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John TICKNER (1819-1875)

John TICKNER,1,2 son of Edward TICKNER (1789-1864) and Sarah TOWNER (1784-1860), was born in March 1819 in East Guldeford, Sussex.1 He was baptised in 1819 in an unidentified place or church.3

he migrated from Gravesend, Kent to Camden, NSW arriving on 26 October 1839. He travelled to Australia on the "Florist" with his parents and his wife Mary Ann. The ship left on 14 Jun 1838.4

John married Mary Ann MORRIS in 1839 in an unidentified place.1,2 In 1840 (approx.) he resided at "Camberfield" in Razorback, NSW. He lived there with Mary Ann and other members of his family. He had 320 acres (130 hectares) which he leased from the Macarthur family. He was more a grazier than a farmer as he had most of the land under grass rather than crops. He lived ther until his death in 1840.5

he was mentioned in a newspaper report on 22 March 1854 in the The Sydney Morning Herald; John had two horses impounded. The reasons for this action were not stated in the report.6

his interests included horse breeding. An Auction Sale notice was published in the Sydney Morning Herald on Monday 13 April 1874 advising the sale of three "well-bred" Draught Stallions named Ploughboy, Young Prince and Young Conqueror by N W Raven on behalf of John Tickner, Esq. Cmberfield, Camden to be sold at the Metropolitan Agricultural Exhibition 1874.

A report appeared in The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser on Saturday 10 April 1875 of winners in the 1875 Metropolitan Intercolonial Exhibition, Livestock Awards as follows : Horses : Class 33, Pony, horse or mare not exceeding 12 hands high. J Tickner, Camberfield, Camden. Don, bright chestnut, 5 years; bred by exhibitor; by Schiller from Zoe. First prize £2. As this exhibit was only a month after his death, it is presumed his children retained the exhibits for him.

Another report appeared in the Sydney Morning Herald of Wednesday 1 May 1878 of winners in the 1878 Metropolitan Intercolonial Exhibition, Livestock Awards as follows : Winners - Horses : Class 33, Pony, horse or mare not exceeding 12 hands high. F. Dengate, Camden, chestnut, 8 years, bred by the late John Tickner, Camden; by Chillean from Zoe, 2nd prize.7

his interests also included crop exhibiting. The Sydney Morning Herald of Thursday 8 April 1875 reports that at The Exhibition held at Prince Albert Park under the asupices of The Agricultural Society "Mr Tickner of Camden exhibits some very fine feed pumpkins and a good collection of mangolds"; "J. Tickner, Camberfield, Camden, one other exhibit, Class 384 Carrots, Field, Prize £1" and "J. Tickner, Camberfield, Camden, Only exhibit, Hay, two bales, not less than 112 lbs each, Class 389, Oaten, Prize £2". It is believed that this Exhibition was the precursor of what is now known as the Sydney Royal Easter Show. As this exhibit was only a month after his death, it is presumed his children retained the exhibits for him.8

John and Mary only had one child, Eliza Florist TICKNER who was born at sea aboard "The Florist" on 24 September 1839 while they were travelling to Australia. She died 24 July 1908, Camden NSW and was buried at Camden. Eliza married Frederick James DENGATE, son of Edwin DENGATE and Harriet TAYLOR, by special licence on 28 September 1861 at Holy Trinity Church Sydney, officiated by Rev E Rogers

[Frederick James DENGATE was born 30 Mar 1830, Calmsley Hill, Liverpool NSW and registered at Parramatta NSW. He died 2 Dec 1901 in Camden, NSW]. Frederick and Eliza had 8 children.9,10,11

John died (aged 56) on 9 March 1875 at his home "Camberfield" in Razorback. He died after drinking carbolic acid, mistaking it for gin. John had been using carbolic acid in a gin bottle to treat one of his animals and had it on his hands when he entered his house where he took a draught of what he thought was gin. He thought that the smell came from his hands when he opened the bottle. A Death Notice appeared in the Sydney Morning Herald on Friday 12 March 1875 as follows : DEATHS, Tickner - March 9, at his residence, Camberfield, Razorback, near Camden, John Tickner, native of Sussex, England ,aged 56 Years. Another notice appeared on Friday 16 April 1875 giving the basic details.1,12,13 He was buried in March 1875 in St John's Churchyard in Camden.13

