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Biographical entry Beuzeville, James (1809 - 1887)

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


James Beuzeville was superintendent of an "Experimental Silk Institution" at Eastwood 1848-1849. 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.

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McCarthy, G.J.