James Buckley1

M, #865, b. 5 March 1786, d. August 1836
FatherGeorge Buckley1 b. 23 Jan 1762
MotherMartha Bashlor2 b. c 1764
Relationship4th great-grandfather of Keith Graham Bassett
ChartsAncestors of Keith Graham Bassett
Last Edited8 Aug 2021
Baptism*5 March 1786 Holy Trinity, Shaw, Lancashire;
James son of George Buckley of Whitfield Weaver by Martha his Wife3 
Marriage*12 August 1805 St John the Baptist, Halifax, West Riding, Yorkshire;
James Buckley of Crompton in the Parish of Oldham Cotton Spinner and Mary Hitchen of Warley of the Parish of Halifax Spr, were married in this Church by Banns this twelfth Day of August in the Year One Thousand Eight Hundred and five
By me Thos Atkinson Clerk in Orders
This Marriage was solemnized between Us
Ja Buckley's mark
Mary Hitchin's mark
in the Presence of
James Rigg
Robt Hargrave;Bride=Mary Hitchen4 
Conviction*22 January 1817 Lancaster Quarter Sessions, Salford, Lancashire;
Whereas James Buckley late of Manchester in the said County Laborer hath at this Session been convicted of Felony This Court doth therefore order and adjudge that the said James Buckley be transported to some part beyond the Seas for the Term of Seven Years pursuant to the Statute in such Case made and provided.5 
News-Arct4 February 1817 "The Manchester Mercury", Manchester, Lancashire;
TERMINATION OF Salford Quarter Sessions.
The following prisoners have been tried and sentenced at our Quarter Sessions, in addition to those enumerated in our last:
To be transported seven years.—James Bardsley and James Buckley, for stealing calico-pieces from T. Whittaker6 
Prison Hulk*19 April 1817 Hulk "Bellerophon", Sheerness, Kent;
Received Eight Prisoners from Lancaster 19th April 1817
No: 621
Names: James Buckley
Age: 28
Offence: Felony
Where and When Convicted: Salford 22nd Jany 1817
Sentence: 7 years
How and When disposed of: Discd 29th June 1818 Pr the Morley for NSW7 
Transported*7 November 1818 "Morley", Port Jackson, NSW, Australia;
Name: James Buckley
Where Convicted: Lancaster Quarter Sessions
When: 22d January 1817
Term: Seven years
Native place: Lancashire
Calling: Weaver
age: 31
height: 5 / 5¼
Complexion: dk rud
hair: brown
eyes: hazel8 
News-Arct14 November 1818 "The Sydney Gazette", Sydney, NSW, Australia;
The number of prisoners arrived by the Morley, is 163, having lost one upon the passage, a black man, name John Jenkins. The men are all in good health; which is the best proof that can be given of the attention paid to them, and their own good conduct on the passage. The Surgeon Superintendant is Dr. Whitmarsh, R. N. The military guard consisted of a detachment of the 84th, under the orders of Lieut. Bearish. The Morley sailed from the Downs the 18th July; and came direct in three months and 21 days, having touched no where.9 
Assignment*17 November 1818 Sydney, NSW, Australia;
Secretary’s Office Sydney
17th Novemr. 1818.
I herewith transmit you a General List of the Names of 112 Convicts landed from the Transport Ship “Morley”(2nd), Brown Master, of whom 30 are Ordered by His Excellency the Governor for General Distribution among the Settlers within the District where you preside as a Magistrate, and 17 to those to whom His Excellency has already Assigned them and whose Names Appear in the Accompanying List You will please to furnish Me with a List of the Names of the Settlers to whom You Shall Assign any of those Convicts Specifying therein the Names of the Convicts so Assigned.

These Men are now sent forward to Parramatta by Water, and You are to Distribute them according to the said List.

