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Dr James Henry Westbrook[1, 2, 3]

Male 1790 - 1839  (49 years)  Submit Photo / DocumentSubmit Photo / Document    Has 4 ancestors and more than 100 descendants in this family tree.

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  • Name James Henry Westbrook 
    Prefix Dr 
    Born 16 May 1790  Rotherhithe, Surrey, England, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Gender Male 
    Illness
    • asthma; was an asthmatic
    Immigration Tasmania, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Occupation Doctor of Medicine  [2
    Occupation Surgeon  [3
    Baptism 16 May 1790  St Marys, Rotherhithe, Surrey, England, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Buried 10 Oct 1839  Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Died 10 Dec 1839  Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
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    Notes 
    • James Westbrook is said to have suffered from asthma and migrated to Van Diemen's land seeking a more suitable climate. James WESTBROOK, his wife Elizabeth and one child arrived Hobart aboard "Saracen" 21 April 1820 (HTC 29/4/1820).

      2 May 1820 letter from Lieut-Gov Sorell to Gov Macquarie 2 May 1820 notifying arrival of J Westbrook (surgeon) with wife and infant per 'Saracen' and request of permission to land and remain. "Has no letter from ?? but states he forwarded applica tion to your Exc'y per 'Sarcen' (HRA III/III p17).

      3 June 1820 letter from Lieut Gov Sorell to Gov Macquarie recommending Mr Westbrook be appointed 2nd assistant surgeon and that he is skilled in his profession. (HRA III/III p35)

      1820 Allocated a seat in St David's Church, in letter from Lieut Sorell to ??Bigge suggesting allocation of pews in the newly completed St David's Church, Battery Point. (HRA III/III p681)

      1820 Received a grant of 500 acres at Alan Rivulet in Macquarie Plains district.

      1821-36 surgeon, Hobart Town.

      1823 foundation subscriber to the VDL Bank, established with a capital of 40000 Spanish dollars (HRA Series 3, Vol 6, p352-6)

      1826 Residence Collins Street (HTG 16 June 1826)

      1827 Signatory to a request for the repeal of the press licencing act (HRA III/VI p352-6)

      Christening: Refer Bapt Reg St Marys Church Rotherhithe.

      Inscription on family tombstone Queenborough - not known if James is actually buried there. James moved to Sydney in 1836 where he died 1839.
    Person ID I20562  ONS
    Last Modified 26 Jan 2021 

    Father Ancestors Henry Westbrook,   b. 27 Aug 1756, Surrey, England, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 May 1836, Tasmania, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Mother Sarah Taylor,   b. 1751, Rolleston, Staffordshire, England, Great Britain Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 May 1836, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years) 
    Married 3 Apr 1780  St John, Horsleydown, Surrey, England, Great Britain Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 4, 6
    Family ID F5732  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth Chapel,   b. 1794, England, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jun 1869, Liverpool Street, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Married 1828  Hobart, Tasmania, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 7
    Children 
     1. Mary Ann Westbrook,   b. 29 Sep 1817, Surrey, England, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Jun 1818, Surrey, England, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     2. James Samuel Westbrook,   b. 9 Apr 1820, Surrey, England, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Feb 1821, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     3. Eliza Harriett Westbrook,   b. 12 Apr 1821, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Sep 1898, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
    +4. Joshua Henry Westbrook,   b. 12 Apr 1823, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Dec 1896, Launceston, Tasmania, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
    +5. Richard Talbot Westbrook,   b. 1 Nov 1824, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Aug 1900  (Age 75 years)
    +6. Sarah Ann Westbrook,   b. 8 Jun 1826, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Aug 1904  (Age 78 years)
    +7. Walter Horatio Westbrook,   b. 21 Nov 1827, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Jan 1897, Launceston, Tasmania, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)
    +8. Samuel William Westbrook,   b. 4 Apr 1830, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Dec 1900, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
    +9. Thomas Westbrook,   b. 18 Sep 1832, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Sep 1911, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
     10. John Bowen Westbrook,   b. 6 Aug 1834, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1835, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
    +11. George Corney Westbrook,   b. 16 Oct 1836, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 May 1885, Barrack Square, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 48 years)
    Last Modified 6 Jul 2020 
    Family ID F5731  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 16 May 1790 - Rotherhithe, Surrey, England, United Kingdom Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsImmigration - - Tasmania, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBaptism - 16 May 1790 - St Marys, Rotherhithe, Surrey, England, United Kingdom Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1828 - Hobart, Tasmania, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 10 Oct 1839 - Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 10 Dec 1839 - Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Link to Google Earth
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  • Reference  Andrew D. Kemp. "Dr James Henry Westbrook". KEMP(E) Surname one-name study worldwide - Family History (tree) and Genealogy. https://www.kempfamilyhistory.com/getperson.php?personID=I20562&tree=adkemp (accessed May 24, 2022).

  • Sources 
    1. [S162] various, GEDCOM file imported..

    2. [S1523] GEDCOM file submitted by Tim Hill, [email protected] Imported on 4 March 2011..

    3. [S1708] Donald Reid, GEDCOM: DReid.

    4. [S1567] Lempriere, Mike, Url: http://www.vintners.net/~mikel/family/westbroo.html.

    5. [S3237] Ruth Westbrook, "," e-mail message from [e-mail for private use] ([street address for private use]), to , ., 24 October 2006; Andrew Kemp.

    6. [S7272] WikiTree website "WikiTree - where genealogists collaborate", 25 October 2016; https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Westbrook-759.

    7. [S818] Archives Office of Tasmania, Australia, Tasmania Government online [http://portal.archives.tas.gov.au/menu.aspx?search=8].

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