Biographical entry Beuzeville, James (1809 - 1887)
- 1 June 1809
- 28 September 1887
Enfield, New South Wales, Australia
- Sericulturalist and Public servant
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.
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.
- Walsh, G. P., 'Beuzeville, James (1809-1887), sericulturist and public servant', in Douglas Pike (ed.), Australian Dictionary of Biography, vol. 3, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1969, pp. 159-160. Also available at http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A030149b.htm. Details
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