I have the honor to be,
Your Obedt Hble Servt
Signed “J. J. Campbell” Secy

H. W. Arthur Esqre J.P. Parramatta

11. James Buckley
For Mr. Rouse Parramatta10 
Muster 1822*1822 Parramatta, NSW, Australia;
James Buckley,,,Convict, Morley,, 7 years, Sexton
Mary Buckley,,, Convict, Maria,, 7 years, Wife of J Buckley
Buckley, 13, Born Colony,,,,, chidren to J Buckley
Buckley,, Born Colony,,,,, children to J Buckley
Buckley, 2, Born Colony,,,,, chidren to J Buckley;Principal=Mary Hitchen11 
Grant30 June 1823 Sydney, NSW, Australia;
By His Excellency SIR THOMAS BRISBANE, Knight Commander of the Most Honorable Order of the Bath, Captain General, Governor, and Commander in Chief, in and over His Majesty’s Territory of New South Wales and its Dependencies, &c. &c. &c.
By Virtue of the Power and Authority in me vested, I do, by THESE PRESENTS, Demise, Lease, Set, and to Farm, Let, unto James Buckley all that Piece or Parcel of Land, lying and situate on the North Side of Argyle Street, in the Town of Parramatta containing by admeasurement Twenty three and One Half Rods, bounded on the West by OConnell Street 1 chain 28 links, on the North by all No 8 1 chain 18 links, on the East by part of all No 7 1 chain 25 links; and on the South by that Street 1 chain 18 links.
In Testimony whereof, I have hereunto set my Hand and Official Seal, at Sydney, in New South Wales, this Thirtieth Day of June in the Year of our Lord one Thousand Eight hundred and twenty three.
Signed, Tho Brisbane12 
Cert-Freedom*16 March 1826 NSW, Australia;
Number: 65/5037
Name: James Buckley
Vessel: Morley
Year Arrived: 1818
Where Convicted: Lancaster
When Convicted: 22nd January 1817
Term: Seven Years
Native Place: Lancashire
Calling: Weaver
Age: Thirty nine
Height: 5 feet 5 inches
Complexion: Dark Sallow
Hair: Brown
Eyes: Hazel
Date of Certificate: 16 March 1826
General remarks:13 
News-Arct*25 April 1827 "The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser", NSW, Australia;
James Buckley appeared by summons to answer the complaint of constable Brown, for fiddling and dancing, on the night of Good Friday. Reprimanded and discharged.14 
Census 1828*1828 Parramatta, NSW, Australia;
James Buckley, 41, FS, Protestant, Morley, 1818, 7, Nailer
Mary Buckley, 40, FS, Protestant, Maria, 1818, 7
George Buckley, 20, CF, Protestant, Maria, 1818,, Nailer
Sarah Buckley, 18, CF, Protestant, Maria, 1818
Ann Buckley, 9, BC, Protestant
Jane Buckley, 7, BC, Protestant
Martha Buckley, 5, BC, Protestant
James Buckley, 3, BC, Protestant
William Buckley, 20m, BC, Protestant

