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James Bathe
Family Name: Bathe  Variant Spellings:  
Given Names: James
DOB 1816 approx.
DOD 10 April 1885 
Place of Birth: Wiltshire, England
Place of Death: Balaclava, Melbourne, Vic 
Age at Death: 69
Other Occupations: Pastoralist
Race horse owner
Voyages: Possibly "Derwent" from London arr. Hobart 16 December 1839
  • "Deane" from Cape Town 1862 (Herald)
  • Came out as:  
    Date Settled Aus: by 1839
    Date of Departure:  
    First Registered:
    Off Register:  
    Addresses: Possibly Oatfield, Inverness, Scotland 1832 (Prize essays)
  • Possibly Hobart, VDL 1838 (Colonist)
  • Possibly Victoria 1839 (Cornwall Chronicle)
  • Cardinia Creek, Vic (Ronald)
  • Toomuc Creek, Vic 1850 (Ronald)
  • Dandenong, Vic 1850s
  • England 1859 approx. (SA Register)
  • Cape Town, South Africa 1860-1862 approx. (SA Register))
  • Victoria 1862 (shipping record)
  • Positions Held: Committee of Mornington Farmers' Society 1856
  • Berwick Roads Board 1864
  • Publications:
    Notes: Only son of James Bathe of Elcombe Manor, Wiltshire, England (AMJ)
  • Connected with Panti-Gurn-Gurn station near Pakenham, and lesse of the Grange at Dandenong in the 1850s
  • Dr Bathe a passenger by the Deane from Cape Town has brought with him thirty Negrette sheep... after an absence of three or four years... Dr Bathe had visited England and afterwards settled for some time at the Cape (SA Register)
  • Not a registered medical practitioner, qualifications unknown
  • Acknowledgments: This record was updated with information supplied by Ray Carter of the Dandenong Historical Society in February 2004; and further updated in August 2008 with information from Christine Laskowski of Essendon, Vic
    References: Ronald HB. Four walls and fresh water. Victorian History Magazine 1975:307
  • History of the City of Springvale
  • Prize essays and transactions of the Highland Society of Scotland 1832 NS III [item by Dr. James Bathe, Oatfield, Inverness]
  • Shipping intelligence. Colonist (Sydney) 29 December 1838 [Hobart Town arrivals 16 December include Mr. Bathe on "Derwent" from London]
  • Ship news. Cornwall Chronicle (Launceston) 16 March 1839 [on "Britannia", one horse for Bathe, Port Phillip]
  • Victoria. Launceston Examiner 12 February 1851 [Dr. Bathe badly affected by bushfires]
  • Public meeting. Argus (Melbourne) 7 May 1851 [Dr. Bathe offered 50 pounds only from bushfire relief fund although he had lost everything and gave free medical advice to neighbours]
  • Negrette sheep. South Australian Register 23 June 1862 [Dr. Bathe an old Victorian sheep farmer on "Deane" from Cape Town after 3 or 4 years there]
  • Shipping intelligence. South Australian Advertiser 1 July 1862 [Mr. and Mrs Bathe on "Deane" for Melbourne]
  • Deaths. Argus (Melbourne) 13 April 1885 [at Balaclava Dr. James Bathe only son of James Bathe of Elcombe Manor, Wiltshire, aged 69 years, colonist of 47 years]
  • Deaths. Australian Medical Journal 15 April 1885 [at Balaclava Dr. James Bathe only son of James Bathe of Elcombe Manor, Wiltshire, aged 69]
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