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Sir James Wilson Agnew
Family Name: Agnew  Variant Spellings:  
Given Names: Sir James Wilson
DOB 2 October 1815
DOD 8 November 1901 
Place of Birth: Ballyclare, County Antrim, Ireland
Place of Death: Hobart, Tas. 
Age at Death: 86
School:
University:  
Qualifications: MRCS 1838
MD Glasgow 1839
Speciality:  
Other Occupations: Parliamentarian
JP
Spouse: Louisa Mary Fraser m.1846 Hobart d.1868 aged 40
Blanche Parsons nee Legge m.1878
Children: Six children
Voyages: "Willmot" from London arr. Sydney 1839
  • "William Woolley" dep. Sydney for Port Phillip 15 August 1840
  • "Jewess" from Sydney arr. Hobart 30 June 1841
  • "Gilbert Jamieson" from Port Phillip arr. Hobart 18 October 1841
  • "Lady Franklin" from Norfolk Island with convicts arr. Sydney 20 May 1844
  • Came out as:  
    Date Settled Aus: by 1839
    Date of Departure:  
    First Registered: 1840 NSW No.157
    Off Register:  
    Addresses: Sydney, NSW 1839-1840 (shipping record)
  • Port Phillip 1840 (shipping record)
  • Van Diemen's Land 1841 (shipping record)
  • Norfolk Island 1844 (shipping record)
  • Hobart, Tas 1845-1881 (ADB)
  • England 1881-1883 approx. (ADB)
  • Hobart 1884 onwards (ADB)
  • Positions Held: Assistant Surgeon, agricultural establishment 1841 (ADB)
  • Assistant Surgeon, Saltwater River Probation Station 1841 (ADB)
  • MLC Tasmania 1877-1881, 1884-1887, Premier 1886-1887
  • For other positions see ADB, Bruck, obituaries
  • Publications: Teeth and poison apparatus of the snakes in Tasmania. Tasmanian Journal of Natural Science 1841
  • On snakes of Tasmania. Australian Medical Journal 1859:91
  • Hydrophobia in Hobart. Australian Medical Journal 1867:173
  • Homeopathy. Australian Medical Journal 1871:26
  • Case of embolism. Australian Medical Journal 1875:332
  • Notes: Knighted 1895
    Acknowledgments:
    References: Australian Dictionary of Biography
  • Bruck L. Australasian Medical Directory and Handbook, 1883 [late of Hobart, now absent in Europe]
  • Addison WI. Roll of the graduates of the University of Glasgow, 1898
  • Obituary. Australasian Medical Gazette 1901; 20:489, 545, 547
  • Hughes IA. Coastal Passengers to Port Phillip 1841. Melbourne : Ian A. Hughes 1983-6
  • Coffey HW & Morgan MJ (Ed) Irish Families & Australia and New Zealand 1788-1983 Revised Vol. 1 A-D Ed. S.Melb. 1983
  • Medical directory for 1873, and general medical register. London : Churchill, 1873
  • Shipping intelligence. Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser 18 August 1840
  • Shipping intelligence.Sydney Morning Herald 27 May 1844 [Dr. Agnew]
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