James Capper was born 1839 in Erina, New South Wales, Australia to Thomas Capper (c1797-1856) and Ann Clarke (c1798-1875) and died 22 September 1924 Toronto, New South Wales, Australia of unspecified causes. He married Mary Ann Andrews (1843-1898) 6 December 1864 in Maitland, New South Wales, Australia.


Offspring of James Capper and Mary Ann Andrews (1843-1898)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Thomas Capper (1865-1918)
James Capper (1867-1945)
David Capper (1868-1956) 20 June 1868 Brisbane Water, New South Wales, Australia 13 March 1956 Mount Vincent, New South Wales, Australia Sarah Jane Hector (1870-1929)
Sarah Ann Capper (1869-1944)



Mr. James Capper, a native of Gosford, died at the residence of his daughter, Mrs. Wellard, Dora Creek, on Monday morning, after a short illness. His passing removes another pioneer of early settlement, who had a fund [of] information regarding the opening up and development of various localities. He was born at Erina, where his childhood was spent, and at the age of 26 he married Miss Mary Ann Andrews, of Mt. Vincent; this lady predeceased him, 27 years ago. About 1874 he left Gosford district for Cooranbong, in which district he resided for 50 years till his death at Dora Creek, at the age of 85. He leaves two sons, Mr. James Capper, of Gosford, and Mr. David Capper, of Mt. Vincent, and daughter, Mrs. D. Wellard, of Dora Creek. Another son, Thomas, died at Dora Creek, at the age of 52, seven years ago. The funeral, which took place at the Church of England Cemetery, Cooranbong, on Tuesday, was [...] attended. The Rev. F. A. Wood conducted the burial service.

The Gosford Times and Wyong District Advocate, 25 September 1924, page 11

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¶ Death
  • An old resident of Dora Creek, Mr. James Capper, aged 86, was burled yesterday, Mr. Capper lived all his life in the Gosford-Dora Creek district. His wife died 27 years ago. He has left one daughter and three sons, and a number of grand-children and great-grand-children.
The Newcastle Sun, 24 September 1924, page 6