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James Cubbiston Sutherland (c. 1796–1880)

  • James Cubbiston married Lucy Turnbull on 11 October 1822 at Saint Cuthbert's, Edinburgh, Scotland. Lucy was the sister of Mary Anstey, nee Turnbull.
  • The Sutherlands arrived in Van Diemen's Land (Tasmania) in 1823 aboard the Berwick. They had a property, Rothbury. He had been appointed a magistrate by 1826 and worked as a coroner 1825-31.
  • Sutherland prosecuted the three convicts who were charged with raping his wife's niece Julia Anstey in 1830.
  • Their daughter Mary Ann Lucy Sarah Sutherland was born on 30 March 1825 at Hobart.
  • Their son Arthur Thomas George Sutherland was born on 23 May 1827 (and registered in 1842) at Hobart.
  • In 1871, aged 65, and listed as retired, and a widow in the Census, James was recorded as living at 7 Harrington St, St. Pancras, London. He gave his place of birth as Jamaica. His son, who gave his age as 42, was living with him. He also gave his occupation as retired. In the 1881 Census his son was living as a boarder in Liverpool, England. There is no record for James.

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Life Summary [details]


c. 1796


15 March, 1880 (aged ~ 84)
London, Middlesex, England

Cause of Death

general debility

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