James Eggins was born 12 December 1844 in Ewhurst, Sussex, England, United Kingdom to William Eggins (1813-1885) and Jane Meppin (1817-1882) and died 3 May 1904 Alumny Creek, New South Wales, Australia of unspecified causes. He married Mary Ann Richards (1847-1920) 13 September 1868 in Grafton, New South Wales, Australia.
DEATH OF MR. JAMES EGGINS.
Mr. James Eggins, an old resident of Alumny Creek, died on Tuesday evening last, after a long illness, at the age of 59. Deceased came to the district about 40 years ago, and was a much respected resident. He was a trustee of the Methodist Church for a considerable time. A post-mortem examination on Wednesday revealed that death was due to an intestinal cancerous growth. Deceased leaves a widow, four sons and seven daughters, most of whom are grown up, also five brothers, three sisters, and a large number of relatives. The funeral on Wednesday was largely attended, the procession including about 80 vehicles, half of which contained relatives of the deceased. Members of the Loyal Star of the East Oddfellows marched in procession, and the burial service of the Order was conducted at the grave. Rev. J. W. Holden conducted the funeral service, and took occasion to refer to the Christian life of the departed, and what a consolation it was, to his friends that he died with such bright hopes of a happy hereafter.
- "DEATH OF MR. JAMES EGGINS.". Clarence and Richmond Examiner (Grafton, NSW : 1889 - 1915) (Grafton, NSW: National Library of Australia): p. 8. 7 May 1904. http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article61404814. Retrieved 19 October 2011.