John Hourn was born 13 April 1814 in Tenterden, Kent, England, United Kingdom to Joseph Hourn (bef1820) and Charlotte Blackman (1777) and died 26 July 1898 at Edwin Street in Croydon, New South Wales, Australia of unspecified causes. He married Ruth Freeman (1822-1884) 9 March 1842 at Scots Presbyterian Church in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. Ancestors are from the United Kingdom.

He arrived in New South Wales on 27 November 1838 on the Lady Nugent as a free settler.


Offspring of John Hourn and Ruth Freeman (1822-1884)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Charles Hourn (1841-1884) 22 March 1841 Concord, New South Wales, Australia 22 March 1884 Eliza Hilder (1845-1918)

Frances Charlotte Hourn (1843)
Jane Hourn (1848)
Joseph Hourn (1850-1933)
Ruth Hourn (1853-1854)
John Hourn (1854-1932)
Ellen Hourn (1857-1942)
Alice Hourn (c1859-1882)
(female) Hourn (1860-1860)
Frederick Christopher Hourn (1862)

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¶ Death
  • HOURN.—July 26, at the residence of his nephew, Edwin-street, Croydon, John Hourn, aged 84, late of Menangle.
The Sydney Morning Herald, 28 July 1898, page 1
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