Barton Family History

Amess, John Bissett

Male - Yes, date unknown


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  • Name Amess, John Bissett 
    Gender Male 
    _UID 6C64F746E21E1346A08FB3FCC04C1E0D7BF6 
    Died Yes, date unknown 
    Person ID I0799  Barton Family Tree
    Last Modified 17 Jul 2010 

    Father Amess, John Angus,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother Bissett, Issabella,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Lived Newburgh, Fife, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F0276  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • John Amess was a sailor and had travelled out in about 1850 with his cousin Samuel, who in abt 1869 was Lord Mayor of Melbourne. Haven't been about to find out exactly when both men travelled out to Australia. Samuel was a stone mason by trade.

      John Amess was later, in 1859, joined by two of his sisters Margaret and Isabella. Isabella married a Charles Cohen in Young 1863. They had nine children.

      Just to confuse matters another brother William joined the three siblings in Australia in 1880. William brought his wife and three of his surviving eight children out to Australia. William was also a Master Mariner or sea captain.

      So in 1850's John Amess and Cousin Samuel Travel to Australia
      1859 Margaret and Isabella Amess Travel to Melbourne then Sydney
      1889 William Amess and his family travel to Sydney.

      Left behind were five other children to John and Isabella Amess.