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John Myers farmer & Colonial Pioneer

M, #3058, b. 8 May 1819, d. 21 November 1896
Last Edited: 28 Feb 2021


Father*: John Myers b. s 1790
Mother*: Sarah Napier b. 14 Sep 1788, d. b 27 Apr 1827
3rd great-uncle of Patricia Catherine Adamson
  • Baptism*: John Myers farmer & Colonial Pioneer was baptised on 8 May 1819 at Balmano, Marykirk, Kincardineshire, Scotland, ; May 8th 1819; John Myres was baptized John Myers lawful son to John Myers and Sarah Napier at Balmano
    [Memo Alternative birth place from DJ of Southwark, England ??].1,2,3
  • He was the son of John Myers and Sarah Napier.
  • (Deceased) Death*: John Myers farmer & Colonial Pioneer died on 21 November 1896 at Broadmarsh, Victoria, Australia, , at age 77.2
  • Emigration*: John Myers farmer & Colonial Pioneer emigrated with John Myers farmer & Colonial Pioneer on an unknown person in 1843 at to Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, .4


  • Note for Web*: John Myers farmer & Colonial Pioneer Sarah Napier, born 1788, married John Myers, farmer, of Marykirk, Kincardine, Scotland. Their eldest son, John Myers, 1819-1936. came to Melbourne in 1843. In 1847 or 48, he started farming at Merri Creek and in 1856 he purchased crown land in the Pentland Hills for 15 shillings an acre; there he bred Clydesdale horses and dairy cattle. He took a signific part in having the Presbyterian Church built in the Pentland hills - a beautiful little sandstone building; it stands beside the Western Highway.
    Descendants of his large family bear the name of : Myers, Plummer, Gibson, Lester, Charlton and others. They live in suburban and country districts, particularly in the Ballan and Bacchus Marsh countryside. They recognise the early link with the Napier family and Theodore Napier was well known by them..5
  • Note for Web*: He started farming between 1847 and 1848 at Merri Creek, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, .
  • Note for Web: He purchased land in the Pentland Hills for 15 shiilings an acre. To breed Clydesdale horses and dairy cattle. in 1856.4


  1. [S1] International Genealogical Index (IGI) (Salt Lake City, Utah, USA: International Genealogical Index), [Jun 2006].
  2. [S40] Ancestry trees DJ https://www.ancestry.com/family-tree/person/tree/8174210.. [April 2017]
  3. [S35] Old Parochial Register of pre-1855 (General Record Office of Scotland) OPR baptisms 1819 Marykirk ref 265/ 30 7 & 265/ 20 89 image held [Feb 2021].
  4. [S34] The Barber Family Chronicle, complied by Helen Carnegie, printed 1970s, digitallyscanned &published to web by www.digbys.co, on behalf of copywright owner David Deynes Barber, Kew, Melbourne, and PCC's copy printed on demand by Lulu [Jun 2020].
  5. [S49] Website Web Site online (www.) https://books.google.com.au/books?id=wrMbGY3_K6MC&pg=PA64&lpg=PA64&dq=Sarah+Myers+born+Napier&source=bl&ots=KR788P1y_i&sig=ACfU3U0ie8IkLmkT9613uwdj1ubgAUXQkg&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwifkfG48tfpAhWHbisKHbJXCLgQ6AEwAHoECAkQAQ&#v=onepage&q=Sarah%20Myers%20born%20Na&f=false [Jun 2020].