John Amos1

#24708, b. 14 February 1777, d. 1848
  • Father: James Amos1 b. b 1750
  • Mother: Helen Hoy1

Individual's Timeline

Birth14 February 1777John Amos2,1
Marriagebefore 1820John Amos
Death1848John Amos1,3

Primary events

Some aspects of John Amos's life. Tho Amos family celebrated their centenary on Thursday last at Gala. Kirk, Cranbrook. A tablet erected to the memory of the pioneers of tho family was unveiled in the presence of numerous friends of tito family and people from every part of the district. The Right Rev. Roy, Moderator of tho Presbyterian Church, assisted by Rev. W. Dykes, conducted the service, which was most impressive. Messrs. Adam and John Amos, of Glen Gala and Cranbrook respectively, and their families, to whoso memory the tablet was erected, landed at Hobart Town on March 17th, 1821, from the ship Emerald, after a voyage of six months from tho Old Country. The Emerald was the first ship under private charter to sail direct from England to Van Die- mens Land. Soon after arriving they were granted land in Glamorgan, and their descendants still own the original farms, Glen Gala and Cranbrook, granted nearly 100 years ago. The ceremony of unveiling the tablet was performed by Mr. Norman Amos, of Brisbane (grandson of Mr. Adam Amos, of Glen Gala), and Mr. James C. Amos, of Burrumbah, New South Wales (grandson of Mr. John Amos, of Cranbrook). After the ceremony all present were the guests of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Amos, at Cranbrook, where afternoon tea was served. In the evening there was a bonfire and fireworks for all the children in the neighbourhood.4

Children of John Amos and Hannah (?)

  • Caroline Amos5 b. 1820
  • Lavinia Amos5 b. 1823
  • Matilda Amos5 b. 1823
  • John Amos5 b. 1824
  • Adam Amos+5 b. 1828, d. 1893


  1. Copyright 2006, updated continuously, ISSN 1833-7538 Australian Dictionary of Biography Online, Australian Dictionery of Bigraphies online.
  2. International Genealogical Index (IGI), "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950," index, FamilySearch ( : accessed 21 Apr 2014), John Amos, 14 Feb 1777; citing , Heriot By Crookston, Midlothian, Scotland, reference 2:183ST5J; FHL microfilm 1067752.
  3. Tasmanian Family Link, online
  4. Trove Digitised Newspapers, The Mercury (Hobart, Tas. : 1860 - 1954) Tuesday 22 March 1921 p 4 Article.
  5. Tasmanian Family Link, online, various.