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James Garth (1791–1872)

James Garth was born on Norfolk Island on 9 April 1791, the son of Edward Garth and Susannah Gough. He moved to Van Diemen's Land (Tasmania) in December 1807 (arriving in January 1808) aboard the Porpoise. He married Mary Bellett on 22 September 1815 at St David's Hobart. He received a grant of land at Clarence Plains. He died on 4 October 1872 at Franklin, Tasmania and was buried at St Mark's Anglican Cemetery, Cygnet.

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9 April, 1791
Norfolk Island, Australia


4 October, 1872 (aged 81)
Franklin, Tasmania, Australia

Cause of Death

general debility

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