, he managed to procure a horse: the second time he made the trip he had to walk the whole distance. He went through the vicissitudes of a pastoralist to the fullest extent. Before gold was discovered, he had taken mobs of superior fat bullocks from his Gillenbah Station and sold them in the Sydney markets for One pound five shillings per head. Four years after he had a contract to deliver fat bullocks to the Bendigo goldfields at 24 pound each, and the quality was not required to be first class. John was financially ruined by the failure of the Australian Joint Stock bank in the 1890s and the family retired to Buckingbong where John died on 16 October 1899, aged 83 years. He was buried in the Narrandera Cemetery.

source ref: Hull Family Tree @http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com & Nicole Smythe

The Jenkins were among the first settlers in the Campbelltown area.

Daily Express 27 May 1922. One of John Jenkins daughters married William Hayes who conducted the flour mill at Spring Flat near Gundagai. (Gormly's book page 367). Another daughter married Steel Beveridge the eldest son of James Beveridge of Tenandra. One daughter married George Mair jnr. of Gundagai, who was the first mayor of Gundagai.

John Jenkins owned a store kept by Alfred Besson of South Gundagai. The store was destroyed by fire in August 1862 and the building was not insured. Besson's goods were insured for £3000 (Wynyard Times).

John Jenkins was arrested for murder in 1878 - See McCullum Perkins Papers. It was something to do with John hitting someone with a loaded whip and the man died. It appears John was let off.

The above newspaper clippings are courtesy of Jenny Hodges