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Sherwood, James (1826–1861)

James's parents were convicts. His father, John Sherwood, arrived aboard the Glatton in 1803 and his mother, Ann Lane, on the Speke in 1808.

James and his brother inherited their father's farm, Woodside. James purchased his brother's share  in 1879. He was also a member of the Kurrajong Railway League which was responsible for the extension of the railway from Richmond to Kurrajong.

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'Sherwood, James (1826–1861)', People Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://peopleaustralia.anu.edu.au/biography/sherwood-james-24491/text33204, accessed 1 October 2020.

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