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James Eglinton (1843–1929)

Mr. James Eglinton, who died at the age of 86 yesterday, was born at Uddington, near Glasgow. With his parents he came to Australia in August, 1848, landing at Twofold Bay, New South Wales. The family left Twofold Bay for Adelaide two years later, and settled at Gumeracha, where Mr, Eglinton's father and mother were employed by Mr. David Shannon. Mr. Eglinton, sen., acquired a farm at Gumeracha, on which his son worked until he was 28, when he married Miss Louisa Radford. The newly married couple kept a shop in Gumeracha for six or seven years, and Mr. Eglinton then bought an hotel at Terowie. In 1894 he came to Adelaide, and was connected with several hotels in the metropolitan area. He later tried his luck at the diggings in Western Australia. but his efforts were unsuccessful. For six years Mr. Eglinton was employed by Harris, Scarfe, Ltd., but for the past three years he had lived in retirement.

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6 January, 1843
Uddingston, Lanarkshire, Scotland


27 June, 1929 (aged 86)
Kent Town, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia

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