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Biographical entry Beuzeville, James (1809 - 1887)

Born
1 June 1809
London, England
Died
28 September 1887
Enfield, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation
Sericulturalist and Public servant

Summary

James Beuzeville was superintendent of an "Experimental Silk Institution" at Eastwood 1848-49. This was a financial failure, although the sample skeins of silk sent to London were judged to fall somewhere between Bengal and Italian silk.

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Born London, 1 June 1809. Died Sydney, 28 September 1887. Family silk-weaving firm, London till 1827; Courtauld & Co., Essex 1827-40; in Europe, mainly Spain for Courtaulds 1840-48; arrived Sydney 1848; superintendent, "Experimental Silk Institution", Eastwood 1848-49; writing master, The King's School, Parramatta 1850-51; Beauclere Academy, Bathurst 1852-55; registrar of births, deaths and marriages for the Bathurst district 1856-70, 1873-83.

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McCarthy, G.J.