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James Mein (1761–1827)

Death – At his residence at Portland Head, on the evening of Tuesday, the 3rd July instant, Mr. James Mein, of that district. Mr M came to the Colony in the ship Coromandel, in 1802, and was one of that respectable class of emigrants very frequently denominated "the Portland Head Settlers." Mr. M. was universally respected; he was a truly pious man, without the least degree of affectation ever being imputed to him in that respect; he is said to have been a member of the Scotch church; free from bigotry, he availed himself of the opportunities of attending divine service, performed by the Clergymen of the Established Church, and was ever found prompt on all occasions to render every assistance in his power in promoting any good work. He esteemed the spiritual services of the Reverend Gentlemen of the Wesleyan Mission a blessing concerned upon the district, and aided by his own exertions the religious intentions of the Mission; he was proud of the society of religious men, and his morality and demeanour gained him the title of "Parson Mein;" a name not given in derision, but brought upon him by the opinion the public formed of the rectitude of his conduct. Mr. M. and his shipmates were the founders and builders of "Ebenezer Chapel," at Portland Head, in the year 1804, at which time there were but few places of public worship in the Colony. His body is the first interred in the burial ground of that chapel, and the funeral took place yesterday. He was only afflicted 10 days, seven of which he was confined to his bed. He has left an aged widow, weak and infirm, but in easy circumstances.

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'Mein, James (1761–1827)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, https://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/mein-james-2444/text29174, accessed 14 April 2024.

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Birth

1761
Melrose, Scottish Borders, Scotland

Death

13 July, 1827 (aged ~ 66)
Ebenezer, New South Wales, Australia

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