John Shurmer was born 11 September 1814 in Latton, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom to John Shurmer (1766-1839) and Elizabeth Kitchener (1774-1842) and died 20 April 1885 in Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia of unspecified causes. He married Sarah A Stevens (1818-1899) .

He arrived in New South Wales on 9 June 1849 on the James Gibb with his wife and children as a free settler.


Offspring of John Shurmer and Sarah A Stevens (1818-1899)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Mary Ann Shurmer (1836-1906)
Rosanna Shurmer (1840-1923)
William Shurmer (1842-1845)
Sarah Ann Shurmer (1844-1845)
Henry Shurmer (1846-1859)
Ellen Shurmer (1847-1875)
Sarah Shurmer (1848-1875)
William Shurmer (1850-1853)
Albert Shurmer (1851-1922) 6 July 1851 Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia 8 February 1922 Oxford-street, Guildford, New South Wales, Australia Jane Elizabeth Eldridge (1851-1911)

Charles Shurmer (1854-1921)
John Shurmer (1857-1926) 17 March 1857 Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia 30 April 1926 Marrickville, New South Wales, Australia Maria Louisa Eldridge (1862-1951)

Thomas Shurmer (1859-1912)
Jessie Shurmer (1866-1885)

Namesakes of John Shurmer (1814-1885)

 Birth placeDeath placeFatherMotherJoined with
John Shurmer (1857-1926)Goulburn, New South Wales, AustraliaMarrickville, New South Wales, AustraliaJohn Shurmer (1814-1885)Sarah A Stevens (1818-1899)Maria Louisa Eldridge (1862-1951)
John Shurmer (1814-1885)Latton, Wiltshire, England, United KingdomGoulburn, New South Wales, AustraliaJohn Shurmer (1766-1839)Elizabeth Kitchener (1774-1842)Sarah A Stevens (1818-1899)
John William Shurmer (1894-1973)Burraga, New South Wales, AustraliaSydney, New South Wales, AustraliaJohn Shurmer (1857-1926)Maria Louisa Eldridge (1862-1951)Eva Patience White (1898-1970)

Footnotes (including sources)

‡ General
Ω Birth
  • "1818" in Eisley and "1819-03-17" in Gloucestershire are also suggested
¶ Death
  • BDM Index ref for death: 6881/1885
§ Remains
  • THE Friends of the late MR. JOHN SHURMER are respectfully invited to attend his FUNERAL. The procession will move from his late residence, Upper Verner-street, TO-MORROW (WEDNESDAY) AFTERNOON, at 3 o'clock p.m.
Goulburn Evening Penny Post, 21 April 1885, page 2
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