James Mossman[1]

Male 1849 - 1893  (44 years)


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  • Name James Mossman 
    Born 1849  Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Gender Male 
    _UID D84AF4C0B5604FBEBF3ECA2B78D00D27661C 
    Died 8 Jan 1893  Melbourne, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4, 5
    Address:
    the steps of the Melbourne Police Station 
    Person ID I9573  Treefive
    Last Modified 27 Feb 2018 

    Father Thomas Mossman,   b. 1 Jan 1800, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Jun 1899, Hastings, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 99 years) 
    Mother Eleanor Dilworth,   b. Abt 1818, Dungannan, County Tyrone, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Nov 1914, Hastings, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 96 years) 
    Married 28 Nov 1847  Clonfeacle, Tyrone, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 6
    Family ID F1955  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 


    • James Mossman was born in 1849 in Ireland. He was sent to New Zealand in 1860 prior to the rest of his family to be taken care of by his uncle James Dilworth, however could not cope with his uncle's temper and ran away to Southern Hawkes Bay where he worked on a sheep station, When his family tried to reunite with him on arrival in New Zealand he fled the country to Australia where he joined the police force in Melbourne. He committed suicide on the steps of the Melbourne Police Station in 1893.

  • Sources 
    1. [S4697] BOK162 Stone, R. C. J. - "James Dilworth", chart opposite page 11.

    2. [S4276] BAC Personal knowledge - Rowan Mountfort, rowan.mountfort@gmail.com, Personal communication to Rex Sinnott 5 Oct 2014.

    3. [S4296] TRE148 Family tree - Dilworth and Mossman (Rowan Mountfort), TRE148.

    4. [S3175] DTH Death Index Victoria, Australia, James Lomaine; 2649; Melbourne East; 1893.

    5. [S4960] BAC392 Death Det-Sgt Lomaine (James Mossman), BAC392., Suicide of Detective-Sergeant Lomaine; 2 August 1895; page 4; Source: http://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/.

    6. [S4466] OBT026 Obituary Mossman, Thomas, obt062., Obituary for Thomas Mossman; 26 June 1899; page 3.