Name: James DARGIN
Birth: 11 APR 1805 in Parramatta NSW Australia 1 2
Death: 27 JAN 1850 in Windsor NSW Australia of Appolexy 1
Residence: > 1824 District of Evan, Colony of NSW 1
Residence: 1828 CENSUS Bathurst NSW Australia 1
Residence: 1831 - 1834 "Bulls Head Inn" George St., Sydney 1
Occupation: "Bulls Head Inn" George St., Sydney 1831 - 1834 1
Occupation: Landholder of 200 acres 1828 CENSUS 1
Occupation: Publican owner "Irish Arms" Parramatta 1829 1
Occupation: Farmer of Richmond Road, Windsor 1837 1
Occupation: Licencee "Highland Lassie" Bathurst 1838 1
Occupation: Farmer & Grazier of Windsor Richmond Rd 1842-1848 1
Refer pages 82 - 85 in Book 1 of 'Along the Windsor Richmond Road' which can be read online at Sophia EZZY (1807 - 1884) An Exile - and a Lady
On 2 November 1824 John Ezzey was a witness to the marriage of his sister Sophia Ezzy to James Dargin. The other witness at the marriage was Elizabeth Ezzy.
The following information has been extracted from 'Along the Windsor Richmond Road' 1985 (ISBN 0 9589831 0 0 and ISBN 0 9589831 3 5) - The Early Days of the Ezzy Family. A Story of an Early Pioneer Family, Researched and written by present-day members of the Family, themselves. This can be read online at
Taylor & Ashdown Family Genealogy - 'Along the Windsor Richmond Road Extracts
Refer pages 27 - 31 in Book 1 which can be read online at Jane EZZY - First woman to be granted land in the Hawkesbury and pages 54 - 59 in Book 1 which can be read online at Jane EZZY of Sydney Town. On page 54 in Book 1it states :
The reasons that attracted
Jane Ezzy to a life in Sydney Town rather than the Green Hills of the Hawkesbury, remain a mystery. Certainly, so far as we know very few of her descendants took after her in this respect, during the early years, at least. Her daughter,
Sophia, together with her husband, James Dargin, lived in the Town for a short time early in their marriage, when they were conducting the "Bulls Head Inn" in George Street, Sydney. .... Both couples remained for only a few years and then returned to the country areas. Sophia
and James returning to Bathurst, where they had previously spent some time, in earlier years........
Three weeks after his marriage to Sophia EZZY, James DARGIN was before the Windsor Court on 22 Nov 1824 on a charge of pig stealing and was sentenced to be transported to the Convict Settlement at Port Macquarie for a period of three years. His brother-in-law Joseph WINDRED who was also accused, was sentenced to seven years transportation on the same charge.
Port Macquarie was a settlement for second offender or convicts who had comitted a crime after arrival in the Colony. James was confined in Windsor Goal for a time while Petitions were lodged. One was from a settler, John McCABE who stated he had employed James for a period of five years from the age of 13 years and that he was sure that the young man had been led into crime through lack of experience and sheer ignorance. James was removed to Sydney Gaol .The Windsor Court, after considering the various Petitions changed James' place of servitude to Van Dieman's Land and on 5 Jul 1825 James and Sophia went on board the ship "Elizabeth" and set sail for Hobart Town. Mary DARGIN had petitioned that her daughter-in-law, Sophia, be allowed to accompany her son, and her wish had been granted.
In 1829 when their first child Eliza was born, James had become a Publican, like so many of his family and the couple owned the "Irish Arms" in Sydney Road, Parramatta. By 1831 the couple had moved to Sydney Town and for the next four years James was the Publican of the "Bulls Head Inn" in George Street. When their daughter Sophia Jane was born in 1837, James was listed as a Farmer of Richmond Road, Windsor, but by 1836 the couple were again living at Bathurst and James was the owner of the "Highland Laddie", a licence he held for about three years. The family returned to live at Windsor where their three youngest children were born and James passed away in Feb 1850, leaving Sophia with a young family to raise.
Only James & Sophia DARGIN's two daughters Eliza and Emily married and produced offspring, as their remaining remained single. Therefore there were no grand children to carry on the DARGIN name.
publicans mentioned in Sydney newspapers for the year 1831
Dargan James annual license granted
Dargin Mr license transfer
Dargin John Parramatta/License issued
Father: Thomas "aka Thomas DARGIN" DARGON b: 1772 in possibly England
Mother: Mary "alias HOUNDSBY" LOVERIDGE b: 17 NOV 1776 in Berkshire or Hampshire England
Sophia EZZY b: 7 NOV 1807 in Clarendon, Mulgrave Place NSW Australia c: 2 JUN 1811 in St.Matthew's C/E, Windsor NSW
2 NOV 1824
in Church of England Castlereagh NSW
NSW Marriage : V18243450 3B/1824 DARGIN JAMES EZZEY SOPHIA CD
CD Church of England Castlereagh
2 NOV 1824
in St.Matthew's Church, Windsor NSW 3
- Eliza DARGIN b: 1829 in Parramatta, Sydney NSW Australia
- Jane Ann DARGIN b: 1831 in George St., Sydney NSW Australia
- James DARGIN b: 1834 in George St., Sydney NSW Australia
- Sophia Jane DARGIN b: 1837 in Richmond Road, Windsor NSW AUS
- William Thomas DARGIN b: 1840 in Bathurst NSW Australia
- Emily Marie DARGIN b: 14 SEP 1842 in Windsor NSW Australia
- Louisa Mary DARGIN b: 1844 in Clarendon, Windsor NSW Australia
- Albert Sidney DARGIN b: 1848 in Windsor NSW Australia
- Author: Grace Douglass & Laurel Legge
Title: Along the Windsor Richmond Road
Publication: 1985 (ISBN 0 9589831 0 0 and ISBN 0 9589831 3 5)
Extracts from this book can be read online via my pages at Taylor & Ashdown Family Genealogy
- Author: Dom Swinkels on GenCircles http://www.gencircles.com
Dom Swinkels on Gencircles advised 11 Feb 2005 : ..the early Websters appear in our family tree because of their relationship to the MOBBS, which is part of my wife Wendy's line. Alice Maud WEBSTER married Ewen Robert MOBBS.
- Author: Meredith McGregor (via marriage to Ezzy and Lamb families)
Meredith is related via marriage on the line of Sydney Carlton Ezzy, son of Reuben William Ezzy, son of William James (Bill) Ezzy, son of John Ezzey and Rebecca Lamb.