3 cattle and 1 horse;Wife=Mary Buckley, Son=George Buckley, Daughter=Sarah Buckley, Daughter=Ann Buckley, Daughter=Jane Buckley, Daughter=Martha Buckley, Son=James Buckley, Son=William Buckley15 
Land*20 March 1834 Parramatta, NSW, Australia;
Date of Instrument: Twentieth day of March In the Year of our Lord One Thousand Eight Hundred and Thirtty four
Nature of Instrument: Deed of Gift
Names of the Parties: James Buckly to Mary Buckly
Names of the Witnesses: Benjamin Bedford and James Williams
Description of Land or Property conveyed: All that piece or parcel of Land or Ground situate lying and being in Argyle Street in the Town of Parramatta and Colony of New South Wales aforesaid containing in front Seventy seven feet and in depth Thirty nine feet bounded on the North by Entwisle on the East by Liekevish? on the South by Thompson and Chisholm and on the West by the said James Buckly
Consideration and how paid: Love good will and affection which the said James Buckly hath and bearing towards his loving Daughter the said Mary Buckly
And other Particulars the Case may require: To Hold the same to the said Mary Buckley her Heirs Executors or Administrators for ever without let suit trouble hindrance molestation interrruption or disturbance of any person or persons whomsoever;Principal=Mary Buckley16 
Death*August 1836 Parramatta, NSW, Australia17 
Burial*23 August 1836 St Johns, Parramatta, NSW, Australia;
Name: James Buckley
Abode: Parramatta
When Buried: 23rd August
Age: 54 years
Ship's Name:
Quality or Profession: Nailor
By whom the Ceremony was performed: Samuel Marsden17 
Govt-gzte*16 July 1847 Sydney, NSW, Australia;
NOTICE is hereby given, that the following Claim for a Deed of Grant will be ready for the examination of (he Commissioners appointed for that purpose, under the Act of Council, 5 William 4 No. 21; at the expiration of two months from this date, before which day, any caveat or counter claim must be entered at this Office. Due notice will be given of the day appointed for the hearing.
Case No. 1266.—George Buckley, of Parramatta, by his Attorney Augustus Hayward, Esquire. Twenty-three and a-half perches in the County of Cumberland, parish of St. John, Town of Parramatta, allotment No. 6, on the north side of Argyle-street, at the corner of O'Connell street, in section No. 9; bounded on the west by O'Connell street 128 links; on the north by allotment No. 8 118 links; on the east by part of allotment No. 7 125 links to Argyle-street; and on the south by that street 118 links.
This allotment was leased Sir Thomas Brisbane for twenty-one years by a Lease dated 30th June, 1823, in favor of James Buckley, who died intestate, leaving his Son, the Claimant, in possession, who requests a Deed of Grant, on the ground of his having conformed to the terms agreed to by the Government since the expiration of the Lease, in July, 1844.
By the direction of the Commissioners,
Court of Claims' Office,
30th June, 1847.;Principal=George Buckley18 


Mary Hitchen b. 15 Jan 1786, d. 1853


  1. [S1445] Lancashire Online Parish Clerk.
  2. [S17] Guess.
  3. [S1648] Ancestry Manchester Baptisms, Marriages and Burials 1541-1812, online https://ancestry.com, baptism James Buckley 1786.
  4. [S1609] West Yorkshire, Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1512-1812, online https://ancestry.com, marriage James Buckley & Mary Hitchen 1805.
  5. [S1835] Ancestry Lancashire Quarter Session Records and Petitions, 1648-1908, online https://ancestry.com, James Buckley 1817.
  6. [S1688] Findmypast British newspapers, online http://www.findmypast.com/, "The Manchester Mercury", February 4, 1817.
  7. [S1580] Ancestry UK Prison Hulk Registers and Letter Books, 1802-1849, online www.ancestry.com, James Buckley 1817.
  8. [S1316] Convict Idents.
  9. [S1565] Trove digitised newspapers, online http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/, The Sydney Gazette, Saturday, November 14, 1818.
  10. [S1233] Colonial Secretary Correspondence, 1788-1825.
  11. [S1234] 1822 Muster for NSW, Australia.
  12. [S1693] Ancestry NSW Registers of Land Grants and Leases, 1792-1867, online https://ancestry.com, James Buckley 1823.
  13. [S194] State Records Certificates of Freedom 1823-1869.
  14. [S1565] Trove digitised newspapers, online http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/, The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser, Wednesday, April 25, 1827.
  15. [S1235] 1828 Census for NSW Australia.
  16. [S1837] Ancestry NSW Land Grants, 1788-1963, online https://ancestry.com, James Buckley 1834.
  17. [S1579] St John's Parramatta Parish Registers.
  18. [S1562] NSW Government Gazette, Friday, July 16, 1847.
  19. [S1399] IGI batch P014831 - Royton, Lancashire.
  20. [S175] Scott Shaw's Family Tree.
  21. [S1328] 1825 Muster for NSW, Australia.
  22. [S1220] NSW Baptisms 1788-1855.