Citations

1{S0171}, Internet (WCP) RAY, Angie : re TICKNER & GRIERSON (Site : http://wc.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?db=nray0scooby). Cit. Date: before 1 July 2009. Assessment: Secondary evidence.
2{S0136} Compiled by Max LAIDLEY (1994), Book : "History of Edward TICKNER and Sarah TOWNER of East Guldeford, Sussex and Camden NSW". Page 8. Cit. Date: before 1 July 2009. Assessment: Secondary evidence.
3{S0136} Compiled by Max LAIDLEY (1994), Book : "History of Edward TICKNER and Sarah TOWNER of East Guldeford, Sussex and Camden NSW". Pages 8, 49. Cit. Date: before 1 July 2009. Assessment: Secondary evidence.
4{S0136} Compiled by Max LAIDLEY (1994), Book : "History of Edward TICKNER and Sarah TOWNER of East Guldeford, Sussex and Camden NSW". Pages 6, 95, 97. Cit. Date: 9 August 2013. Assessment: Secondary evidence.
5{S0497} Alan Atkinson, Book : "Camden, Farm and Village Life in Early New South Wales". Custom Id: 994.46ATK. Cit. Date: 17 February 2012. Assessment: Secondary evidence.
6{S0399}, Newspaper : TICKNER, John (0423) : Horses Impounded (Sydney Morning Herald). Wednesday 22 Mar 1854. Cit. Date: 21 April 2010. Assessment: Primary evidence.
Text From Source: "Impoundings, Camden March 11. From Tickner's Farm near Camden :--- Light Bay horse, WW off shoulder, aged (stet), 16 hands high; dark bay horse, M near shoulder, about 6 years old, 16 hands high; damages 1s each. To be sold, if not released, in 21 days from the above date. W S Mitchell 9s"
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Report of two horses being impounded from his property

7{S0400}, Newspaper : TICKNER, John (0423) : Horse Breeding and Showing (Sydney Morning Herald and The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser). Cit. Date: 21 April 2010. Assessment: Primary evidence.
- Monday 13 April 1874; Page 7; Auctions
- Saturday 10 April 1875, Page 5, Metropolitan Intercolonial Exhibition, Livestock Awards
- Wednesday 1 May 1878 of winners in the Metropolitan Intercolonial Exhibition
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Auction 1874 MAE

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Second Prize 1875 MIE

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Second Prize 1878 MIE

8{S0401}, Newspaper : TICKNER, John (0423) : Crop Exhibiting (Sydney Morning Herald). Thursday 8 April 1875; Pge 8; Exhibition Results, Section IX, Sugars and Sugar Producing Plants. Cit. Date: 21 April 2010. Assessment: Primary evidence.
NLA Site : http://newspapers.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/13354515?searchTerm=tickner+camden
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Crop showing results for John 1875

9{S0401}, Newspaper : DENGATE, Frederick James and TICKNER, Eliza Florist : Marriage Notice (Sydney Morning Herald). Monday 21 October 1861; Marriage Notices : Dengate - Tickner. Cit. Date: 21 April 2010. Assessment: Secondary evidence.
NLA Site : http://newspapers.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/13066865
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Marriage Notice Frederick James Dengate and Eliza Florist Tickner

10{S0136} Compiled by Max LAIDLEY (1994), Book : "History of Edward TICKNER and Sarah TOWNER of East Guldeford, Sussex and Camden NSW". Pages 51. Cit. Date: before 1 July 2009. Assessment: Secondary evidence.
11{S0084}, Internet (John & Pauline Leafe, Rootsweb Freepages) TICKNER, RIDEOUT and BENNETT (Site : http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~latijan/names.htm). Cit. Date: before 1 July 2009. Assessment: Secondary evidence.
12{S0398}, Newspaper : TICKNER, John (0423) : Death Notice (The Sydney Morning Herald). Cit. Date: 21 April 2010. Assessment: Primary evidence.
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Death Notice 12 Mar 1875

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Death Notice 16 Apr 1875

13{S0136} Compiled by Max LAIDLEY (1994), Book : "History of Edward TICKNER and Sarah TOWNER of East Guldeford, Sussex and Camden NSW". Page 52. Cit. Date: before 1 July 2009. Assessment: Secondary evidence.

Compiler of this family history is : John Owen

              

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